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Syria's Eastern Ghouta 'totally stabilised': Russian army

AFP  |  Moscow 

The today said the situation in the former Syrian opposition bastion of Eastern had been "totally stabilised".

"The situation in Eastern has been totally stabilised. Refugees are continuously returning to where they lived. As of today some 60,000 people have returned to their homes," said at a briefing in

Rebels were in the process of leaving their last outpost of Douma, Poznikhir said, adding that "there has not been a single shot or confrontation in Eastern for the last five days".

would be sent to Douma from Thursday to keep the peace, he said.

Poznikhir also accused the civil defence organisation of staging a in Douma on Saturday that has led to US promising strikes.

According to the rescuers, some 40 people were killed in a that the West has blamed on the regime of Bashar al-Assad, prompting strong denials from

has long claimed rebels were planning to stage such an attack with the aim of provoking further Western intervention in the war-torn country.

At a separate event in Moscow, Russian said he hoped "common sense" would prevail in world diplomacy following a furious tweet from Trump warning that "missiles will be coming".

"The situation in the world is becoming more and more chaotic but all the same we hope that common sense will finally prevail and international relations will take a constructive path," he said.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 21:55 IST
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