Syria war: Pro-Assad forces recapture 10% of Eastern Ghouta, monitors say

Syria war: Pro-Assad forces recapture 10% of Eastern Ghouta, monitors say
 

Pro-government forces in Syria have reportedly recaptured about 10% of the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, says fighting on the ground intensified there on Saturday. Rebels responded by shelling nearby Damascus.
Some 393,000 people are trapped in the Eastern Ghouta, which has been besieged by the government since 2013.
Food and medical stocks are dwindling, and aid trucks are unable to get in.
Syria's military says it is trying to liberate the region, one of the last rebel strongholds, from those it terms terrorists.... read more

 
4 March 2018 in World News, Views: 60
Source: BBC
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