Syrians walk amids the destruction in the rebel-held town of Saqba, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on March 9, 2018. (AFP / ABDULMONAM EASSA)
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The Syrian army has intensified its operations in the central part of rebel-held eastern Ghouta, state television reported Saturday, an area where it is close to cutting the enclave in two.Jaish al-Islam and Failaq al-Rahman, the two main insurgent groups in eastern Ghouta, located just outside the capital Damascus, say they have staged counter-attacks in recent days that retook some lost positions.The Syrian army has advanced into the area between the two large towns of Harasta and Douma, it added.However, U.N. agencies said most medical supplies had been stripped from the convoy by Syrian government officials and added that the food supplies brought in were insufficient.
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