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News claiming 700 medical cases extracted out of Eastern Ghouta are not true

News claiming 700 medical cases extracted out of Eastern Ghouta are not true

Ahmad Primo Ahmad Primo   Saturday 20th January 2018

Ahmad Primo Ahmad Primo   Saturday 20th January 2018

Turkish news agency shared lately news titled "after Erdogan's endeavor.... 700 medical cases from Eastern Ghouta being treated in Damascus hospitals" saying hundreds of medical cases from besieged Eastern Ghouta transferred to Damascus hospitals to be treated.

The agency's report which was shared by Arabic and international news website quoted from Turkish presidency statement saying Russia told Turkey that 700 cases from Eastern Ghouta transferred to Damascus hospitals since last Tuesday.

According to the agency this came after endeavors by Turkish president Erdogan and calls with Russian president Putin.

Local sources in Eastern Ghouta which is besieged by Assad regime denied to Verify-Sy claims that any medical case or injured civilians left Eastern Ghouta since January 1 2018.

The head of support team in Syrian American Medical Society SAMS Mohammad Kanoub assured to Verify-Sy that no medical case left Eastern Ghouta since January 1 2018.

Kanoub said that SAMS is the medical organization responsible for medical cases in Eastern Ghouta and coordinates with Red Crescent and World Health Organization, and said there are efforts being made to evacuate medical cases but no progress yet.


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