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Videos broadcast by Russian television stations show people walking towards forces that had bombarded their homes overnight
Thousands of civilians have fled the besieged region of eastern Ghouta towards Syrian government troops, seeking shelter from an overnight bombardment that killed dozens of people and levelled much of a town in the enclave.
Videos broadcast by Russian television stations showed throngs of civilians marching out of the area after enduring three weeks of bombardment that has killed over 1,500 civilians in what was described by UN officials as “hell on earth”.