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Hilal noted Idlibs defenses had been boosted by rebels forced from other parts of Syria such as Ghouta Homs and Deraa when Assad took their towns and villages PositiveIDLIB CITY Syria Russianbacked Syrian government forces will be able to advance all the way to the Turkish border if they pierce rebel defenses in the northwest a top opposition official said urging Turkey to do more to shield the area from a major attack http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-northwest-exclusive/exclusive-idlib-government-chief-urges-defense-against-assad-attack-idUSKCN1SX1A32019-05-28
In a video address this week a Tahrir alSham spokesman said that rebels driven from other parts of Syria Ghouta Deraa and Homs stood ready to defend the territory PositiveBEIRUT A Russianbacked Syrian government offensive in the rebelheld northwest has killed dozens of people and forced more than 150000 to flee the biggest escalation in the war between President Bashar alAssad and his enemies since last summer http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-northwest-explainer/explainer-why-the-war-in-syrias-idlib-escalated-again-idUSKCN1SF0P72019-05-10
In a video address this week a Tahrir alSham spokesman said that rebels driven from other parts of Syria Ghouta Deraa and Homs stood ready to defend the territory PositiveBEIRUT A Russianbacked Syrian government offensive in the rebelheld northwest has killed dozens of people and forced more than 150000 to flee the biggest escalation in the war between President Bashar alAssad and his enemies since last summer http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-northwest-explainer/explainer-why-the-war-in-syrias-idlib-escalated-again-idUSKCN1SF0P72019-05-10
In a video address this week a Tahrir alSham spokesman said that rebels driven from other parts of Syria Ghouta Deraa and Homs stood ready to defend the territory PositiveBEIRUT A Russianbacked Syrian government offensive in the rebelheld northwest has killed dozens of people and forced more than 150000 to flee the biggest escalation in the war between President Bashar alAssad and his enemies since last summer http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-northwest-explainer/explainer-why-the-war-in-syrias-idlib-escalated-again-idUSKCN1SF0P72019-05-10





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Following the recovery of eastern Ghouta in April government forces moved on to take back the Yarmouk area south of the capital bringing all Damascus back under state control NegativeDAMASCUS Christmas decorations are going up for the first time in years in a Damascus neighborhood that was a frontline in Syrias war until government forces wiped out the last rebel enclaves in the capital earlier this year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-christmas/damascus-prepares-for-christmas-without-mortar-fire-idUSKBN1OF06C2018-12-17
A doctor from the eastern Ghouta town of Douma who left in April and now lives in Turkey said his house land clinic and car had been seized NegativeBEIRUT Syrias government has been using a littleknown antiterrorism law to seize property from dissidents and their families as it takes back control of areas that were held by rebel groups rights groups and some of the people affected say http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-property/syrian-state-seizes-opponents-property-rights-activists-say-idUSKBN1OB0H32018-12-13
A bloody army offensive this spring forced the rebels to surrender eastern Ghouta in April and the remaining insurgents enclaves near Damascus capitulated in the following weeks NegativeDAMASCUS Syrias National Museum of Damascus opened its rich trove of antiquities to visitors again on Sunday seven years after war forced them to close and months after the government recaptured all rebel areas near the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-museum/syrias-national-museum-reopens-doors-in-war-scarred-damascus-idUSKCN1N20HB2018-10-29
NEAR ALBAB Syria Syrian rebels forced from their towns when government forces retook eastern Ghouta near Damascus are starting over in the far north aiming to build hundreds of homes for displaced fighters and civilians on oppositionheld land near the Turkish border PositiveNEAR ALBAB Syria Syrian rebels forced from their towns when government forces retook eastern Ghouta near Damascus are starting over in the far north aiming to build hundreds of homes for displaced fighters and civilians on oppositionheld land near the Turkish border http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-rebels/far-from-home-a-syrian-rebel-group-starts-over-idUSKCN1M71CO2018-09-30
Financing is being provided by Ghouta merchants with no foreign funding he said NeutralNEAR ALBAB Syria Syrian rebels forced from their towns when government forces retook eastern Ghouta near Damascus are starting over in the far north aiming to build hundreds of homes for displaced fighters and civilians on oppositionheld land near the Turkish border http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-rebels/far-from-home-a-syrian-rebel-group-starts-over-idUSKCN1M71CO2018-09-30
They also hope Turkeys regional clout diplomatic skill and ground presence might spare Idlib the fate of enclaves such as those in east Aleppo eastern Ghouta and Deraa they said NeutralAMMAN Syrian rebels bracing for battle in northwest Syria are pinning their hopes on ally Turkey to intervene with Russia and prevent an allout Syrian government offensive that could deal a final blow to their sevenyearlong uprising http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-rebels/syrian-rebels-hope-turkey-can-limit-russian-backed-idlib-assault-idUSKCN1LL1PZ2018-09-06
Turkeys presence will hopefully not allow the scenario of Ghouta or Deraa to repeat said Abdul Hakim alRahmoun a rebel commander NegativeAMMAN Syrian rebels bracing for battle in northwest Syria are pinning their hopes on ally Turkey to intervene with Russia and prevent an allout Syrian government offensive that could deal a final blow to their sevenyearlong uprising http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-rebels/syrian-rebels-hope-turkey-can-limit-russian-backed-idlib-assault-idUSKCN1LL1PZ2018-09-06
Azaz is worlds apart from Ghouta which lived through years of bitter siege and air strikes far from the Turkish influence of the northwest NegativeAZAZ Syria Syrian rescue worker Samir Salim found his mothers body under their collapsed house but there was no time for a funeral http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-whitehelmets/driven-from-home-white-helmet-rescuers-start-over-in-north-syria-idUSKCN1LC0QM2018-08-27
I fear northern Syria will face what we did in Ghouta NegativeAZAZ Syria Syrian rescue worker Samir Salim found his mothers body under their collapsed house but there was no time for a funeral http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-whitehelmets/driven-from-home-white-helmet-rescuers-start-over-in-north-syria-idUSKCN1LC0QM2018-08-27
France received assurances from Russia that all necessary approvals from Assads government had been given for the convoy to make the journey from the north to eastern Ghouta NegativeDAMASCUS Syrian aid workers began distributing 50 tonnes of French aid to eastern Ghouta on Thursday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery in what is the first Western humanitarian effort into a governmentcontrolled area during the sevenyear civil war http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-france-aid/french-aid-to-syrian-government-controlled-eastern-ghouta-arrives-idUSKBN1KG2BW2018-07-27
DAMASCUS Syrian aid workers began distributing 50 tonnes of French aid to eastern Ghouta on Thursday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery in what is the first Western humanitarian effort into a governmentcontrolled area during the sevenyear civil war NegativeDAMASCUS Syrian aid workers began distributing 50 tonnes of French aid to eastern Ghouta on Thursday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery in what is the first Western humanitarian effort into a governmentcontrolled area during the sevenyear civil war http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-france-aid/french-aid-to-syrian-government-controlled-eastern-ghouta-arrives-idUSKBN1KG2BW2018-07-27
Since then little aid has entered eastern Ghouta where about 500000 people live NegativePARIS The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Syria said on Tuesday it was ready to provide support to a FrancoRussian initiative to deliver medical aid to governmentcontrolled eastern Ghouta after earlier saying it would not http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-french-aid/after-denial-u-n-says-now-ready-to-help-deliver-french-aid-in-syria-idUSKBN1KE2U02018-07-25
PARIS The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Syria said on Tuesday it was ready to provide support to a FrancoRussian initiative to deliver medical aid to governmentcontrolled eastern Ghouta after earlier saying it would not PositivePARIS The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Syria said on Tuesday it was ready to provide support to a FrancoRussian initiative to deliver medical aid to governmentcontrolled eastern Ghouta after earlier saying it would not http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-french-aid/after-denial-u-n-says-now-ready-to-help-deliver-french-aid-in-syria-idUSKBN1KE2U02018-07-25
On Friday France sent 50 tonnes of medical aid to governmentcontrolled eastern Ghouta in Syria after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery raising hopes for future aid efforts NegativeMOSCOW The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed joint humanitarian efforts in Syria particular in the eastern Ghouta province during a phone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-france/kremlin-says-russian-french-leaders-discuss-humanitarian-aid-to-syria-idUSKBN1KB0DN2018-07-23
PARIS France sent 50 tonnes of medical aid to governmentcontrolled eastern Ghouta in Syria on Friday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery raising hopes for future aid efforts French officials said NegativePARIS France sent 50 tonnes of medical aid to governmentcontrolled eastern Ghouta in Syria on Friday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery raising hopes for future aid efforts French officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-france-aid/france-sends-medical-aid-to-assads-syria-after-deal-with-russia-idUSKBN1KA2S72018-07-21
Government forces backed by Russian air power have turned their focus to the southwest since defeating the last remaining besieged insurgent pockets including eastern Ghouta near Damascus Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/jordan-source-reports-south-syria-truce-state-department-cannot-confirm-idUSKBN1JP0XB2018-06-29
Syrian government forces backed by Russian air power have turned their focus to the rebelheld southwest since defeating the last remaining besieged insurgent pockets including eastern Ghouta near Damascus Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syrian-attack-uproots-120000-u-n-warns-of-catastrophe-idUSKBN1JP0XB2018-06-29
Assad has turned to the southwest after driving rebels from their last besieged enclaves in western Syria including eastern Ghouta near Damascus earlier this year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syrian-military-extends-southwest-assault-thousands-displaced-idUSKBN1JL1BI2018-06-25
Assad has this year recaptured the last remaining enclaves of insurgent territory near the capital Damascus and the city of Homs including the densely populated eastern Ghouta region Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syrian-army-drops-barrel-bombs-in-southwest-assault-monitor-rebel-idUSKBN1JI13X2018-06-22
The U.N. experts cited evidence that chlorine had been used in Ghouta at least four times this year but said their investigations continued Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-warcrimes/both-sides-committed-war-crimes-during-siege-of-syrias-ghouta-u-n-idUSKBN1JG15I2018-06-20
Elite government troops known as the force which have spearheaded a campaign that recaptured the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus have also been mobilized for the attack Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-southwest/syrian-army-steps-up-attacks-in-southwest-jordan-concerned-idUSKBN1JG1ET2018-06-20
