February 21, 2018 / 4:03 PM / a month ago

Macron calls for humanitarian truce in Syria's eastern Ghouta

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for a humanitarian truce in Syria’s eastern Ghouta to allow for the evacuation of civilians, after pro-government forces pounded the rebel-held district outside the Syrian capital Damascus.

French President Emmanuel Macron is seen during a visit at a mediatheque in Les Mureaux, Paris suburb, France, February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool

“France clearly, vigorously, condemns what is taking place in eastern Ghouta,” Macron said during a press briefing with Liberia’s George Weah in Paris.

Reporting by Marine PennetierWriting by Michel Rose

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