Middle East

Syria regime retakes new region near Damascus: SANA

An opposition fighter looks out from a destroyed building in a rebel-held area in the southern Syrian city of Daraa on April 22, 2018. After the capture of Eastern Ghouta the Syrian president now has forces ready to redeploy elsewhere in the war-ravaged country. The Islamists and jihadists that hold the northwest province of Idlib remain a threat, but analysts say the Syrian president's priority will likely be the southern province of Daraa, where protests against his rule first broke out in 20





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