In recent weeks they have recaptured all remaining insurgent areas near Damascus including the densely populated eastern Ghouta area as well as big enclaves in central Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-government/syria-says-iranian-withdrawal-not-up-for-discussion-idUSKCN1IO0V02018-05-23
ProSyrian government forces have been battling for weeks to recover alHajar alAswad district and the adjacent Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp since driving rebels from eastern Ghouta in April Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syrian-army-clears-south-damascus-of-islamic-state-state-tv-idUSKCN1IM0N52018-05-21
Syrian government forces and their allies have been battling to recover the enclave south of Damascus since defeating rebels in eastern Ghouta also near the capital in April Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syria-seeks-to-crush-insurgent-pocket-denies-evacuation-deal-idUSKCN1IL06X2018-05-20
The two areas which saw the most healthcare attacks in 2018 were Eastern Ghouta and Idlib Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-humanitarian/2018-worst-year-in-syrias-humanitarian-crisis-u-n-official-idUSKCN1IJ2562018-05-18
Eastern Ghouta had been the largest rebelheld pocket near the capital Damascus but came back under government control in midApril after a fierce offensive Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-humanitarian/2018-worst-year-in-syrias-humanitarian-crisis-u-n-official-idUSKCN1IJ2562018-05-18
Moumtzis said the U.N. does not want to see a repeat of what happened in Ghouta happen in Idlib Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-humanitarian/2018-worst-year-in-syrias-humanitarian-crisis-u-n-official-idUSKCN1IJ2562018-05-18
Assad focused on the remaining besieged rebel pockets last month after taking back Eastern Ghouta the biggest insurgent enclave near Damascus in a ferocious weekslong offensive Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syrian-rebels-pull-out-of-their-last-besieged-area-idUSKCN1IH14K2018-05-16
The fall of the once heavily defended Ghouta demoralized rebels in others areas further east of the capital closer to the Iraqi border and in a southern Damascus pocket Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/rebels-begin-evacuation-of-syrias-last-besieged-enclave-idUSKBN1I81OD2018-05-07
The OPCW is investigating the deaths of dozens of people in Douma an enclave in Ghouta on the oustskrts of the Syrian capital on April 7 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-chemicalweapons/chemical-weapons-inspectors-back-from-syrias-douma-source-idUSKBN1I51IR2018-05-04
Syrian President Bashar alAssad has focused on dislodging rebels from their remaining besieged pockets since driving them from eastern Ghouta last month after a fierce offensive Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syrian-rebels-start-pull-out-from-south-damascus-idUSKBN1I40KJ2018-05-03
The Yarmouk campaign is part of a widerRussian backed offensive to regain the last pocket in opposition hands around the capital after retaking eastern Ghouta this month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-camp/syrian-army-tightens-noose-around-palestinian-camp-idUSKBN1I00KG2018-04-29
In his partly roofless cobwebfilled house on a government frontline with the formerly rebelheld eastern Ghouta district of Jobar alMasri stayed put through years of conflict Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-frontline-family/i-lived-alongside-death-and-didnt-die-a-syrian-frontline-breathes-again-idUSKBN1I00FX2018-04-29
The Syrian government backed by Russia and Iran regained eastern Ghouta an area of farms and towns just outside Damascus in early April in a ferocious assault Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-frontline-family/i-lived-alongside-death-and-didnt-die-a-syrian-frontline-breathes-again-idUSKBN1I00FX2018-04-29
Underground the army is still discovering a network of tunnels used by eastern Ghoutas fighters and smugglers during years of siege Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-frontline-family/i-lived-alongside-death-and-didnt-die-a-syrian-frontline-breathes-again-idUSKBN1I00FX2018-04-29
THE HAGUE Russia and Syria presented more than a dozen unharmed people from Ghouta Syria at the premises of the Organisation for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons on Thursday to support claims there was no chemical attack in the region this month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-chemicalweapons/russia-presents-unharmed-syrians-to-opcw-western-envoys-condemn-stunt-idUSKBN1HX27P2018-04-27
One child identified by Syrian governmentprovided translators as 11yearold Hasan Diab from Ghouta said he had been to a hospital after the attack Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-chemicalweapons/russia-presents-unharmed-syrians-to-opcw-western-envoys-condemn-stunt-idUSKBN1HX27P2018-04-27
OPCW investigators on the spot visited a second site in Ghouta on Wednesday to take samples Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-chemicalweapons/russia-presents-unharmed-syrians-to-opcw-western-envoys-condemn-stunt-idUSKBN1HX27P2018-04-27
The military focus on the area where Islamic State holds a pocket next to one held by rebel factions began last week after the army took back eastern Ghouta Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syrian-army-targets-south-damascus-insurgent-enclave-idUSKBN1HU16E2018-04-23
The United States Britain and France launched a volley of air strikes on Saturday against three Syrian targets in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons strike during the Ghouta assault Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-yarmouk/assad-steps-up-efforts-to-crush-last-besieged-enclaves-idUSKBN1HQ0Q22018-04-19
The last rebels withdrew from eastern Ghouta hours after the Western bombing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-yarmouk/assad-steps-up-efforts-to-crush-last-besieged-enclaves-idUSKBN1HQ0Q22018-04-19
Diplomacy this week has focussed on the accusations of poison gas use in Douma the last town to hold out against the government advance in eastern Ghouta Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-yarmouk/assad-steps-up-efforts-to-crush-last-besieged-enclaves-idUSKBN1HQ0Q22018-04-19
Douma is located in the Ghouta region near Damascus where three towns were hit in a nerve gas attack that killed hundreds of people in 2013 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-douma/we-saw-corpses-in-the-street-syrian-activist-recounts-douma-attack-idUSKBN1HP1XA2018-04-18
BERLIN The Group of Seven industrialized nations condemned the alleged chemical attack in eastern Ghouta in Syria on April 7 and backed efforts by the United States Britain and France to stop the future use of such weapons Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-g7/g7-backs-u-s-british-french-efforts-to-curb-syrian-chemical-weapon-capability-idUSKBN1HO0MQ2018-04-17
BEIRUT The Syrian army began preparatory shelling for an assault on the last area outside its control near Damascus on Tuesday a commander in the progovernment alliance said building on its recent capture of the major suburb of eastern Ghouta Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/assad-prepares-to-assault-last-rebel-enclave-near-damascus-idUSKBN1HO1JC2018-04-17
Each of the rebel groups controlling areas of eastern Ghouta eventually agreed surrender deals that involved withdrawal to oppositionheld areas of northwestern Syria including Idlib Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/assad-prepares-to-assault-last-rebel-enclave-near-damascus-idUSKBN1HO1JC2018-04-17
Eastern Ghouta fell last month leaving Douma as the last major rebel bastion Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-douma-surrender/syria-attack-triggered-western-action-but-on-the-ground-assad-gained-idUSKBN1HN22T2018-04-16
Once the biggest rebel group in eastern Ghouta Jaish alIslam claimed to have fortified Douma extensively meaning government forces could face a costly battle to capture it Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-douma-surrender/syria-attack-triggered-western-action-but-on-the-ground-assad-gained-idUSKBN1HN22T2018-04-16
Having driven rebels from eastern Ghouta Assad and his allies are expected to soon retake the last few insurgent pockets around Damascus and nearby Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-army/syrian-army-vows-to-press-war-rebels-say-strikes-not-enough-idUSKBN1HL0BG2018-04-14
Given in particular ongoing military operations in Eastern Ghouta around 7 April we assess witha high degree of confidence that the Syrian regime holds responsibility Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france-intellige/french-declassified-intelligence-report-on-syria-gas-attacks-idUSKBN1HL0N12018-04-14
3 The French services have no information to support the theory whereby the armed groups in Ghouta would have sought to acquire or have possessed chemical weapons Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france-intellige/french-declassified-intelligence-report-on-syria-gas-attacks-idUSKBN1HL0N12018-04-14
BEIRUT Syrias army command on Saturday announced that the eastern Ghouta region was free of militants following the departure of the last rebel fighters from the city of Douma towards the north of the country state media reported citing a statement by the Syrian army general command Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-announces-eastern-ghouta-free-of-militants-state-media-idUSKBN1HL1842018-04-14
In August 2013 they were shot at by a sniper near eastern Ghouta where hundreds of people had been gassed with the nerve agent sarin Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-chemicalweapons/factbox-chemical-weapons-inspectors-how-do-they-work-idUSKBN1HK16H2018-04-13
GENEVA United Nations war crimes investigators on Friday condemned the suspected use of chemical weapons in the Syrian town of Douma in eastern Ghouta last weekend and called for evidence to be preserved with a view to future prosecutions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-warcrimes/syria-chemical-attack-evidence-must-be-preserved-u-n-idUSKBN1HK20T2018-04-13
The West was waging a psychological after the defeat of rebels in eastern Ghouta she added pointing to what she called contradictory statements between different branches of the U.S. government Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-shaaban/assad-adviser-says-syrian-government-allies-consulting-idUSKBN1HI3362018-04-12
MOSCOW Syrian government forces have taken full control over the town of Douma the last rebel stronghold in the eastern Ghouta enclave outside Damascus Russian news agencies reported on Thursday citing a Russian military official Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-douma/syrian-government-forces-gain-full-control-of-eastern-ghouta-russian-agencies-idUSKBN1HJ0I82018-04-12
Earlier on Thursday Russian news agencies reported that Syrian government forces had taken full control over Douma which was the last rebel stronghold in the eastern Ghouta enclave outside Damascus Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-douma-russia/russian-military-police-deploy-in-syrias-douma-ria-agency-idUSKBN1HJ0KG2018-04-12
Syrian government forces have raised their flag over the last rebel bastion in eastern Ghouta taking full control of the town of Douma as insurgents withdraw Russian news agencies reported on Thursday sealing a major victory for President Bashar alAssad Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-douma/syrian-government-raises-flag-in-douma-russian-agencies-idUSKBN1HJ0I82018-04-12
Eastern Ghouta had been the biggest rebel stronghold near Damascus but insurgent groups there surrendered after a series of ferocious government assaults aided by Russia under a massive bombardment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-douma/syrian-government-raises-flag-in-douma-russian-agencies-idUSKBN1HJ0I82018-04-12
On Wednesday a top official from Iran Assads other main ally toured eastern Ghouta and vowed to stand by Syria in the face of any foreign Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-douma/syrian-government-raises-flag-in-douma-russian-agencies-idUSKBN1HJ0I82018-04-12
Eastern Ghouta had been the biggest rebel stronghold near Damascus but insurgent groups there surrendered after a series of ferocious government assaults aided by Russia following a massive bombardment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-douma/syrian-government-raises-flag-in-douma-russian-agencies-idUSKBN1HJ0I82018-04-12
