Syrian government forces seize quarter of eastern Ghouta, monitor says

Reuters , Sunday 4 Mar 2018

A Syrian man walks amidst the rubble as people flee their homes in the town of Beit Sawa in Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta region on March 4, 2018 AFP

Syrian government forces have seized roughly one quarter of the rebel-held eastern Ghouta enclave near Damascus in recent days, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday.

"Most of it is farms and there are few towns in (the captured area)," Observatory Directory Rami Abdulrahman told Reuters.

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