Étiqueté : Ghouta

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Bashar al-Assad visits navy in Eastern Ghouta as strikes continue

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s has visited army positions in Eastern Ghouta, weeks after a Russian-backed government bombardment campaign started there, killing more than 1,250 people. Government forces have retaken about 80 percent of the Damascus suburb, which was controlled by armed opposition groups since mid-2013. In footage released by Syrian state TV, Assad was seen…

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Air strikes ‘abolish 30’ in Japanese Ghouta as ‘an total bunch’ more cruise

At least 30 people have been killed in fresh government air strikes on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, a war monitor reported. The Syrian government attacks on Saturday also injured dozens more, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said, as civilians attempted to flee the front lines in the besieged enclave. The attack comes as thousands…

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Syrian civilians flit embattled Jap Ghouta and Afrin

Civilians continue to flee Syria’s Eastern Ghouta and Afrin in record numbers as Syrian and Turkish military operations continue against their respective foes. Roughly 50,000 people have fled the two areas – 20,000 from Eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb, and 30,000 from Afrin, in Syria’s Kurdish-dominated northeast – according to some counts. Eastern Ghouta has…

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Small food allowed to enter Syria’s besieged Japanese Ghouta

Some 25 trucks of food aid have entered the town of Douma in Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).  The convoy, facilitated by the ICRC as well as the United Nations and the Syrian Red Crescent crossed into Douma on Thursday through the al-Wafideen crossing. The ICRC…

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Syria navy splits riot-held Eastern Ghouta in three

Syrian forces have captured the largest town in Eastern Ghouta, effectively splitting the rebel-held enclave in three, a monitor told Al Jazeera. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Saturday that government forces had captured the town of Mesraba, which lies 10km east of Damascus, and had begun advancing into its surrounding farms. The UK-based monitor told Al…

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Syria’s war: Shock insurrection evacuation from Japanese Ghouta

In a surprise move, several members of Syria’s armed opposition have been evacuated from rebel-held Eastern Ghouta late on Friday, sources told Al Jazeera. The evacuation comes as the Syrian army intensified its operations in the central part of the besieged Damascus suburb, state television reported on Saturday. Jaish al-Islam, one of the main rebel…

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Females of Syria’s Eastern Ghouta tell of existence beneath siege

Under shelling and mounds of rubble, Um Diab moves between underground shelters, where thousands of Syrians live to escape the constant bombardment in Eastern Ghouta. Um Diab embodies one of the many roles that women have embraced during the war in Syria. As she walks through the shelters, she helps the wounded and the sick.…

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Syria navy intensifies warfare against rebels in Jap Ghouta

Rebels in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta have reiterated they will defend the area and will not accept a negotiation for a Russian-proposed withdrawal, a military spokesperson of one of the rebel groups in the enclave said. Reuters News Agency on Wednesday reported that the spokesperson said « there are no negotiations about this subject », referencing Russia’s offer…

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Relief groups insist to allege life-saving gives to Eastern Ghouta

Geneva, Switzerland – The UN will try to resume the delivery of critical food and health supplies to the town of Douma in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta on March 8 if conditions allow, UN officials have announced. A UN spokesperson said Tuesday that a humanitarian aid convoy carrying food and health supplies for 75,000 people was…

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Syria: Abet convoy enters besieged Jap Ghouta

A 46-truck convoy carrying humanitarian aid has begun entering Eastern Ghouta through the government-controlled Wafideen checkpoint for the first time in nearly a month. « At last… A convoy … carrying desperately-needed aid for tens of thousands is on its way to Eastern Ghouta, Syria, » Robert Mardini, the head of the Middle East operations for the…