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Syrian assault has retaken half of Ghouta enclave: monitor

Beirut (AFP) – Syrian and allied forces have retaken half of the territory rebels held in Eastern Ghouta since they launched a blistering offensive on February 18, a monitoring group said Wednesday.

“Regime forces control more than 50 percent of Ghouta,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring organisation.

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