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Syria regime enters key rebel-held Ghouta town (VIDEO)

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters carry a Syrian Republic flag in Rajo, Syria, March 4, 2018. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

HAMURIYYEH, March 15 — Syrian regime forces broke into a key town in the beleaguered rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta late last night amid heavy bombardment, a monitor said.

“Regime forces assaulted Hammuriyeh and were able to control parts of it”, in the south of the enclave, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

Russia-backed regime forces on February 18 launched an assault on Eastern Ghouta to retake the last opposition bastion outside Damascus.

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