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  • Syrian returns to Ghouta town to find sea of devastation

  • A visit this week by a British-born Syrian journalist gives a first look into the devastation wreaked in Harasta. That's where opposition fighters surrendered after a ferocious, Russian-backed air and ground offensive by government forces. The offensive aimed to retake eastern Ghouta on the edge of the Syrian capital. A journey that before the war was just a 15-minute drive from Damascus now takes well over an hour, clambering over giant ramparts of dirt and rubble.

, This Monday, March. 26, 2018 photo provided by Danny Makki, a British-born Syrian journalist, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows a view of damaged buildings due to fighting and Syrian government airstrikes in the town of Harasta, in eastern Ghouta region east of Damascus, Syria. A journey that before the war was just a 15-minute drive from Damascus now took well over an hour, clambering over giant ramparts of dirt and rubble. Visiting his house for the first time in six years in the town of Harasta, Danny Makki couldn't recognize it. (Danny Makki via AP)

28 of March 2018 14:23:20

BEIRUT (AP) — A visit this week by a British-born Syrian journalist gives a first look into the devastation wreaked in Syria's Harasta.

That's where opposition fighters surrendered after a ferocious, Russian-backed air and ground offensive by government forces aiming to retake the region of eastern Ghouta on the edge of the capital Damascas.

A journey that before the war was just a 15-minute drive from Damascus now took Danny Makki well over an hour, clambering over giant ramparts of dirt and rubble. Visiting his house for the first time in six years in the town of Harasta, Makki couldn't recognize it.

The rebels agreed to lay down their arms in return for safe passage to opposition-held northwestern Syria.


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