A Syrian military officer on the edge of eastern Ghouta said the evacuation of rebels from Douma was supposed to end on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-douma/syrian-government-raises-flag-in-douma-russian-agencies-idUSKBN1HJ0I82018-04-12
GENEVA The United Nations is hopeful of getting aid to at least 100000 Syrians who are desperate for help after months of battle ended years of siege around the rebelheld enclave of eastern Ghouta U.N. humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland told Reuters on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-egeland/u-n-hopes-end-of-syria-battle-will-unlock-aid-route-to-100000-idUSKBN1HJ23O2018-04-12
Eastern Ghouta had been the largest rebel redoubt near the capital Damascus Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-douma/senior-iranian-official-hopes-u-s-forces-will-be-driven-from-syria-idUSKBN1HJ0I82018-04-12
The government offensive to recapture eastern Ghouta began in February and killed around 1700 people Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-douma/senior-iranian-official-hopes-u-s-forces-will-be-driven-from-syria-idUSKBN1HJ0I82018-04-12
On Wednesday Velayati toured eastern Ghouta and pledged to stand by Syria in the face of any foreign Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-douma/senior-iranian-official-hopes-u-s-forces-will-be-driven-from-syria-idUSKBN1HJ0I82018-04-12
Their evacuation restored Assads control over eastern Ghouta formerly the biggest rebel bastion near Damascus and gave him his biggest battlefield victory since 2016 when he took back Aleppo Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/u-s-russia-clash-at-u-n-over-chemical-weapons-attacks-in-syria-idUSKBN1HG0D82018-04-11
U.N. aid agencies do not have access to most of the enclave of eastern Ghouta including Douma where the alleged attack occurred Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-who/who-500-douma-patients-had-symptoms-consistent-with-toxic-weapons-exposure-idUSKBN1HI18D2018-04-11
WHO also said that more than 70 people sheltering from bombardment in basements in the former rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta where Douma is located were reported to have died Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-who/who-500-syrian-patients-show-symptoms-pointing-to-toxic-weapons-exposure-idUSKBN1HI18D2018-04-11
U.N. aid agencies lack access to most of eastern Ghouta from which rebels are withdrawing under a deal with the Syrian government that restored its control over the region Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-who/who-500-syrian-patients-show-symptoms-pointing-to-toxic-weapons-exposure-idUSKBN1HI18D2018-04-11
More than 133000 people are estimated to have fled a desperate humanitarian situation in eastern Ghouta over the past four weeks UNHCR added Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-who/who-500-syrian-patients-show-symptoms-pointing-to-toxic-weapons-exposure-idUSKBN1HI18D2018-04-11
GENEVA The United Nations voiced alarm on Tuesday at spiraling new from the Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta after more than 133000 people were estimated to have fled in four weeks and where U.N. aid agencies still do not have access Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/more-than-130000-have-fled-syrias-ghouta-in-four-weeks-u-n-idUSKBN1HH1862018-04-10
The deal restores President Bashar alAssads control over the entire eastern Ghouta formerly the biggest rebel bastion near Damascus Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-rebels-evacuated-from-douma-reach-northwest-monitor-idUSKBN1HH19M2018-04-10
Jaish alIslams departure will bring to an end the opposition presence in eastern Ghouta after a sevenweek military offensive against the densely populated area Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-rebels-evacuated-from-douma-reach-northwest-monitor-idUSKBN1HH19M2018-04-10
Thousands of fighters from other rebel groups accompanied by tens of thousands of civilians have already left for northwestern Syria after surrender deals for the Ghoutas other major towns Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-rebels-evacuated-from-douma-reach-northwest-monitor-idUSKBN1HH19M2018-04-10
Western countries have said Assads assault on eastern Ghouta was a violation of a Security Council resolution calling for a complete ceasefire across Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-rebels-evacuated-from-douma-reach-northwest-monitor-idUSKBN1HH19M2018-04-10
BEIRUT The Syrian government has invited the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to send a team to investigate allegations of a chemical attack in the eastern Ghouta town of Douma state media reported on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-investiga/syria-invites-opcw-to-investigate-alleged-chemical-attack-in-douma-idUSKBN1HH2182018-04-10
PARIS Frances government spokesman said on Tuesday that Paris would respond if it was proven that forces backing the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical attack against the town of Douma in eastern Ghouta over the weekend Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/france-says-will-respond-if-proven-syria-red-line-crossed-idUSKBN1HH1HA2018-04-10
The departures will bring to an end the opposition presence in eastern Ghouta giving Assad his biggest battlefield victory since late 2016 when he took back Aleppo Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/international-experts-to-inspect-attack-site-in-syria-as-u-s-ponders-response-idUSKBN1HG0D82018-04-10
The Syrian government launched a fierce air and ground assault on Douma the last rebelheld town in the eastern Ghouta district last Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syria-says-u-s-suspected-of-attacking-air-base-but-pentagon-denies-it-idUSKBN1HG0D82018-04-09
PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed in a phone call that chemical weapons had been used in Syrias Eastern Ghouta on April 7 and would work together to establish clear responsibility for their use Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-macron/macron-trump-agree-toxic-gas-used-in-syria-need-to-establish-responsibility-idUSKBN1HG0H72018-04-09
The attack appears to have brought Assad closer to sealing victory in the military campaign for eastern Ghouta launched by the Russianbacked Syrian army in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syria-russia-accuse-israel-over-strike-on-syrian-air-base-idUSKBN1HG0D82018-04-09
ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan stressed the importance of halting civilian deaths in Syrias eastern Ghouta region in a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday a Turkish presidential source said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-russia/erdogan-and-putin-discussed-need-to-halt-civilian-deaths-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-source-idUSKBN1HG1OF2018-04-09
Suspected chemical attacks over the weekend killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 1000 in Syrias rebelheld eastern Ghouta a Syria medical relief group said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-russia/erdogan-and-putin-discussed-need-to-halt-civilian-deaths-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-source-idUSKBN1HG1OF2018-04-09
PARIS Suspected chemical attacks over the weekend killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 1000 in Syrias rebelheld eastern Ghouta a Syria medical relief group said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-uossm/syria-aid-group-says-at-least-60-people-killed-after-douma-chemical-attack-idUSKBN1HG1DY2018-04-09
BERLIN Germany on Monday condemned the use of chemical weapons in Douma a rebelheld town in Syrias eastern Ghouta and said the circumstances pointed to the regime of Syrian President Bashar alAssad being responsible for the attack Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-germany/germany-condemns-syria-gas-attack-says-evidence-points-to-assad-idUSKBN1HG19U2018-04-09
International bodies led by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons were trying to establish exactly what happened in Douma a rebelheld town in the eastern Ghouta district Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/citing-atrocities-trump-says-to-decide-on-syria-chemical-attack-idUSKBN1HG0D82018-04-09
Syrian government forces had launched an air and ground assault on Douma the last town held by rebels in eastern Ghouta on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/citing-atrocities-trump-says-to-decide-on-syria-chemical-attack-idUSKBN1HG0D82018-04-09
Muhammad a doctor in Ghouta quoted by UOSSM said patients were coughing blood a symptom not seen in previous chemical attacks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/citing-atrocities-trump-says-to-decide-on-syria-chemical-attack-idUSKBN1HG0D82018-04-09
BEIRUT A chemical attack on a rebelheld town in eastern Ghouta killed dozens of people a medical relief organization and a rescue service said and Washington said the reports if confirmed would demand an immediate international response Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-attack/dozens-reported-killed-in-suspected-syria-gas-attack-damascus-denies-idUSKBN1HE0RR2018-04-08
The offensive in Ghouta has been one of the deadliest of the sevenyearlong war killing more than 1600 civilians according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-attack/dozens-reported-killed-in-suspected-syria-gas-attack-damascus-denies-idUSKBN1HE0RR2018-04-08
The statement came after a Syrian rebel group accused government forces on Saturday of dropping a barrel bomb containing poisonous chemicals on civilians in eastern Ghouta Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/u-s-says-monitoring-reports-of-possible-syrian-chemical-weapon-attack-idUSKBN1HE0UN2018-04-08
WASHINGTON One of President Donald Trumps top homeland security advisers said on Sunday the Unites States will not rule out launching a missile attack in response to new reports about a chemical attack on a rebelheld town in eastern Ghouta Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-syria-bossert/white-house-official-says-wont-take-anything-off-the-table-in-response-to-syria-attack-idUSKBN1HF0IN2018-04-08
BEIRUT An agreement has been reached to release all prisoners held by Syrian rebels controlling the eastern Ghouta city of Douma in return for the fighters leaving the city Syrian state television reported on Sunday citing an official source Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-agreement/jaish-al-islam-to-leave-douma-in-return-for-releasing-prisoners-state-tv-idUSKBN1HF0HC2018-04-08
ANKARA Turkey condemned the use of chemical weapons in Douma a rebelheld town in Syrias eastern Ghouta the foreign ministry said in a statement on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-douma-turkey/turkey-condemns-use-of-chemical-weapons-in-syrias-douma-idUSKBN1HF0GJ2018-04-08
The Ghouta offensive has been one of the deadliest in Syrias sevenyearlong war killing more than 1600 civilians according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-attack/trump-says-big-price-to-pay-for-syria-chemical-attack-idUSKBN1HE0RR2018-04-08
An agreement has been reached to release all prisoners held by Syrian rebels controlling the eastern Ghouta city of Douma in return for the fighters leaving the city Syrian state television reported on Sunday citing an official source Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-negotiati/jaish-al-islam-to-leave-douma-in-return-for-releasing-prisoners-idUSKBN1HF09Z2018-04-08
The rebel groups controlling the eastern Ghouta area had shelled the capitals neighborhoods almost daily in the past few months inflicting casualties and damages Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-negotiati/jaish-al-islam-to-leave-douma-in-return-for-releasing-prisoners-idUSKBN1HF09Z2018-04-08
The offensive in Ghouta has been one of the deadliest of the sevenyearlong war killing more than 1600 civilians according to rescuers and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-negotiati/rebel-fighters-to-leave-syrias-douma-after-weeks-long-military-campaign-idUSKBN1HF09Z2018-04-08
BEIRUT Syrian rebel group Jaish alIslam accused government forces on Saturday of dropping a barrel bomb containing poisonous chemicals on civilians in eastern Ghouta injuring more than 500 people Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-attack/rebels-say-syrian-forces-dropped-chemicals-on-douma-government-denies-accusation-idUSKBN1HE0RR2018-04-07
The government launched a fierce air and ground assault on Douma the last rebelheld town in eastern Ghouta on Friday killing 48 people in the last 24 hours alone Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-attack/rebels-say-syrian-forces-dropped-chemicals-on-douma-government-denies-accusation-idUSKBN1HE0RR2018-04-07
