1,500 evacuated from besieged Damascus suburb: Red Crescent

AFP , Sunday 13 Oct 2013

Syria's Red Crescent said Sunday it has evacuated at least 1,500 people since yesterday from a Damascus suburb that has been under siege by the Syrian army for months.

"Around 1,500 people, most of them women and children, were evacuated from a point on the outskirts of Moadamiyet al-Sham and taken to shelters," Red Crescent spokesman Khaled Erksoussi told AFP. 

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