Safe corridor struck by rebel shelling in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

For the second day in a row, rebels in Ghouta target with shells at safe corridor for the evacuating civilians.

Damascus: Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that Jabhat al-Nusra rebels and groups affiliated to them fired 6 rocket shells at the safe corridor set up near al-Wafidin Camp to evacuate civilians from Ghouta.

A cease-fire began at 9 am on Wednesday morning to allow for the evacuation of civilians ready to leave Ghouta area in Damascus Countryside, after rebels prevented them from leaving on Tuesday.

Earlier, SANA’s correspondent said that the rebels are still preventing civilians from leaving for the second day in a row so that they can continue using them as human shields.

Syrian Army units and the authorities had made all arrangements to receive civilians on Tuesday, with ambulances and transportation waiting at the chosen crossing point.

During the truce period on Tuesday, rebels fired shells at the safe corridor six times to prevent civilians from leaving the Ghouta area, and they also fired shells at Damascus and its countryside, claiming the life of one civilian and injuring 17 others. SANA reported.

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