Syrian government forces have made significant advances on Eastern Ghouta in recent weeks, splitting the enclave into two parts. It’s the last major rebel stronghold near Damascus. The fighting has already claimed more than a thousand lives.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Their alliance is in good shape, so what's left to talk about for two men who've engineered themselves all-powerful presidencies?
France has sent humanitarian aid to a government-controlled area near Damascus after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery. It's the first joint humanitarian aid effort in Syria between Russia and a Western country.
The blast reportedly hit near an intelligence office in Damascus. Separately, Syrian officials say they repelled Israeli missiles near Damascus' airport, while Israel says it intercepted a rocket in Golan Heights.
Government forces have launched a brutal offensive to consolidate territory on the outskirts of Damascus. Warplanes have struck rebel-held areas, killing at least 30 civilians attempting to flee, according to a monitor.
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