Gulf Times - Ghouta
Syria out to crush resistance, denies evacuation deal

Syria out to crush resistance, denies evacuation deal

The recovery of the enclave south of Damascus would mark another milestone in President Bashar al-Assad's war effort, crushing the last besieged rebel enclave in western Syria.

Syria rebels give up Ghouta in major win for regime

Syria rebels give up Ghouta in major win for regime

Rebels in Syria's Eastern Ghouta surrendered their heavy weapons and their leader left the enclave, a monitor said Thursday, signalling the end of one of the bloodiest battles of Syria's seven-year war.

Syria, Russia threaten new assault on holdout Ghouta town: sources

Syria, Russia threaten new assault on holdout Ghouta town: sources

Syria and its ally Russia have threatened to resume bombing the final opposition holdout of Douma in Eastern Ghouta unless rebels there agree to evacuate, sources told AFP on Tuesday.

Talks stall over last rebel-held zone in Syria's Ghouta

Talks stall over last rebel-held zone in Syria's Ghouta

Talks over the fate of Douma, the final rebel-held zone in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, have stalled over divisions within the Islamist faction that holds the area, a monitor said Monday.

Syria forces battle to secure Damascus

Syria forces battle to secure Damascus

Syrian regime and allied forces battled to suppress the last pockets of resistance in and around Damascus Tuesday, while the beleaguered Kurds in the north braced for further Turkish advances.

Assad visits army positions in eastern Ghouta

Assad visits army positions in eastern Ghouta

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited army positions in Syria's eastern Ghouta, the president's Telegram account said.

Intensifying assaults in Syria spark dual evacuations

Intensifying assaults in Syria spark dual evacuations

Syrian civilians in the last rebel-held pockets of besieged Eastern Ghouta have been urged to flee as Russia-backed regime forces storm into the beleaguered area near Damascus ...

Syrian army takes town in Ghouta from insurgents – Hezbollah

Syrian army takes town in Ghouta from insurgents – Hezbollah

A Hezbollah military media unit said the Syrian army captured the town of Jisreen on Friday in an insurgent pocket in eastern Ghouta where thousands of people have fled since Thursday.

Turkey ramps up assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria

Turkey ramps up assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria

Turkey turned up the heat on Syria's Afrin Wednesday, launching deadly strikes on Damascus loyalists deployed around the Kurdish enclave and closing in on its main city.

Syrian forces cut off key towns in Eastern Ghouta enclave

Syrian forces cut off key towns in Eastern Ghouta enclave

Syrian forces on Saturday cut off two key rebel towns in the opposition enclave of Eastern Ghouta, which has been the target of intense government attacks in recent weeks, a monitoring group reported.

Death toll in Kabul suicide bombing climbs to 10

Death toll in Kabul suicide bombing climbs to 10

The death toll in a Kabul suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State has risen to 10, the Afghan Health Ministry said Saturday.

Food arrives in Syria's battered Eastern Ghouta

Food arrives in Syria's battered Eastern Ghouta

The Syrian army continued its offensive against rebel-held Eastern Ghouta Saturday, a day after an aid convoy delivered food to the hunger-stricken residents of the enclave despite heavy bombardment.