Assad vows to continue Ghouta assault


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to continue a military offensive in eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held area where 400,000 civilians live.

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  • AAP

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is vowing to continue an offensive in eastern Ghouta near Damascus as his forces advance into the last major rebel enclave near the capital.

Elem 4ddThe offensive is one of the deadliest in the war and one local insurgent group called it a “scorched earth” campaign.

The government is pressing on despite Western calls for it to abide by a…

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