BEIRUT Syrian Republican Guard forces pushed into the rebelheld area of Douma in eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Friday Syrian state TV reported as mediated talks between the combatants collapsed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-douma/syrian-troops-push-into-rebel-held-douma-as-talks-collapse-idUSKCN1HD1VO2018-04-06
Rebels from other parts of eastern Ghouta have been moved to northern Syria in convoys Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-douma/syrian-troops-push-into-rebel-held-douma-as-talks-collapse-idUSKCN1HD1VO2018-04-06
BEIRUT The Syrian government launched a fierce air and ground assault on the last rebelheld town in eastern Ghouta on Friday killing at least 32 people in a bid to seal President Bashar alAssads biggest victory since 2016 a war monitor said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-douma/syrian-government-launches-assault-on-rebel-held-douma-idUSKCN1HD1VO2018-04-06
Russianbacked government forces launched their offensive against eastern Ghouta in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-douma/syrian-government-launches-assault-on-rebel-held-douma-idUSKCN1HD1VO2018-04-06
GENEVA The UN humanitarian adviser for Syria called on Wednesday for access to the eastern Ghouta town of Douma where he said some 80000150000 civilians were on their after years of siege and fighting Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/u-n-seeks-access-to-syrians-on-their-knees-in-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1HB1IE2018-04-04
With no reports of recent fighting or air raids in eastern Ghouta he hoped the battle there was now over Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/u-n-seeks-access-to-syrians-on-their-knees-in-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1HB1IE2018-04-04
BEIRUT Syrian rebel group Jaish alIslam released five prisoners on Wednesday as part of a deal over the eastern Ghouta town of Douma the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/rebels-release-five-prisoners-in-syrias-ghouta-monitor-state-tv-idUSKCN1HB13J2018-04-04
ANKARA Turkey and Russia will work together to build a hospital in Syrias Tel Abyad to treat those escaping eastern Ghouta President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-russia/turkey-russia-to-set-up-hospital-for-syrians-fleeing-eastern-ghouta-erdogan-idUSKCN1HB1Y82018-04-04
The area is 40 km outside Damascus and separate from eastern Ghouta which is directly adjacent to the capital and where Russianbacked government forces have wiped out rebel resistance Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/russia-assad-give-ultimatum-to-rebels-northeast-of-damascus-idUSKCN1HA0VP2018-04-03
The Syrian government is seeking to crush the last few rebel enclaves near Damascus after routing insurgents in eastern Ghouta which was the last big opposition stronghold near the capital Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/russia-assad-give-ultimatum-to-rebels-northeast-of-damascus-idUSKCN1HA0VP2018-04-03
MOSCOW Russias defense ministry said on Tuesday that more than 40000 civilians who had fled Syrias eastern Ghouta have returned Interfax agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-than-40000-people-returned-to-syrias-ghouta-agencies-idUSKCN1HA0UT2018-04-03
In the past 24 hours 1123 rebel fighters and their families have left the town of Douma in eastern Ghouta Interfax citied the Russian Ministry of Defence Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-than-40000-people-returned-to-syrias-ghouta-agencies-idUSKCN1HA0UT2018-04-03
Syrias army and Iranbacked militias with Russian air power have crushed insurgents near Damascus in eastern Ghouta one of the four mooted deescalation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/russia-iran-and-turkey-struggle-to-find-common-ground-on-syria-idUSKCN1HA1MZ2018-04-03
Last eastern Ghouta rebels poised to surrender Syrian state media Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-april-2-idUSL5N1RE0JV2018-04-02
BEIRUT The last Syrian rebel group in eastern Ghouta near Damascus began withdrawing on Monday under an agreement with the government state media said though a military source said a group of insurgents were still rejecting the deal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-state-media-last-rebel-group-starts-leaving-ghouta-idUSKCN1H90PN2018-04-02
Jaish alIslam which has been defending the eastern Ghouta town of Douma against a ferocious onslaught by Russianbacked Syrian government forces has not confirmed the agreement with the government Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-state-media-last-rebel-group-starts-leaving-ghouta-idUSKCN1H90PN2018-04-02
Thousands of rebels their families and other civilians have already departed other parts of eastern Ghouta for Idlib province another insurgentheld area of northern Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-state-media-last-rebel-group-starts-leaving-ghouta-idUSKCN1H90PN2018-04-02
Tens of thousands more people have fled to shelters in governmentheld territory near Ghouta Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-state-media-last-rebel-group-starts-leaving-ghouta-idUSKCN1H90PN2018-04-02
AMMAN Negotiators in the last rebelheld bastion in Syrias eastern Ghouta reached a deal on Saturday with the Russian side to evacuate the wounded from Douma to rebelheld northern Syria local sources familiar with the deal said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-deal/deal-reached-in-rebel-held-douma-to-evacuate-wounded-to-northern-syria-local-sources-idUSKBN1H70QL2018-04-01
Syrian army regains most of eastern Ghouta Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/world-news-schedule-at-2000-gmt-5-pm-et/world-news-schedule-at-2000-gmt-5-pm-et-idUSL1N1RD0C92018-04-01
AMMAN The group in control of the last rebel bastion near Damascus appeared on Sunday to have agreed a deal for its fighters to make peace with the government or quit the eastern Ghouta enclave Syrian state media said on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/last-eastern-ghouta-rebels-poised-to-surrender-syrian-state-media-idUSKCN1H81162018-04-01
The Syrian army command said on Saturday it had regained most of the towns and villages in eastern Ghouta and was pressing its military operations in Douma Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/last-eastern-ghouta-rebels-poised-to-surrender-syrian-state-media-idUSKCN1H81162018-04-01
AMMAN Jaish al Islam in control of the last rebel bastion in eastern Ghouta appears to have reached a deal that would allow its members to leave to rebelheld areas in northern Syria or make peace with the government state media said on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-ghouta-deal/signs-of-surrender-deal-in-last-eastern-ghouta-rebel-bastion-syrian-state-tv-idUSKCN1H813H2018-04-01
AMMAN The Syrian army command said on Saturday it had regained most of the towns and villages in eastern Ghouta and was pressing its military operations in the last rebel bastion of Douma Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-command-says-it-has-regained-most-of-eastern-ghouta-idUSKBN1H70IX2018-03-31
President Assad said recently securing eastern Ghouta had foiled plots by his foreign enemies to topple him Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-command-says-it-has-regained-most-of-eastern-ghouta-idUSKBN1H70IX2018-03-31
DAMASCUS Amira Gharmoushs family has been a victim of both sides of the war for the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-mother/syrian-mother-hopes-to-reunite-family-shattered-by-war-idUSKBN1H70A82018-03-31
More than 140000 people have been displaced from eastern Ghouta since the offensive got underway in February according to figures cited by the Russian military and the Observatory Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-mother/syrian-mother-hopes-to-reunite-family-shattered-by-war-idUSKBN1H70A82018-03-31
The last Syrian rebel group in the eastern Ghouta near Damascus denied reports it had agreed with Russia to leave the town of Douma after the Russian military said it had reached a deal for insurgents to surrender the area Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-rebels-deny-deal-with-russia-to-leave-douma-town-idUSKBN1H60ZV2018-03-30
BEIRUT Syrian state TV said on Friday a deal had nearly been reached for rebels in the eastern Ghouta town of Douma near Damascus to leave to the northwestern region of Idlib citing preliminary information Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-report/syrian-state-tv-deal-nearly-reached-for-douma-rebels-to-leave-to-idlib-idUSKBN1H60XB2018-03-30
A Syrian rebel group said on Friday that UNmediated talks with Russia were heading in the right but denied it had agreed to evacuate the last insurgentheld enclave in eastern Ghouta Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syria-rebel-group-upbeat-on-douma-talks-but-denies-deal-idUSKBN1H60ZV2018-03-30
While thousands have gone to rebelheld territory near the Turkish border the bulk of the displaced have fled the fighting to shelters in governmentheld areas near eastern Ghouta Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syria-rebel-group-upbeat-on-douma-talks-but-denies-deal-idUSKBN1H60ZV2018-03-30
MOSCOW Russias defense ministry said on Thursday nearly 5300 rebels and members of their families left Syrias eastern Ghouta enclave on Wednesday news agencies reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-rebels-idlib-rus/russia-says-nearly-5300-rebels-left-syrias-arbeen-for-idlib-ria-idUSKBN1H50M22018-03-29
MOSCOW Russias foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday that a counterterrorist in Syrias eastern Ghouta was almost over RIA state news agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-operation/russia-says-counter-terrorist-operation-in-syrias-ghouta-almost-over-ria-idUSKBN1H51NW2018-03-29
Speaking at a weekly briefing Maria Zakharova said Douma the main town in eastern Ghouta remained under the control of Islamist fighters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-operation/russia-says-counter-terrorist-operation-in-syrias-ghouta-almost-over-ria-idUSKBN1H51NW2018-03-29
BEIRUT The massive Russianbacked Syrian military offensive in suburbs east of Damascus is almost over with rebels holed up in just a single town after abandoning the rest of the eastern Ghouta enclave Moscow said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/operation-in-syrias-ghouta-nearly-over-russia-says-idUSKBN1H523T2018-03-29
Eastern Ghouta an early center of the 2011 uprising against President Bashar alAssad was until last month the biggest and most populous remaining rebel stronghold near the capital Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/operation-in-syrias-ghouta-nearly-over-russia-says-idUSKBN1H523T2018-03-29
MOSCOW Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Thursday that talks with Syrias Jaish alIslam rebels about them leaving eastern Ghouta were under way according to RIA news agency Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-talks/russia-talks-with-jaish-al-islam-on-syrias-ghouta-exit-ongoing-ria-idUSKBN1H52AC2018-03-29
The Syrian army is preparing to launch a operation against the last rebelheld town in eastern Ghouta unless the Jaish alIslam insurgent group agrees to hand over the area a proSyrian government newspaper reported on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-preparing-huge-operation-in-douma-pro-damascus-newspaper-idUSKBN1H40SE2018-03-28
es deployed in Ghouta are preparing a huge military operation in Douma if the Jaish alIslam terrorists do not agree to hand over the city and alWatan newspaper said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-preparing-huge-operation-in-douma-pro-damascus-newspaper-idUSKBN1H40SE2018-03-28
The forces deployed in Ghouta are preparing a huge military operation in Douma if the Jaish alIslam terrorists do not agree to hand over the city and alWatan newspaper said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-prepares-huge-operation-in-last-rebel-bastion-as-pressure-mounts-idUSKBN1H40SE2018-03-28
BEIRUT Some 7000 people departed eastern Ghouta for Syrian rebelheld territory near the Turkish border on Tuesday the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said under an agreement arranged by Russia to surrender the enclave to the Syrian government Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-convoy/thousands-more-leave-syrias-ghouta-in-withdrawal-deal-idUSKBN1H30RD2018-03-27
