Russia says civilians in Syria's Ghouta are asking to be evacuated

MOSCOW - The Russian military said on Thursday that civilians in Syria's rebel-held eastern Ghouta had made numerous requests to be evacuated, the TASS news agency reported, citing Russian Major-General Vladimir Zolotukhin speaking to reporters in Damascus.
TASS cited Zolotukhin as saying that rebels were continuing to shell the evacuation corridor from eastern Ghouta.