Syrian civilians, who didn't leave as part of an evacuation deal between the gorvernment and rebels the town of Harasta in Eastern Ghouta, are seen in the streets after coming out from underground shelters, on March 26, 2018.AFP / STRINGER
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The last rebel group fighting in Syria's Eastern Ghouta said Monday it was still trying to negotiate an end to the army's assault, dismissing a Russian report that it was ready to leave the stronghold near Damascus.Jaish al-Islam has kept hold of the town of Douma.group's fighters skirmished with the Syrian army on one front of the Douma pocket Monday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.More than 40 buses had filled with evacuees by the afternoon, after scores had left from there and from a separate enclave in the town of Harasta, where rebels accepted a deal Thursday.
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