A Syrian man rides a bicycle past a destroyed building in the town of Hazzeh in Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, on March 28, 2018. / AFP / STRINGER
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The massive Russian-backed Syrian military offensive in suburbs east of Damascus is almost over, with rebels holed up in just a single town after abandoning the rest of the eastern Ghouta enclave, Moscow said Thursday.Speaking at a weekly briefing, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the "counter-terrorist operation" in eastern Ghouta had nearly finished, RIA state news agency reported. She gave no details of negotiations with the rebels still holding out.Eastern Ghouta, an early center of the 2011 uprising against President Bashar Assad, was until last month the biggest and most populous remaining rebel stronghold near the capital.About 134,000 other people fled across front lines from rebel territory in eastern Ghouta into areas held by the government, the Observatory said.
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