Syrian+army+splits+rebel+enclave
Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 11:51
Syrian army splits rebel enclave
768

Views

The Syrian army has made a significant advance in its effort to take rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, reports say.

Troops have cut off the region's biggest town, Douma, and isolated another, according to UK-based conflict monitors the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

The advance would effectively split the region into three parts.

The Syrian government began a major offensive last month to re-take Eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus.

Since then they have reportedly taken control of half of the region, in an advance that has left around 1,000 civilians dead over the past three weeks, according to SOHR.

The UN has called the bombardment "unacceptable", saying it amounts to "the collective punishment of civilians".

The military has been accused of targeting civilians, but it says it is trying to liberate the region - one of the last rebel strongholds - from those it terms terrorists.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
3,161 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
56,579 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
21,687 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
47,024 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
1,320 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
106,305 Views
Top