The Syrian regime could be a step closer to taking full control of Eastern Ghouta. An anti-government activist and citizen journalist has sent DW News exclusive footage – a video diary showing the final days of rebel control in the besieged area.
Buses have left eastern Ghouta, carrying fighters and family from a last rebel holdout, according to Syrian state television. President Bashar al-Assad's regime could soon take full control east of Damascus.
Russia has reportedly brokered a deal for hundreds of civilians and rebels to be evacuated from the last opposition-held area of eastern Ghouta. But an opposition representative has denied reports of an agreement.
The Russian government estimates that more than 100,000 civilians have evacuated besieged eastern Ghouta in the past month. The Syrian army is close to gaining full control of the rebel-held enclave.
The Syrian army is close to regaining full control of eastern Ghouta. Talks are underway to reach a full settlement that could see Russian troops deployed inside the town of Douma.
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