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BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:06 P.M.) – A group of Syrian Army servicemen who were at some point captured by Muslim Brotherhood-linked jihadists during past battles in Damascus’ East Ghouta region have just been released in exchange for rebel prisoners held by government forces.

According to Damascus-based sources, some thirteen Syrian troops have been released by the Ahrar al-Sham militant faction from its captivity back into the hands of the Syrian Army; in exchange government forces handed over 5 rebel prisoners.

Both belligerents had captured the other side’s fighters amid various battles in the district town of Harasta – the one and only stronghold held by Ahrar al-Sham in East Ghouta.

At the present time, Ahrar al-Sham fighters in the process of being evacuated from their East Ghouta stronghold towards rebel-held areas of northwest Syria where they will be received by allied insurgent groups; at least 1,5000 militants and 6,000 of their family members are expect to leave Harasta.

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2018-03-22 13:01
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“at least 1,5000 militants and 6,000 of their family members are expect to leave Harasta.”!!!
Vice versa must be true. 6000 militants and 15000 of their family members makes more sense.

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Floriangeyer
2018-03-22 13:52
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Al Masdar need to proof read what that wish to broadcast if these figures are incorrect as it seems they are.

Ivan
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2018-03-22 15:00
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They put one more zero then they should have.
The real numbers are: 1500 militants and 6000 of their family members.