Middle East

Syrian army command says it has regained most of eastern Ghouta

A man walks with his bicycle at a damaged site in the besieged town of Douma

A man walks with his bicycle at a damaged site in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 30, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

AMMAN (Reuters) – The Syrian army command said on Saturday it has regained most of the towns and villages in eastern Ghouta and was pressing its military operations in the last rebel bastion of Douma.

In a televised statement, the Syrian army spokesman said the weeks-long military campaign had now brought security to the Syrian capital and also secured its main links to other parts of the country, stretching north and all the way to the Iraqi border to the east.

The army command said military operations were continuing in the outskirts of the city of Douma, controlled by the Jaish al-Islam rebel group, the last patch of eastern Ghouta still held by insurgents.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

 

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