BEIRUT Some 7000 people departed eastern Ghouta for Syrian rebel territory near the Turkish border on Tuesday under a deal arranged by Russia to surrender the enclave to the Syrian government Russian state media and a war monitor said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-convoy/thousands-leave-ghouta-in-surrender-of-enclave-to-syrian-government-idUSKBN1H30RD2018-03-27
The Syrian military split eastern Ghouta into three separate zones during its assault that began on Feb Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-convoy/thousands-leave-ghouta-in-surrender-of-enclave-to-syrian-government-idUSKBN1H30RD2018-03-27
The last remaining area in Ghouta controlled by rebels is the town of Douma where tens of thousands of civilians are sheltering Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-convoy/thousands-leave-ghouta-in-surrender-of-enclave-to-syrian-government-idUSKBN1H30RD2018-03-27
Thousands of people departed eastern Ghouta for Syrian rebel territory near the Turkish border on Tuesday the third group to leave under a deal brokered by Russia to surrender the enclave near Damascus to the Syrian government Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-convoy/thousands-more-leave-enclave-in-syrias-ghouta-as-assad-takes-back-control-idUSKBN1H30RD2018-03-27
The last remaining insurgentheld area in Ghouta is the town of Douma Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-convoy/thousands-more-leave-enclave-in-syrias-ghouta-as-assad-takes-back-control-idUSKBN1H30RD2018-03-27
The Russian news agency TASS said 13190 rebels had left eastern Ghouta in the last three days Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-convoy/thousands-more-leave-enclave-in-syrias-ghouta-as-assad-takes-back-control-idUSKBN1H30RD2018-03-27
Many tens of thousands of people have fled eastern Ghouta this month into areas controlled by the Syrian government Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-convoy/thousands-more-leave-enclave-in-syrias-ghouta-as-assad-takes-back-control-idUSKBN1H30RD2018-03-27
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said more than 80000 people had left formerly besieged parts of eastern Ghouta as control shifted since March 9 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-convoy/thousands-more-leave-enclave-in-syrias-ghouta-as-assad-takes-back-control-idUSKBN1H30RD2018-03-27
Thousands of people left eastern Ghouta for Syrian rebel territory near the Turkish border on Tuesday the third large group to leave under a deal brokered by Russia to surrender the enclave near Damascus to the Syrian government Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-convoy/thousands-more-leave-syrias-ghouta-rebels-await-russian-decision-idUSKBN1H30RD2018-03-27
Tens of thousands of people have also fled eastern Ghouta this month into areas controlled by the Syrian government Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-convoy/thousands-more-leave-syrias-ghouta-rebels-await-russian-decision-idUSKBN1H30RD2018-03-27
BEIRUT Forces supporting the Syrian government have been mobilizing around eastern Ghoutas rebelheld town of Douma since Monday the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-military/pro-syrian-government-forces-mobilizing-around-ghoutas-douma-idUSKBN1H31Y42018-03-27
BEIRUT A Syrian rebel group holed up in the besieged eastern Ghouta town of Douma said on Tuesday that Russia had yet to give its answer to proposals that involve insurgents and civilians staying in the area Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-group/syrian-rebel-group-says-awaiting-russian-answer-on-douma-proposals-idUSKBN1H322D2018-03-27
Thousands of people rebel fighters and their families have left other parts of eastern Ghouta since Thursday under the terms of withdrawal agreements brokered by Russia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-group/syrian-rebel-group-says-awaiting-russian-answer-on-douma-proposals-idUSKBN1H322D2018-03-27
BEIRUT Jaish alIslam the last rebel faction in control of territory in eastern Ghouta said on Sunday it would not withdraw to other oppositionheld parts of Syria as other rebel groups have done under deals negotiated with Syrian government ally Russia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-jaish/syrian-rebels-jaish-al-islam-refuse-to-leave-ghouta-spokesman-idUSKBN1H10Y42018-03-26
Only the town of Douma the most populous part of eastern Ghouta remains under rebel control Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-jaish/syrian-rebels-jaish-al-islam-refuse-to-leave-ghouta-spokesman-idUSKBN1H10Y42018-03-26
Birqdar accused the Syrian government of trying to change the demographic balance of the eastern Ghouta by forcing out locals and replacing them with its allies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-jaish/syrian-rebels-jaish-al-islam-refuse-to-leave-ghouta-spokesman-idUSKBN1H10Y42018-03-26
BEIRUT More than 5000 Syrian rebel fighters and their families boarded 77 buses on Sunday to wait to be taken from eastern Ghouta Syrian state media said in the second day of an evacuation from their former stronghold near the capital Damascus Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/second-group-of-failaq-al-rahman-rebels-leave-syrias-ghouta-idUSKBN1H10ZX2018-03-26
BEIRUT The Jaish alIslam rebel faction in Syrias eastern Ghouta denied on Monday that its fighters were ready to lay down their arms and leave the Douma pocket which they control Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-douma/rebels-in-syrias-douma-deny-russian-report-theyre-ready-to-surrender-idUSKBN1H21612018-03-26
BEIRUT The last rebel group fighting in Syrias eastern Ghouta said on Monday it was still trying to negotiate an end to the armys assault dismissing a Russian report that it was ready to leave the stronghold near Damascus Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/last-syrian-rebels-in-ghouta-negotiate-as-others-bussed-away-idUSKBN1H22882018-03-26
A full conquest of eastern Ghouta would be Assads biggest win since driving rebels from Aleppo in December 2016 though insurgents remain entrenched in areas of northwestern and southwestern Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/last-syrian-rebels-in-ghouta-negotiate-as-others-bussed-away-idUSKBN1H22882018-03-26
Thousands of Failaq alRahman fighters accompanied by their families are leaving their zone of eastern Ghouta in a negotiated withdrawal to insurgent territory in northern Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-rebels/in-face-of-ghouta-defeat-syrian-rebels-blame-each-other-idUSKBN1H21VX2018-03-26
BEIRUT The Syrian army on Saturday paused its bombardment of Douma the last rebel bastion near Damascus a war monitor said as insurgents prepared to leave the rest of their former enclave of eastern Ghouta Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/as-syrian-rebels-quit-ghouta-douma-stands-alone-idUSKBN1H00AX2018-03-24
Buses that will carry thousands of fighters along with their families and other civilians into exile in northwestern Syria began entering the southern part of eastern Ghouta Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/as-syrian-rebels-quit-ghouta-douma-stands-alone-idUSKBN1H00AX2018-03-24
Russias military said on Saturday more than 105000 people had left eastern Ghouta including over 700 on Saturday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/as-syrian-rebels-quit-ghouta-douma-stands-alone-idUSKBN1H00AX2018-03-24
MOSCOW Russias Defence Ministry said more than 105000 people have left Syrias Eastern Ghouta rebel enclave including another 700 on Saturday since government forces began an assault to retake it a month ago RIA news agency reported citing the military Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-civilians/russia-says-over-105000-civilians-have-left-syrias-eastern-ghouta-ria-idUSKBN1H00BQ2018-03-24
As Syrian rebels quit Ghouta Douma stands alone Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/world-news-schedule-at-1500-gmt-11-am-et/world-news-schedule-at-1500-gmt-11-am-et-idUSL3N1R60842018-03-24
BEIRUT Air strikes hit a rebelheld enclave of Syrias eastern Ghouta region on Friday despite a ceasefire that the areas controlling rebel group had said was agreed to come into force at midnight the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/fighting-in-ghouta-despite-rebel-ceasefire-attempt-monitor-idUSKBN1GZ0VO2018-03-23
BEIRUT An ceasefire has been agreed in principle for the enclave of Syrias eastern Ghouta under the control of the rebel group Failaq alRahman to stop civilian suffering the groups spokesman said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-failaq/failaq-al-rahman-says-ceasefire-in-its-ghouta-enclave-agreed-for-midnight-idUSKBN1GY3182018-03-23
BEIRUT Air strikes hit a rebelheld enclave of Syrias eastern Ghouta region on Friday despite a ceasefire that the rebel group who controlled the area had said would take effect at midnight the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/air-strikes-hit-in-ghouta-despite-rebel-ceasefire-effort-monitor-says-idUSKBN1GZ0VO2018-03-23
The armys assault on eastern Ghouta the last major rebel bastion near the capital has been one of the most intense in Syrias sevenyearold war Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/air-strikes-hit-in-ghouta-despite-rebel-ceasefire-effort-monitor-says-idUSKBN1GZ0VO2018-03-23
BEIRUT Members of Syrian rebel group Failaq alRahman will meet Russian negotiators on Friday to negotiate an end to human in the eastern Ghouta enclave they control the groups spokesman told alHadath television channel in a phone call Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-failaq/syrian-rebels-failaq-al-rahman-say-will-talk-to-russians-on-friday-al-hadath-idUSKBN1GZ18R2018-03-23
BEIRUT A Syrian rebel group in one besieged eastern Ghouta pocket said on Friday it would try to negotiate an end to an army assault there while insurgents in another nearby enclave withdrew Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-rebels-russians-to-negotiate-end-to-ghouta-suffering-rebel-group-idUSKBN1GZ0VO2018-03-23
The United Nations estimates more than 50000 people have left besieged areas of eastern Ghouta in the past almost two weeks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-rebels-russians-to-negotiate-end-to-ghouta-suffering-rebel-group-idUSKBN1GZ0VO2018-03-23
BEIRUT Syrian rebels agreed to surrender a second besieged enclave in eastern Ghouta on Friday state television reported as their comrades in another insurgent pocket in the area continued their withdrawal after a monthlong assault by the army Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-syrian-rebels-agree-to-leave-eastern-ghouta-state-tv-idUSKBN1GZ0VO2018-03-23
Capturing eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus would be Syrian President Bashar alAssads biggest victory over the rebels since driving them from Aleppo in December 2016 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-syrian-rebels-agree-to-leave-eastern-ghouta-state-tv-idUSKBN1GZ0VO2018-03-23
Assad and his allies say their offensive in eastern Ghouta is necessary to end the rule of Islamist militants over the areas people and to stop them shelling government areas Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-syrian-rebels-agree-to-leave-eastern-ghouta-state-tv-idUSKBN1GZ0VO2018-03-23
Rebel rocket fire has killed scores of people during the army offensive on eastern Ghouta state television has reported including in a strike that hit a market place on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-syrian-rebels-agree-to-leave-eastern-ghouta-state-tv-idUSKBN1GZ0VO2018-03-23
In the rebel pocket in the southern part of eastern Ghouta Failaq alRahman had announced its intention to negotiate on Thursday when Alwan said a ceasefire had been agreed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-syrian-rebels-agree-to-leave-eastern-ghouta-state-tv-idUSKBN1GZ0VO2018-03-23
BEIRUT Syrian state television on Friday said rebel groups in the eastern Ghouta towns of Zamalka Jobar Arbin and Ein Terma had agreed to withdraw for northwestern Idlib province along with family members Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-evacuatio/syrian-state-tv-says-rebels-to-quit-second-ghouta-pocket-idUSKBN1GZ1W82018-03-23
BEIRUT Syrian rebels agreed to surrender a second besieged enclave in eastern Ghouta on Friday as their comrades in another insurgent pocket in the area continued their withdrawal after a monthlong assault by the army Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-celebrates-as-rebels-quit-most-of-their-ghouta-stronghold-idUSKBN1GZ0VO2018-03-23
