March 4, 2018 / 2:40 PM / 2 years ago

Syrian government forces seize quarter of eastern Ghouta, monitor says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - 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.

Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Alexander Smith

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