A UN official has confirmed that rebels in Damascus had agreed to release government workers in exchange for children waiting to evacuate the area, a news report has revealed. This has raised concerns over children being used as bargaining chips for such transactions.
Update from evacuations in besieged #EastGhouta: 12 children were evacuated from the area today to receive medical care in #Damascus. Remainder of evacuations will occur tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/OgwJJLqmVq— SAMS (@sams_usa) December 27, 2017