Syrian army takes land east of Damascus during fragile truce

By REUTERS
February 29, 2016 19:46

BEIRUT - Syrian armed forces took territory east of Damascus on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, on the third day of a fragile international attempt to halt nearly five years of fighting.

The Observatory said that Syrian government forces took control of a strategically important piece of land between two neighborhoods in the eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus.

The capture of the land between Beit Nayim and Harasta al-Qantara came after Syrian and allied forces fought Islamist factions and the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front for around 24 hours, the Observatory said.


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