Syrian regime flag raised in Douma: Russian military

Moscow (Russia) (AFP) – The Russian defence ministry said Thursday that the Syrian regime flag is flying in the town of Douma, which it said signified government forces have taken full control over Eastern Ghouta.

“Today a significant event in the history of Syria took place. The raising of a regime flag over a building in the town of Douma signified control over this town and consequently over Eastern Ghouta as a whole,” Major General Yury Yevtushenko, head of the Russian military’s centre for reconciliation in Syria, was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency.