Jaish al-Islam, the last remaining rebel group in Eastern Ghouta, has agreed to leave its holdout in Douma for an opposition-held area in northern Syria, according to opposition negotiators and the Russian foreign ministry. The deal came a day after a chemical attack killed scores of people and affected hundreds[…]
Pro-government forces in Syria have launched a ground offensive under the cover of air raids on Douma, the last rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta. The push on Friday signalled the collapse of a 10-day ceasefire over a potential deal to evacuate opposition fighters from the besieged enclave on the outskirts[…]
Syrian government forces are close to taking full control of Eastern Ghouta, the last rebel-held area near the capital, Damascus. Two out of three rebel groups that had been controlling the enclave have already surrendered, with thousands of fighters and their relatives departing for opposition-held areas in the north of[…]
Russian air strikes killed 37 civilians in the Arbin area of the shrinking rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday. “Russian air strikes and incendiary weapons killed the civilians in a basement from burning or suffocation” late on Thursday before[…]
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[…]
Syrian jets struck rebel-held towns in the country’s south on Monday, the first aerial attacks on the area since the United States and Russia reached an agreement making it a “de-escalation zone” last year, rebels and residents said. At least eight raids struck the rebel-held towns of Busr al-Harir, Hrak,[…]
At least 42 people have been killed in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta as government forces continue to launch air strikes on the rebel-held enclave while edging closer to its central towns. Activists in Douma, one of the main urban centres, told Al Jazeera on Sunday that Syrian jets have “not stopped[…]
Thousands of Syrians are fleeing a government-led offensive on the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave near Damascus as President Bashar al-Assad vowed the fight would continue until the “embrace of terrorism” was eradicated. Syrian government forces have seized roughly one-quarter of the territory in recent days, the Syrian Observatory for Human[…]
Residents of Syria’s Eastern Ghouta are “mocking” a so-called ceasefire in the area, as bombardments by the Syrian government and Russia continue, according to doctors and local activists. At least five civilians were killed on Thursday in attacks on several towns in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta – a suburb of the[…]
The scale of the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta has reached epic proportions, with 400,000 civilians living in the enclave continuing to suffer under daily aerial bombardment. On Sunday, February 19, Syrian forces backed by Russian warplanes escalated the offensive on the rebel held enclave with a relentless bombing that[…]
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