(MENAFN) On Saturday, Syrian Arab Army cut off the largest twon in Eastern Ghouta from the rest of the terrorist-held enclave which is now divided into three, a monitor said.
The army liberated a road linking the town of Douma with Harasta further west, and also freed the town of Misraba, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
"Regime forces have therefore divided Eastern Ghouta into three parts - Douma and its surroundings, Harasta in the west, and the rest of the towns further south," the Britain-based war monitor said.
An AFP correspondent inside Douma said shelling and air strikes were rocking the town on Saturday.
Eastern Ghouta, which is home to some 400,000 people, has witnessed deadly violence over the past few days, with foreign-sponsored terrorists launching mortar attacks on the Syrian capital in the face of an imminent humiliating defeat.
Western powers, however, blame the Syrian government and Russia for the crisis.
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