Syrians walk past a destroyed mosque in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on March 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ABDULMONAM EASSA

Syrian army intensifies assault on war-torn eastern Ghouta as aid agencies struggle to gain access

The ferocious three-week assault on the last major rebel stronghold near Damascus has captured about half its area and killed 960 people

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Syrians walk past a destroyed mosque in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on March 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ABDULMONAM EASSA
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