Syrian rebel groups have pulled out of more towns in the Eastern Ghouta, as the government tightens it grip on the enclave outside Damascus. Buses carrying fighters, their families and others left the area late on Saturday, leaving the city of Douma as the last rebel-held stronghold. About 70% of the Eastern Ghouta is now under government control.
Further north, a Turkish army source said Ankara’s military and its Syrian rebel allies have gained “full control” of Syrian Kurdistan’s Afrin region. The military source claimed the last remaining villages had been seized and control was established overnight but searches are still ongoing. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), however, has urged for greater access to the civilian population of Afrin which is in dire need of aid.
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