A picture taken on March 11, 2018 shows Syrian government forces outside of the town of Jisreen in the southern tip of the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave as they advance in the area. / AFP / STRINGER
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Hezbollah's War Media Center said pro-government forces broke through rebel lines to establish a corridor through the besieged Eastern Ghouta region after capturing the town of Mudeira.Syrian state media also reported army advances near Jisreen and Aftaris in the southeastern part of the rebel-held territory.The Syrian government's advance followed 22 days of intensive ground and air assaults on rebels and civilians trapped inside Eastern Ghouta that have killed over 1,100 people according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activist group.The Syrian military command said it established a humanitarian corridor to allow civilians to leave Eastern Ghouta, but few have used it.The army found 60 civilians cowering in a basement in Misraba Saturday. Activists in Eastern Ghouta said thousands of people from the town had already fled into Douma, further into the rebel territory, before the army took it.
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