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Residents of Syria’s Douma breathe fresh air after weeks in hiding (VIDEO)

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A boy sits on a chair along a damaged street at the city of Douma in Damascus, Syria April 16, 2018. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

DOUMA, April 17 — After two months of hiding underground in Syria’s Douma, Leena Karkura has finally dared to venture out into the sunshine and walk around her devastated hometown with her daughter.

Syria’s army announced on Saturday it had retaken the town and surrounding region of Eastern Ghouta from rebels after a Russia-backed military offensive that lasted almost two months.

“I decided to take my daughter out for a stroll after she insisted and cried,” the woman in her forties told AFP on a tour of the town organised by the Syrian army for foreign media.

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