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Syria: ‘They used us as human shields’ - E.Ghouta residents recount terror of fleeing02:17

Syria: ‘They used us as human shields’ - E.Ghouta residents recount terror of fleeing

Syrian Arab Republic, Hush Nasri
March 16, 2018 at 21:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

Civilians fleeing the conflict in Eastern Ghouta by passing through Hush Nasri shared their terrifying experiences of living in besieged villages on Friday.

A woman recounted how opposition forces used them as "human shields", not allowing them to leave their houses while they were under attack.

A man who was also feeling said: "They fired at us, they did not want us to flee at all, they fired at the car wheels so that we could not flee."

According to the testimonies of people fleeing Eastern Ghouta through the humanitarian corridor, opposition forces fired at them even as they were fleeing, leaving several people injured.

More than 4,000 civilians, including women and children, were evacuated from Eastern Ghouta through the Hamouriyah humanitarian corridor.

Syria: ‘They used us as human shields’ - E.Ghouta residents recount terror of fleeing02:17
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Civilians fleeing the conflict in Eastern Ghouta by passing through Hush Nasri shared their terrifying experiences of living in besieged villages on Friday.

A woman recounted how opposition forces used them as "human shields", not allowing them to leave their houses while they were under attack.

A man who was also feeling said: "They fired at us, they did not want us to flee at all, they fired at the car wheels so that we could not flee."

According to the testimonies of people fleeing Eastern Ghouta through the humanitarian corridor, opposition forces fired at them even as they were fleeing, leaving several people injured.

More than 4,000 civilians, including women and children, were evacuated from Eastern Ghouta through the Hamouriyah humanitarian corridor.

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