Evacuation deals have allowed buses loaded with fighters and civilians to head north and seek what scarce medical and nutritional aid is available.
Buses have left eastern Ghouta, carrying fighters and family from a last rebel holdout, according to Syrian state television. President Bashar al-Assad's regime could soon take full control east of Damascus.
Russia has reportedly brokered a deal for hundreds of civilians and rebels to be evacuated from the last opposition-held area of eastern Ghouta. But an opposition representative has denied reports of an agreement.
A temporary ceasefire offered up by Russia appears to have been wholly ineffective as violence continues. Russia blames rebel groups for the outbreaks of violence during the daily humanitarian pause.
The Syrian army is close to regaining full control of eastern Ghouta. Talks are underway to reach a full settlement that could see Russian troops deployed inside the town of Douma.
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