The Syrian government moved closer to ending rebel resistance in eastern Ghouta as civilians streamed out of one of its besieged bombbattered towns on Thursday and insurgents prepared to surrender another Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/assad-closer-to-ghouta-victory-as-some-rebels-prepare-to-quit-idUSKBN1GY10H2018-03-22
The Ahrar alSham groups decision to surrender Harsata leaves only Douma and another rebel pocket in eastern Ghouta that includes the towns of Jobar Ein Terma Arbin and Zamalka Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/assad-closer-to-ghouta-victory-as-some-rebels-prepare-to-quit-idUSKBN1GY10H2018-03-22
Air strikes pummeled parts of eastern Ghouta on Thursday morning striking Arbin and Zamalka and killing 19 people according to the Observatory Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/assad-closer-to-ghouta-victory-as-some-rebels-prepare-to-quit-idUSKBN1GY10H2018-03-22
However the ferocity of the Syrian armys offensive in eastern Ghouta has prompted Western condemnation and urgent pleas from United Nations humanitarian agencies for a ceasefire Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/assad-closer-to-ghouta-victory-as-some-rebels-prepare-to-quit-idUSKBN1GY10H2018-03-22
MOSCOW Russian Defence Ministry said more than 5000 civilians left Syrias Eastern Ghouta on Thursday RIA agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-evacuatio/more-than-5000-civilians-leave-syrias-ghouta-russian-military-says-idUSKBN1GY1KG2018-03-22
BEIRUT Buses carrying rebel fighters and their families began to leave the town of Harasta in Syrias eastern Ghouta region on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-buses/buses-carrying-syrian-rebels-and-families-begin-to-leave-east-ghoutas-harasta-idUSKBN1GY2J92018-03-22
Syrian rebels withdrew in busloads from a town in eastern Ghouta on Thursday and handed it over to the army the first such surrender since one of the fiercest campaigns of the sevenyear war began more than a month ago Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syria-rebels-depart-eastern-ghouta-town-on-government-buses-in-first-surrender-idUSKBN1GY10H2018-03-22
An army officer interviewed on state television said rebels who had not yet negotiated similar deals to evacuate from other towns in eastern Ghouta must quit or die Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syria-rebels-depart-eastern-ghouta-town-on-government-buses-in-first-surrender-idUSKBN1GY10H2018-03-22
Elsewhere in the eastern Ghouta enclave state television reported that more than 6000 people had fled the larger rebelheld town of Douma since Wednesday crossing over into governmentheld territory Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syria-rebels-depart-eastern-ghouta-town-on-government-buses-in-first-surrender-idUSKBN1GY10H2018-03-22
The governments control of Harasta leaves eastern Ghoutas rebels in control only of Douma and another pocket that includes the towns of Jobar Ein Terma Arbin and Zamalka Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syria-rebels-depart-eastern-ghouta-town-on-government-buses-in-first-surrender-idUSKBN1GY10H2018-03-22
Government air strikes pummelled parts of eastern Ghouta on Thursday morning striking Arbin and Zamalka and killing 19 people according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitoring group Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syria-rebels-depart-eastern-ghouta-town-on-government-buses-in-first-surrender-idUSKBN1GY10H2018-03-22
Later rebels fired rockets from eastern Ghouta into Damascus on Thursday killing two people state media reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syria-rebels-depart-eastern-ghouta-town-on-government-buses-in-first-surrender-idUSKBN1GY10H2018-03-22
AMMAN A Russianbrokered deal has been reached to evacuate a Syrian rebel group from a town in Eastern Ghouta to oppositionheld northwestern Syria in the first such deal in the last remaining rebel bastion near the capital two opposition sources said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-evacuation/syrian-rebels-reach-evacuation-deal-in-eastern-ghouta-town-rebel-sources-idUSKBN1GW39R2018-03-21
AMMAN A Russianbrokered deal has been reached to evacuate a Syrian rebel group from a town in eastern Ghouta opposition sources and officials said on Wednesday the first such deal in the remaining rebel bastion near the capital Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-evacuation/syrian-rebels-reach-evacuation-deal-in-eastern-ghouta-sources-idUSKBN1GW39R2018-03-21
On Monday an airstrike in Arbin in eastern Ghouta killed 15 children and two women sheltering in the basement of a school the Observatory said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-strike/strike-in-northwest-syria-kills-20-including-16-children-monitor-idUSKBN1GX1X02018-03-21
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday sharply criticized Turkeys military offensive in the northern Syrian town of Afrin and condemned ongoing attacks by Syrian forces in eastern Ghouta near Damascus Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-merkel/merkel-strongly-condemns-turkish-military-offensive-in-afrin-idUSKBN1GX1MK2018-03-21
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday condemned as Turkeys military offensive in Syrias northern town of Afrin and criticized Russia for just the continuing attacks by Syrian forces on eastern Ghouta Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-germany/germany-condemns-turkish-military-offensive-in-syria-idUSKBN1GX1EI2018-03-21
AMMAN Syrian rebels will evacuate a besieged town in eastern Ghouta opposition sources and officials and a military media unit run by the governments ally Hezbollah said on Wednesday the first such deal in the last rebel bastion near the capital Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-evacuation/syrian-rebels-agree-to-evacuate-town-in-ghouta-sources-idUSKBN1GW39R2018-03-21
The Syrian army has recaptured 70 percent of the territory that was under insurgent control in eastern Ghouta and after weeks of bombardment residents are fleeing by the thousands Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-evacuation/syrian-rebels-agree-to-evacuate-town-in-ghouta-sources-idUSKBN1GW39R2018-03-21
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday condemned the assault on Ghouta and accused Assads ally Russia of just the events unfold Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-evacuation/syrian-rebels-agree-to-evacuate-town-in-ghouta-sources-idUSKBN1GW39R2018-03-21
The district of alQadam lies in the Syrian capitals southern suburbs and has not been part of the monthlong offensive waged by the army against rebels in eastern Ghouta Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-damascus/islamic-state-takes-damascus-area-after-rebels-pull-out-monitor-idUSKBN1GW0Q62018-03-20
MOSCOW The total number of civilians mostly children who have been evacuated from Syrias besieged eastern Ghouta district since the start of a humanitarian operation has risen to 79702 Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-evacuatio/russia-says-79702-civilians-evacuated-from-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKBN1GW0GN2018-03-20
BEIRUT The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said an air strike killed 15 children and two women sheltering in the basement of a school in the Syrian rebelheld town of Arbin in eastern Ghouta on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-strike/air-strike-kills-17-in-ghouta-rebel-town-observatory-idUSKBN1GV2T12018-03-20
MOSCOW Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that 65 percent of territory in Syrias eastern Ghouta had been liberated from the RIA news agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-says-65-percent-of-syrias-eastern-ghouta-is-free-of-rebels-ria-idUSKBN1GW0ZT2018-03-20
The rocket landed in the Kashkoul market close to rebelheld parts of eastern Ghouta which has been under heavy bombardment by the Syrian army and its allies since last month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-damascus/rocket-attack-kills-at-least-29-in-damascus-market-syrian-state-media-idUSKBN1GW2I12018-03-20
The army says rebels in the besieged rebelheld enclave of eastern Ghouta have repeatedly targeted civilians in state controlled districts of the capital Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-damascus/rocket-attack-kills-at-least-29-in-damascus-market-syrian-state-media-idUSKBN1GW2I12018-03-20
MOSCOW More than 3500 people left Syrias Eastern Ghouta region on Monday the TASS news agency said citing Russias Defence Ministry Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-midest-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-than-3500-people-left-syrias-eastern-ghouta-on-monday-tass-idUSKBN1GV0KU2018-03-19
MOSCOW More than 6000 people have left Syrias eastern Ghouta since Monday morning Interfax news agency said citing Russias Defense Ministry Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-midest-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-than-6000-people-left-syrias-eastern-ghouta-on-monday-interfax-idUSKBN1GV0KU2018-03-19
DAMASCUS Some rebels in eastern Ghouta may soon agree to withdraw from the opposition enclave or accept rule by the Syrian state after big advances by the army into the area a Syrian government minister said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-minister-says-some-ghouta-rebels-may-accept-deals-soon-idUSKBN1GV1NG2018-03-19
Haidar said there were contacts with Ghouta rebels and to a certain extent there are acceptable results in part of the Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-minister-says-some-ghouta-rebels-may-accept-deals-soon-idUSKBN1GV1NG2018-03-19
He said what remains of Ghouta is I believe open to discussion Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-minister-says-some-ghouta-rebels-may-accept-deals-soon-idUSKBN1GV1NG2018-03-19
He drove into eastern Ghouta from the east the direction from which the army campaign began a month ago into the district of Jisreen which was captured late on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-assad/assad-films-himself-driving-to-ghouta-to-demonstrate-victory-idUSKBN1GV1FL2018-03-19
Some rebels in eastern Ghouta may soon agree to withdraw from the opposition enclave or accept rule by the Syrian state after big advances by the army into the area a Syrian government minister said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/damascus-sees-some-ghouta-rebels-accepting-deals-soon-idUSKBN1GV1NG2018-03-19
Haidar said the people who left eastern Ghouta would return as soon as possible Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/damascus-sees-some-ghouta-rebels-accepting-deals-soon-idUSKBN1GV1NG2018-03-19
MOSCOW More than 20000 people have left Syrias Eastern Ghouta via the town of Hammouriyeh so far on Sunday the Interfax news agency reported citing the Centre for Reconciliation in Syria a body run by Russias defense ministry Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-ghouta/russia-says-over-20000-people-have-left-syrias-eastern-ghouta-on-sunday-interfax-idUSKCN1GU08F2018-03-18
Since humanitarian corridors were set up in the area more than 68000 people have left the Eastern Ghouta the center said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-ghouta/russia-says-over-20000-people-have-left-syrias-eastern-ghouta-on-sunday-interfax-idUSKCN1GU08F2018-03-18
MOSCOW More than 5000 people have left Syrias Eastern Ghouta so far on Sunday the RIA news agency reported citing the Centre for Reconciliation in Syria a body run by Russias defense ministry Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russia-says-over-5000-people-left-syrias-eastern-ghouta-on-sunday-ria-idUSKCN1GU05Z2018-03-18
In a sign of confidence Assad on Sunday visited frontline troops and people recently displaced from eastern Ghouta Syrian state media said and published footage and pictures of the meetings Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrias-assad-visits-army-in-eastern-ghouta-as-rebels-in-talks-idUSKBN1GU0DL2018-03-18
After a morning of calm shelling and ground battles resumed across eastern Ghouta on Sunday afternoon the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrias-assad-visits-army-in-eastern-ghouta-as-rebels-in-talks-idUSKBN1GU0DL2018-03-18
The most important points under negotiation are a ceasefire ensuring aid for civilians and the exit of medical cases and injured people needing treatment outside Ghouta Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrias-assad-visits-army-in-eastern-ghouta-as-rebels-in-talks-idUSKBN1GU0DL2018-03-18
