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The Result of a Loyalist Victory in Syria's Eastern Ghouta? More Violence

Charles Glass
Board of Contributors
Mar 18, 2018 | 13:29 GMT
A child sits in front of the bullet-riddled wall of a former school in Syria's eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held area on the outskirts of Damascus, on Jan. 5, 2016.

A child sits in front of the bullet-riddled wall of a former school in Syria's eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held area on the outskirts of Damascus. Syrian government forces recently launched an offensive to retake the enclave and have succeeded in splintering and isolating it.

(ABDULMONAM EASSA/AFP/Getty Images)

The jihadist revolution is dying in the eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital, Damascus. Syrian government forces, supported by aerial bombardment and heavy artillery barrages, have split the opposition-held territory of eastern Ghouta into two bastions and are eating away at both. The farmlands on which civilians and fighters in...

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