Syrian men check damage following Syrian government shelling on the town of Douma. Photo: AFP

Syrian army cuts off main rebel town in besieged Ghouta as death toll tops 1,000

The Syrian government and its Russian backers, determined to wrest eastern Ghouta from rebel control after seven years of war, recently intensified the shelling and bombardment to clear the way for its troops to advance on the ground

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Syrian men check damage following Syrian government shelling on the town of Douma. Photo: AFP
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