"Over the past two days, 6,441 militants with their families were relocated from the settlement of Irbin to the Idlib province," the ministry's statement read.
According to the ministry, 4,979 militants and members of their families were relocated from Harasta in Eastern Ghouta to the Idlib province on Sunday as a result of the agreements reached by the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation with the leaders of the Ahrar al-Sham group.
The ministry added that 5,453 militants and their families had been transported on Sunday to the Idlib province by 81 buses. The safety of the route was ensured by the Syrian police under the supervision of the officers of the Russian reconciliation center and representatives of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.
The ministry then specified that almost 114,000 people have left Damascus' suburb of Eastern Ghouta since the beginning of humanitarian pauses.
“On March 25, more than 1,092 civilians left the town of Duma [in Eastern Ghouta] though the Muhayam Al-Wafedin humanitarian corridor. A total of 113,715 people have been evacuated from Eastern Ghouta with the assistance of the Russian reconciliation center since the beginning of humanitarian pauses,” the press release read.
The evacuation was launched after an agreement had been reached as a result of negotiations between the representatives of the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation and leaders of the al-Rahman Legion armed opposition group, the ministry added.
The situation in Eastern Ghouta has been tense over the past months, resulting in ongoing shelling by local militants of Damascus and fire from the Syrian pro-government forces. Damascus says it opens fire in response to shelling from Eastern Ghouta, but Western countries are accusing the Syrian government and Russia of being responsible for the escalation of tensions in the area.
Soon after the adoption of the resolution, Russia announced a daily five-hour humanitarian break in the fighting to prevent more casualties among the population and allow civilians leave Eastern Ghouta.