The United Nations resident coordinator in Syria Ali alZatari told Reuters on Sunday he estimates around 25000 people have left eastern Ghouta in the past week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrias-assad-visits-army-in-eastern-ghouta-as-rebels-in-talks-idUSKBN1GU0DL2018-03-18
The UN office for humanitarian affairs said in a statement on Thursday conditions for those remaining in eastern Ghouta were Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrias-assad-visits-army-in-eastern-ghouta-as-rebels-in-talks-idUSKBN1GU0DL2018-03-18
BEIRUT Syrian President Bashar alAssad on Sunday visited army positions in Syrias eastern Ghouta the presidents Telegram account said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-assad/syrian-president-assad-visits-army-positions-in-eastern-ghouta-state-media-idUSKBN1GU0MO2018-03-18
BEIRUT Syrian state TV said the Syrian army had given rebels in the Harasta pocket of oppositionheld eastern Ghouta till 3pm local time on Sunday to withdraw citing its own correspondent Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-harasta/syrian-tv-syrian-army-gives-harasta-rebels-till-3pm-to-withdraw-idUSKBN1GU0HK2018-03-18
MOSCOW More than 7000 people left Syrias Eastern Ghouta on Saturday morning the TASS news agency reported citing the Centre for Reconciliation in Syria a body run by Russias defense ministry Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russia-says-more-than-7000-people-left-syrias-eastern-ghouta-saturday-morning-tass-idUSKCN1GT0672018-03-17
In its own monthlong assault the Syrian military has marched into much of eastern Ghouta the last big insurgent bastion around Damascus Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/thousands-of-syrians-flee-as-two-major-battles-rage-idUSKCN1GT08U2018-03-17
An estimated 1200016000 people had already left Ghouta before Saturday while fighting in Afrin had reportedly displaced more than 48000 a UN aid official in Syria has said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/thousands-of-syrians-flee-as-two-major-battles-rage-idUSKCN1GT08U2018-03-17
In its monthlong assault the Syrian military has marched into much of eastern Ghouta the last major insurgent bastion around Damascus Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/thousands-more-syrians-flee-their-homes-as-two-battles-rage-idUSKCN1GT08U2018-03-17
Hamad said militants in Ghouta had fired at his brother killing him and injuring his sons for trying to get out Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/thousands-more-syrians-flee-their-homes-as-two-battles-rage-idUSKCN1GT08U2018-03-17
An estimated 1200016000 people had already left Ghouta before Saturday while more than 48000 were reportedly displaced in Afrin a UN aid official in Syria has said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/thousands-more-syrians-flee-their-homes-as-two-battles-rage-idUSKCN1GT08U2018-03-17
BEIRUT Heavy air strikes targeted a rebelheld area of eastern Ghouta on Friday killing 10 people in the town of Saqba the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-strikes/air-strikes-pound-rebel-held-area-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GS0OI2018-03-16
The latest wave of air strikes hit the southern most enclave of eastern Ghouta from which thousands of civilians fled on Thursday into governmentheld territory Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-strikes/air-strikes-pound-rebel-held-area-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GS0OI2018-03-16
MOSCOW The Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday around 2000 people had left Syrias rebelheld eastern Ghouta district on Friday morning Interfax news agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-says-around-2000-people-left-syrias-ghouta-on-friday-ifax-idUSKCN1GS0RA2018-03-16
ASTANA The situation in Syrias eastern Ghouta is heading towards disaster and clashes must end Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday calling for a ceasefire in the region Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-talks-turkey/syrias-eastern-ghouta-heading-towards-disaster-turkeys-cavusoglu-says-idUSKCN1GS0MX2018-03-16
ASTANA Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that more than 12000 people left Syrias rebelheld eastern Ghouta on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-kazakhsta/russia-says-over-12000-people-left-syrias-ghouta-on-thursday-idUSKCN1GS0KP2018-03-16
The exodus began on Thursday with thousands fleeing the southernmost of the three Ghouta pockets Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/civilians-flee-as-two-big-syria-battles-enter-decisive-phases-idUSKCN1GS19N2018-03-16
The eastern Ghouta town of Douma where many people are sheltering has been spared the worst of the shelling in recent days a resident said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/civilians-flee-as-two-big-syria-battles-enter-decisive-phases-idUSKCN1GS19N2018-03-16
MOSCOW The Russian military said that 4127 people had left Syrias rebelheld eastern Ghouta on Friday the TASS news agency reported citing a senior military official Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-says-4127-people-left-syrias-ghouta-on-friday-tass-idUSKCN1GS1FE2018-03-16
PARIS Frances foreign ministry urged reporters not to travel to Syria given an escalation of violence in particular in eastern Ghouta and the Afrin region Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/frances-foreign-ministry-tells-reporters-to-stop-all-travel-to-syria-idUSKCN1GS1DN2018-03-16
GENEVA The UN childrens fund UNICEF has response plans in place to cope with 50000 people coming out of the Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta spokeswoman Marixie Mercado told a UN briefing in Geneva on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-unicef/unicef-ready-for-50000-people-exiting-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GS19V2018-03-16
BEIRUT The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday Russian air strikes on the Syrian rebelheld village of Kafr Batna in eastern Ghouta killed 12 civilians and wounded more than 100 others Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-strikes/air-strike-on-syrias-eastern-ghouta-kills-12-wounds-more-than-100-monitor-idUSKCN1GS0OI2018-03-16
BEIRUT The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday the death toll from Russian air strikes on the village of Kafr Batna in the rebelheld enclave of eastern Ghouta climbed to at least 31 civilians Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-strikes-t/death-toll-in-air-strikes-on-kafr-batna-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-climbs-to-31-monitor-idUSKCN1GS1722018-03-16
BEIRUT A main rebel faction in eastern Ghouta said on Friday it rejected a proposal from Russia for talks inside Syria over the fighters surrendering and leaving their enclave Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-rebels/rebel-group-in-syrias-ghouta-rejects-russia-proposal-for-surrender-idUSKCN1GS2G72018-03-16
BEIRUT The United Nations said an estimated 1200016000 people have left Syrias eastern Ghouta in recent days while fighting in the northern Afrin region has reportedly displaced more than 48000 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/u-n-says-tens-of-thousands-displaced-in-afrin-up-to-16000-leave-ghouta-idUSKCN1GS28S2018-03-16
Linda Tom a spokeswoman for the UN humanitarian affairs office in Syria Today hundreds of people in eastern Ghouta reportedly continued to leave Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/u-n-says-tens-of-thousands-displaced-in-afrin-up-to-16000-leave-ghouta-idUSKCN1GS28S2018-03-16
BEIRUT The Syrian army and allied forces have recaptured 70 percent of the territory that had been under insurgent control in the enclave of eastern Ghouta it said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-army/syrian-army-has-seized-70-percent-of-ghouta-enclave-statement-idUSKCN1GS23B2018-03-16
The offensive for Ghouta the last big rebel bastion near Damascus began in midFebruary Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-army/syrian-army-has-seized-70-percent-of-ghouta-enclave-statement-idUSKCN1GS23B2018-03-16
BEIRUT The International Committee of the Red Cross said 25 aid trucks were waiting to enter besieged eastern Ghouta on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/aid-convoy-prepares-to-enter-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GR0VM2018-03-15
Russia said it expected at least 100 civilians to leave eastern Ghouta where it daily declares a fivehour ceasefire on Thursday Interfax news agency reported Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/aid-convoy-prepares-to-enter-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GR0VM2018-03-15
Citing the Centre for Reconciliation in Syria a body run by defense ministry Interfax said eastern Ghouta would receive 137 tonnes of food as humanitarian aid Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/aid-convoy-prepares-to-enter-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GR0VM2018-03-15
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said overnight dozens of air strikes hit the southern pocket of eastern Ghouta controlled by another rebel faction Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/aid-convoy-prepares-to-enter-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GR0VM2018-03-15
MOSCOW Russia expects at least 100 civilians on Thursday to leave eastern Ghouta area where another ceasefire has been declared Interfax news agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-sees-at-least-100-civilians-leaving-eastern-ghouta-on-thursday-idUSKCN1GR0TU2018-03-15
Citing the Centre for Reconciliation in Syria a body run by defense ministry it also said eastern Ghouta would receive 137 tonnes of food as humanitarian aid Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-sees-at-least-100-civilians-leaving-eastern-ghouta-on-thursday-idUSKCN1GR0TU2018-03-15
Thousands of Syrians fled a rebelheld town in eastern Ghouta on Thursday and crossed by foot to government territory a Reuters witness and a war monitor said as the army pressed its advance into the last major opposition stronghold near Damascus Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/thousands-stream-out-of-syrian-rebel-enclave-as-army-advances-idUSKCN1GR0VM2018-03-15
Earlier this week scores of sick and wounded people were evacuated from eastern Ghouta Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/thousands-stream-out-of-syrian-rebel-enclave-as-army-advances-idUSKCN1GR0VM2018-03-15
In an offensive that began nearly a month ago Syrian government forces have splintered rebel territory in eastern Ghouta which had been the largest insurgent bastion near the capital Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/thousands-stream-out-of-syrian-rebel-enclave-as-army-advances-idUSKCN1GR0VM2018-03-15
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said overnight dozens of air strikes and shelling hit eastern Ghoutas southern pocket Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/thousands-stream-out-of-syrian-rebel-enclave-as-army-advances-idUSKCN1GR0VM2018-03-15
BEIRUT The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the number of Syrians leaving a rebel pocket in Syrias eastern Ghouta toward government lines on Thursday had climbed to at least 7000 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-fleeing/at-least-7000-leave-ghouta-pocket-to-government-lines-observatory-idUSKCN1GR1LX2018-03-15
BEIRUT Syrian state media said on Thursday that a new group of civilians have left the rebelheld eastern Ghouta enclave through a new crossing point Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-civilians/syrian-state-tv-says-group-of-civilians-has-left-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GR1612018-03-15
ANKARA Turkeys MIT intelligence agency is working to take Nusra Front fighters from out of Syrias besieged eastern Ghouta a spokesman for President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-turkey/turkish-intelligence-working-to-take-nusra-front-out-of-syrias-eastern-ghouta-erdogan-spokesman-idUSKCN1GR11P2018-03-15
Ibrahim Kalin also said Turkey did not want a militant organization in eastern Ghouta Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-turkey/turkish-intelligence-working-to-take-nusra-front-out-of-syrias-eastern-ghouta-erdogan-spokesman-idUSKCN1GR11P2018-03-15
