Thursday, 12 April 2018, morning: Eastern Ghouta has been completely liberated of jihadists.

The final liberation of the whole of Eastern Ghouta includes the city of Duma. This was under the control of jihadists of Yesh al-Islam (the Islamic Army) and was where the so-called White Helmets operate - a group that purports to defend civilians and which is funded by the UK.

In total, 165 000 persons – civilians and armed jihadists - have been evacuated, pursuant to agreements concluded by the Syrian Ministry for Reconciliation under the protection of the Russian Centre.

Anoosha Boralessa