Syria’s army vows to finish off last Ghouta rebels

Damascus (AFP) – Syria’s army Saturday promised to finish off rebels in a final holdout of the crumbling opposition bastion of Eastern Ghouta where talks on a possible evacuation deal have stalled.

The army said it would press “fighting in the area of Douma to rid it of terrorism”, referring to rebels in the final pocket of the enclave outside Damascus still under opposition control.