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The recapture of Eastern Ghouta by Syrian government forces means President Bashar al-Assad is now more securely in power than at any time since the start of this seven-year conflict. President Assad will be exuberant that the rebels have been ousted from their last remaining stronghold close to the ...
The Syrian government has gained full control of Eastern Ghouta, the rebel-held enclave that had been under siege for five years. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Details on this story and many more here on International Edition as reported by our sister channel Euronews, including how ...

Nearly 128,000 civilians remain trapped in Eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb besieged by the Bashar al-Assad regime, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Friday. "According to the reports we obtained, the Syrian regime has taken Eastern Ghouta under full ...
More than 42,000 people have left the Syrian town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus since February 28, Chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of conflicting sides in Syria Major General Yuri Yevtushenko said on Thursday. Since the beginning of the humanitarian operation, ...
Ghouta is a semi-rural outer district of Syria's capital. It lies just 10 kilometres east of central Damascus. After the Syrian conflict began as a revolution in 2011, rebels took control of a large section in the east of Ghouta in November 2012. While other parts of Ghouta have fallen in and out of rebel hands, ...
"The raised state flag over a building in the town of Douma has heralded the control over this location and therefore over the whole of eastern Ghouta," Major-General Yuri Yevtushenko, head of the Russian peace and reconciliation centre in Syria, was quoted as saying. Russian military police have also ...

On CNN's tour of Eastern Ghouta, shovels lay near an incomplete underground pathway. It would have been the second passage connected to the Irbeen Hospital; the other one was used to ferry the wounded from one medical facility to another. The hospital was in tatters, suggesting the impromptu escape ...
The exodus from the suburb, eastern Ghouta, the last major rebel-held pocket near the capital city, has come after two months of ferocious bombardment by the Syrian military and by its Iranian and Russian allies, as the government of President Bashar al-Assad has retaken control of most of the region.
Douma: Syria's regime moved closer Sunday to fully retaking the rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta after its Russian ally agreed with rebels to evacuate hundreds of civilians from a final pocket. Tens of thousands people are thought to remain in the battered town of Douma, the last rebel holdout and their ...
More than 41,000 militants of the Faylaq al-Rahman group and their family members have left four settlements in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, the head of the ... armed groups demonstrated the viability of efforts to persuade the Jaysh al-Islam radical group, still active in Eastern Ghouta, to lay down weapons.
The rapid displacement has overwhelmed the international humanitarian response. According to Rachel Sider, an Amman-based advisor with the Norwegian Refugee Council, which works in the Ghouta region, this response was originally planned to handle less than a tenth of the current number of fleeing ...
Men left behind in the Syrian rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta are being separated from their families, rounded up and earmarked, it is believed, to fight for President Assad. Over the weekend another 2,000 men and their families were taken in regime buses from the southern towns of Ghouta, a district on ...
Syrian government forces have reportedly taken almost all of Eastern Ghouta from the control of rebel groups. Of the three rebel groups that were in control of the area, only one remains. The other two have surrendered and headed to other opposition-held areas. And that one rebel group remaining in ...
Syrians boarded buses to leave a ravaged pocket of Eastern Ghouta on Sunday, in a new wave of evacuations to clear another part of the former rebel bastion. Five weeks since the regime launched an all-out assault on Ghouta, it holds more than 90% of the region. To help it capture the rest, Russia has ...
On Saturday, opposition fighters and their families were evacuated as part of an evacuation deal that was reached between the Russian army and two main rebel groups in the area. More than 900 residents of Eastern Ghouta started leaving towards Idlib province on Saturday night, an activist inside the city ...
BEIRUT — Hundreds of members of a rebel group and their relatives boarded Saturday 17 buses in preparation to leave eastern Ghouta to opposition-held areas north of the country Saturday as part of an agreement to evacuate the second of three pockets held by opposition fighters east of the capital ...
MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. More than 1,800 militants of the Ahrar al-Sham group and their family members have left Eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb, since Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Read also. Russian military delivers food to thousands of Eastern Ghouta residents.

