A man carries an elderly woman as hundreds of civilians, who were evacuated from Eastern Ghouta, ride buses to transport them for nearby makeshift centres, on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, on March 16, 2018. Thousands of people have fled fighting in war-torn Syria. Photo: EPA-EFE

As many as 16,000 civilians flee Ghouta and Afrin as the two Syrian battles enter decisive phases

Topic |   Syrian conflict

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A man carries an elderly woman as hundreds of civilians, who were evacuated from Eastern Ghouta, ride buses to transport them for nearby makeshift centres, on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, on March 16, 2018. Thousands of people have fled fighting in war-torn Syria. Photo: EPA-EFE
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