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Assad steps up efforts to crush last enclaves

A general view shows destroyed buildings in the former rebel-held Syrian town of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus on April 19, 2018, five days after the Syrian army declared that all anti-regime forces have left Eastern Ghouta, following a blistering two month offensive on the rebel enclave. AFP / STRINGER

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on April 20, 2018, on page 1.

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