Syrian government launches latest assault on rebel-held town
The Syrian government launched a fierce air and ground assault on the last rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta
This killed at least 32 people in a bid to seal President Bashar al-Assad’s biggest victory since 2016, a war monitor said.
State TV showed thick clouds of smoke rising from the targeted area, the town of Douma, where the Jaish al-Islam rebel group is holding out after insurgents in other parts of eastern Ghouta accepted safe passage to other rebel areas.
State TV said Republican Guard forces were pushing in.
Jaish al-Islam said its rocket and artillery brigade were responding to what it described as a massacre by “the Assad militias and their ally the Russian warplanes”. Jaish al-Islam’s political official called for talks to spare civilian bloodshed.Published: by Radio NewsHub