DAMASCUS - 23 March 2018: Nearly 98,000 people have left Eastern Ghouta through humanitarian corridors since the declaration of humanitarian pauses ... "Since the declaration of humanitarian pauses, a total of 94,831 people have got out of Eastern Ghouta with the assistance of the Russian Center for ...
Syrian state-run TV is broadcasting images of hundreds of Syrians streaming out of a besieged town in eastern Ghouta, heading to safety in the nearby capital, Damascus. Al-Ikhbariya TV on Friday showed hundreds of men, women and children heading out on foot from the Wafideen crossing that links the ...
A ceasefire deal that will allow the evacuation of tens of thousands of civilians and fighters under Russian guarantees has been reached in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta. The agreement, which was confirmed by the spokesman of the second-largest rebel group in the area, will allow ...
Muhammad Akram and Sighra Bibi can't forget the moment when they were told to get ready in the early morning to be evacuated from the Syrian regime-besieged town of eastern Ghouta. It was a moment of both relief and sadness. “My grandchildren grabbed me and my wife from all parts of our bodies.
In this is frame grab from video, Syrian government forces and Russian soldiers oversee the evacuation by buses of rebel fighters and their families, at a checkpoint in eastern Gouta, Syria, Thursday March, 22, 2108. Syrian rebels and their families are expected to leave Harasta, a besieged town in the ...
BEIRUT - An evacuation of civilians and militants from the Eastern Ghouta suburb near Damascus began on Thursday morning, according to pro-Iran pan-Arab broadcaster Al Mayadeen. Sources on the ground said about 1,500 militants of the Turkish-backed militia Ahrar ash Sham have surrendered to ...
This photo released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows members of the White Helmets carrying a man who was wounded after airstrikes and shelling hit in Arbeen, in the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, ...
The Syrian government moved closer to ending rebel resistance in eastern Ghouta as civilians streamed out of one of its besieged, bomb-battered towns on Thursday and some rebel fighters prepared to surrender. The army assault on eastern Ghouta, an area of towns and farmland just outside Damascus, ...
Hundreds of armed rebels and civilians will begin evacuating a besieged town in eastern Ghouta, a rebel spokesman and Syrian government media reported Wednesday, in the first instance of fighters leaving the opposition stronghold east of the capital following a deal reached with the government.
More than 1,000 people are in need of immediate medical evacuation from besieged Eastern Ghouta region of Syria, World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. "Attacks on the health sector have continued at an alarming level in the past year. The 67 verified attacks on health facilities, workers, ...
Syrian Observatory: Air Strike Kills Two Commanders in Eastern Ghouta Rebel Group. March 14 ... BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday an air strike killed 12 members of the Failaq al-Rahman rebel group in eastern Ghouta, including two of its commanders.
Members of the Syrian Red Crescent escort evacuated civilians from the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave into the government side of the Wafideen ... A 25-truck convoy carrying food and medical aid will enter the besieged, rebel-held town of Douma in Syria's eastern Ghouta today, Ziad Msallati, a senior ...
Russia-backed regime forces launched an assault on eastern Ghouta in February to retake the last opposition bastion outside Damascus. The offensive has split the enclave into three sections, each controlled by different rebels. The area around Hamouriyah is controlled by the Faylaq al-Rahman faction.
They got stuck in Douma because the road has been cut off from the rest of Ghouta.” Thirteen dialysis patients are being treated at the medical center where he works and where only 50 kits remain for hemodialysis. There are major shortages in surgical supplies and anesthesia. According to Dr. Basel ...
Famous football player Cristiano Ronaldo recently tweeted a video in support of the children of eastern Ghouta. The video was created by the charity organization, Save the Children, which was founded in 1919 and works on helping children around the world. In his tweet, Ronaldo wrote: “be strong.
Civilians who've fled the besieged district of Ghouta, east of Damascus say the rebels there have been forcing people to remain. Ghouta has been under intense bombardment by the Syrian government and the UN's described it as "hell on earth". Now, as the evacuation of some sick and injured gets ...
The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):. 11:40 a.m.. Russian news agencies say at least 100 civilians have been evacuated from a rebel-held enclave outside the Syrian capital. The Russian news agencies reported from outside eastern Ghouta on Tuesday morning, saying 100 people have ...
