A brief "humanitarian break" ordered by Russia came into force on Tuesday when Syrian and Russian troops set up a corridor to allow civilians to leave a rebel enclave near Damascus, but at the end of the five-hour period No civilians had left for the break from the contested area.
The doldrums gave a short respite to the estimated 400,000 residents of the besieged eastern Ghouta, who were severely attacked by the Syrian government for weeks.
The United Nations and its aides criticized the unilateral agreement and said that the situation was not such that convoys could enter, or people from the enclave might need medical evacuation.
The inhabitants of the enclave also fear that their region will meet the same fate as the East In the rebellious half of the city of Aleppo, where a similar Russian-ordered break in 201
Footage from Tuesday at a transitional location of the Syrian military between East Ghouta and Damascus showed that preparations were being made for the withdrawal of civilians, including small buses parking lot and flying soldiers. Syria's state-run channel Al-Ikhbariya TV said a restaurant was set up there, but there was no sign that anyone showed up.
Russia's state news agency Tass said Russia's military police have set up a humanitarian corridor with Syrians
The Wafideen border crossing is located near Douma, one of the largest cities in the east of Ghouta, and is about 20 kilometers from the center of Damascus removed
Al-Ikhbariya's journalist on the ground said mortar shells had targeted the border and prevented civilians from leaving the country. www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…27&Itemid= At least a few mortars were heard when the broadcast was live, and some seemed to come out of government.
The director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdurrahman, said that about five shells from government areas fell on the one grenade in an area where the government had started a ground attack, and it was not clear if it was from the Government or the rebels was fired.
Russian General Viktor Pankov told Tass that residents can not leave
The Russian five-hour humanitarian break ordered by President Vladimir Putin comes about when no UN ceasefire was established in eastern Ghouta: local residents and aid organizations criticized such unilateral ceasefire over lack of international monitoring and consensus of all parties