Members of Syrian forces of President Bashar al Assad stand guard near destroyed buildings in Jobar, eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria April 2, 2018. REUTERS
The Egyptian embassy in Damascus in coordination with Syrian authorities has successfully extracted seven Egyptian citizens who were trapped in refugee camps in the eastern Syrian town of Al-Ghouta, according to the charge d'affaires of the Egyptian embassy in Damascus Mohamed Tharwat Salim.
The seven citizens were taken on Sunday from the camps to the Egyptian embassy in Damascus, according to Salim.
Several weeks ago, the Egyptian embassy successfully extracted another Egyptian family from in Al-Ghouta, according to Al-Ahram Arabic news website.
Salim added that Egyptian officials in Damascus are taking all necessary measures to help all Egyptian citizens return safely to Egypt.
Al-Ghouta is a small area east of Damascus with a population of 420,000 people who have suffered from a lack of food and medical supplies amid the conflict in Syria.