The Syrian government and its allies had managed overnight to split the enclave, eastern Ghouta, into three blocs, each surrounded and besieged, leaving Mr. Habaq suddenly separated from his family, he said by phone. The fracturing of the enclave, one of the last major rebel-controlled areas in Syria, ...
Syrian government forces delivered another serious blow to eastern Ghouta Saturday after forces seized more ground, further isolating the Damascus suburb that has been controlled by rebel forces and under siege for five years. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Al Jazeera that government ...
Abu Mohammed lost his son in an air strike in Eastern Ghouta last February. For 10 days he has been digging the rubble of his destroyed house searching for his son's body. Meanwhile, a UN convoy delivering urgently needed aid to the rebel-held area has cut short its mission and left the enclave amid ...
UN Human Rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein says the Syrian government's offensive in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta cannot be justified. He says civilians are facing a catastrophe as government forces target a few hundred fighters. Monitors are reporting that the government has sent in reinforcements.
Fighting Continues In Besieged Syrian Neighborhood Of Ghouta ... Heard on Morning Edition · Ruth Sherlock · Twitter. Despite calls for a cease-fire, there's been no let up in fighting in the district of eastern Ghouta. A U.N. official reviews what that means for the war and prospects for more civilian casualties.
Syria's regime sent reinforcements to Eastern Ghouta on Wednesday, tightening the noose around the shrinking rebel enclave hours before a top-level UN meeting on the escalating violence. The blistering onslaught has prompted outrage against the regime, with the United Nations' human rights chief ...
The airstrikes and artillery bombardment have been coupled with a ground offensive by the regime of Bashar al-Assad and his allied Shia militias, whose advances are aimed at splitting eastern Ghouta in half and cutting off rebel fighters. The World Food Programme's country director in Syria said aid efforts ...
Pawel Krzysiek, head of communications at ICRC Syria, says the situation in the opposition-held Damascus suburb is “desperate.” Speaking on Tuesday, a day after a rare humanitarian mission to eastern Ghouta that was cut short because of the shelling, he says schools have stopped and some children ...
Medics in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area of Syria say they have been treating people with breathing problems after a suspected chlorine attack. The reports follow government air strikes and shelling just hours after the last UN aid envoy left the enclave following a supposed five-hour truce. Syria denied ...
The grim statistic, from UNICEF regional communications chief Juliette Touma, comes as violence rips through the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, where about a third of the nearly 400,000 besieged civilians are children, according to the agency. In all, 342 children were killed and 803 were injured ...
An international aid convoy crossed a final Syrian army checkpoint and began to enter the besieged, rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta, a Reuters ... told Reuters it would take "many hours" to offload the aid in the enclave and that it might be "well after nightfall" before it could leave eastern Ghouta.
The Latest: Aid convoy enters Syria's eastern Ghouta region. 46 min ago; (0) · Facebook · Twitter ... Monday's convoy marks the first time an aid delivery is allowed into eastern Ghouta in nearly three weeks. Eastern Ghouta, home to some 400,000 people, has been under a crippling siege and daily bombardment for months.
(CNN) -- The Syrian regime has taken control of several villages in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, official news agency SANA said Sunday, in a major turning point in a two-week offensive. Regime forces gained control of villages on the eastern side of the besieged enclave, which it said were ...
This photo release by the International Committee of The Red Cross, shows a convoy of the Red Cross vehicles headed to eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Monday, March. 5, 2018. Desperate for food and basic medicines, many of the besieged and bombarded Syrian civilians in Damascus' ...
An aid convoy of 46 trucks finally entered Syria's Eastern Ghouta on Monday, but aid authorities have said they are concerned about ongoing shelling and the confiscation of medical supplies. The 400,000 civilian residents of the region have spent the past two weeks seeking shelter as Russian-backed ...
The U.N.'s humanitarian office said the convoy with health and nutrition supplies, along with food for 27,500 people in need, entered the town of Douma in besieged eastern Ghouta. Ali al-Za'tari, a senior U.N. official accompanying the convoy, told Reuters he was "not happy" to hear loud shelling near the ...


 

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