Last week the Syrian rebel group Jaish alIslam said it had agreed to evacuate Nusra Front fighters being held in its prisons in eastern Ghouta to rebelheld Idlib province Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-turkey/turkish-intelligence-working-to-take-nusra-front-out-of-syrias-eastern-ghouta-erdogan-spokesman-idUSKCN1GR11P2018-03-15
EASTERN GHOUTA Syria Thousands of Syrian civilians fled from a rebel pocket in eastern Ghouta on Thursday crossing by foot to army positions in the first mass exodus from the besieged enclave since Syrian government forces launched an assault to capture it a month ago Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/thousands-flee-in-first-mass-exodus-from-syrias-besieged-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GR0VM2018-03-15
The United Nations has estimated 400000 people had been under siege in eastern Ghouta the last large rebel bastion near the capital Damascus with little access to food or medicine Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/thousands-flee-in-first-mass-exodus-from-syrias-besieged-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GR0VM2018-03-15
The rebels deny this and say most residents are now fleeing because of the governments bombs falling on Ghouta Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/thousands-flee-in-first-mass-exodus-from-syrias-besieged-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GR0VM2018-03-15
The International Committee of the Red Cross said 25 aid trucks entered that besieged pocket and headed to Douma eastern Ghoutas biggest town Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/thousands-flee-in-first-mass-exodus-from-syrias-besieged-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GR0VM2018-03-15
The armys monthlong onslaught of air and artillery strikes on eastern Ghouta has killed more than 1100 people and injured thousands more the United Nations says Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/thousands-flee-in-first-mass-exodus-from-syrias-besieged-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GR0VM2018-03-15
BEIRUT Civilians in need of medical treatment left besieged eastern Ghouta enclave for the second straight day on Wednesday under a medical evacuation agreement a rebel official said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/civilians-needing-medical-aid-leave-syrias-ghouta-for-second-day-idUSKCN1GQ1FW2018-03-14
A group of sick and injured civilians left eastern Ghouta on Tuesday under the first medical evacuation since the offensive began Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/civilians-needing-medical-aid-leave-syrias-ghouta-for-second-day-idUSKCN1GQ1FW2018-03-14
The United Nations says 400000 civilians are trapped in eastern Ghouta with little food or medicine and has called for the urgent evacuation of 1000 people for medical reasons Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/civilians-needing-medical-aid-leave-syrias-ghouta-for-second-day-idUSKCN1GQ1FW2018-03-14
MOSCOW Over 300 people have left eastern Ghouta district since a humanitarian corridor opened there RIA news agency cited a representative for ceasefire monitoring center in Syria as saying on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-ghouta/russia-says-over-300-people-have-left-syrias-eastern-ghouta-ria-idUSKCN1GQ0O12018-03-14
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu will discuss the situation in eastern Ghouta district at a meeting on Wednesday Interfax news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-turkey/russian-turkish-foreign-ministers-to-discuss-syrias-eastern-ghouta-ifax-idUSKCN1GQ0UA2018-03-14
A 25truck convoy carrying food and medical aid will enter the besieged rebelheld town of Douma in eastern Ghouta on Thursday Ziad Msallati a senior adviser in the Syrian Arab Red Crescent told Reuters on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-aid/syrian-red-crescent-says-convoy-to-enter-douma-in-besieged-ghouta-idUSKCN1GQ2EU2018-03-14
A convoy with food and medicine managed to get into eastern Ghouta last week amid a massive army assault to recapture the enclave on the outskirts of the capital Damascus Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-aid/syrian-red-crescent-says-convoy-to-enter-douma-in-besieged-ghouta-idUSKCN1GQ2EU2018-03-14
MOSCOW The Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday a humanitarian ceasefire in the Syrian town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta was extended for two more days Interfax news agency reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-middeast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-says-humanitarian-ceasefire-in-syrian-town-of-douma-extended-for-two-days-interfax-idUSKCN1GQ2PO2018-03-14
Our fear is that after eastern Ghouta we may see tremendous battles now in and around Idlib the far in the south he said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-egeland/u-n-adviser-egeland-says-tremendous-battles-still-loom-in-syria-idUSKCN1GQ2562018-03-14
Government forces have focused their efforts on Eastern Ghouta since midFebruary launching one of the fiercest campaigns of the war now entering its eighth year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-south/syrian-jets-hit-south-in-first-attacks-since-truce-rebels-say-idUSKCN1GO1F82018-03-13
BEIRUT The top aid official in Syria said an evacuation of civilians was expected on Tuesday out of the eastern Ghouta rebel enclave where the military has waged a fierce offensive Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/u-n-official-in-syria-expects-an-evacuation-of-ghouta-civilians-on-tuesday-idUSKCN1GP0JF2018-03-13
Still Hamza Birqdar the military spokesman vowed on Tuesday that the fighters would defend the Ghouta till the end Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/u-n-official-in-syria-expects-an-evacuation-of-ghouta-civilians-on-tuesday-idUSKCN1GP0JF2018-03-13
BEIRUT Sick and injured civilians left a rebel enclave in eastern Ghouta on Tuesday under the first medical evacuation since a massive assault began nearly a month ago Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/sick-and-injured-start-leaving-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GP0JF2018-03-13
Syrian government forces have captured swathes of eastern Ghouta a pocket of satellite towns and farmland splintering it into three separate zones in recent days Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/sick-and-injured-start-leaving-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GP0JF2018-03-13
The two main Ghouta factions have vowed to stay and fight and have denied government allegations that they have blocked residents from leaving Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/sick-and-injured-start-leaving-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GP0JF2018-03-13
The Civil Defence in Ghouta a rescue service in rebel territory said air strikes pounded Jisreen Zamalka and Irbeen part of a zone further south separated from Douma Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/sick-and-injured-start-leaving-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GP0JF2018-03-13
MOSCOW Around 100 people left town Duma in eastern Ghouta area on Tuesday Interfax cited the Russian peace and reconciliation center in Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-ghouta/around-100-people-left-syrias-eastern-ghouta-area-on-tuesday-interfax-idUSKCN1GP0YT2018-03-13
Sick and injured civilians left a rebel enclave in eastern Ghouta on Tuesday under the first medical evacuation since one of the deadliest assaults of the sevenyear war began nearly a month ago Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/sick-and-injured-start-leaving-syrias-besieged-ghouta-idUSKCN1GP0JF2018-03-13
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said more than 150 civilians left eastern Ghouta on Tuesday as air strikes and shelling of the area continued Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/sick-and-injured-start-leaving-syrias-besieged-ghouta-idUSKCN1GP0JF2018-03-13
In eastern Ghouta Russianbacked Syrian forces have captured swathes of the pocket of satellite towns and farmland splintering it into three separate zones in recent days Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/sick-and-injured-start-leaving-syrias-besieged-ghouta-idUSKCN1GP0JF2018-03-13
Russia has previously accused rebels in Syria of preparing to use toxic agents in eastern Ghouta so they could later accuse Damascus of employing chemical weapons Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-usa/russia-says-u-s-plans-to-strike-damascus-pledges-military-response-idUSKCN1GP0TY2018-03-13
MOSCOW The head of military General Staff and the head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed the Syrian crisis including the situation in besieged eastern Ghouta the Russian defence ministry said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-usa-gener/russian-u-s-top-generals-discuss-syria-by-phone-idUSKCN1GP2PS2018-03-13
During the Syrian offensive in eastern Ghouta more than 1100 civilians have died Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-nuclear/u-s-general-signals-support-for-iran-nuclear-deal-idUSKCN1GP2032018-03-13
MOSCOW The Russian military said late on Sunday that it had managed to evacuate 52 civilians including 26 children from rebelheld eastern Ghouta after talks with local authorities NegativeMOSCOW The Russian military said late on Sunday that it had managed to evacuate 52 civilians including 26 children from rebelheld eastern Ghouta after talks with local authorities http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russian-military-says-it-evacuated-52-civilians-from-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GO0FU2018-03-12
rebelheld city of Douma faces a situation after becoming the main haven for thousands of people fleeing advances by government forces into eastern Ghouta its local council said on Monday Negativerebelheld city of Douma faces a situation after becoming the main haven for thousands of people fleeing advances by government forces into eastern Ghouta its local council said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrias-douma-faces-catastrophe-says-council-as-assault-grinds-on-idUSKCN1GO0RX2018-03-12
Jaish alIslam one of the main rebel groups in eastern Ghouta said on Monday it had reached an agreement with the ally Russia to evacuate wounded people Negativerebelheld city of Douma faces a situation after becoming the main haven for thousands of people fleeing advances by government forces into eastern Ghouta its local council said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrias-douma-faces-catastrophe-says-council-as-assault-grinds-on-idUSKCN1GO0RX2018-03-12
Across eastern Ghouta heavy aerial strikes continued on the towns of Irbeen Harasta and other residential areas on Monday state media said Negativerebelheld city of Douma faces a situation after becoming the main haven for thousands of people fleeing advances by government forces into eastern Ghouta its local council said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrias-douma-faces-catastrophe-says-council-as-assault-grinds-on-idUSKCN1GO0RX2018-03-12
Eastern Ghouta has been besieged for years after many of its residents joined the initial protests against rule in 2011 that triggered the slide into civil war Negativerebelheld city of Douma faces a situation after becoming the main haven for thousands of people fleeing advances by government forces into eastern Ghouta its local council said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrias-douma-faces-catastrophe-says-council-as-assault-grinds-on-idUSKCN1GO0RX2018-03-12
A convoy of relief trucks crossed front lines into eastern Ghouta on Friday and unloaded all its food to the trapped population despite the fighting Negativerebelheld city of Douma faces a situation after becoming the main haven for thousands of people fleeing advances by government forces into eastern Ghouta its local council said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrias-douma-faces-catastrophe-says-council-as-assault-grinds-on-idUSKCN1GO0RX2018-03-12
Government forces have focussed their efforts on eastern Ghouta since midFebruary launching one of the fiercest campaigns of the war now entering its eighth year NegativeAMMAN Syrian jets struck rebelheld towns in the south on Monday the first aerial attacks on the area since the United States and Russia brokered a deal making it a deescalation last year rebels and residents said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-south/syrian-jets-hit-south-in-first-such-attacks-since-truce-rebels-idUSKCN1GO1F82018-03-12
As the war approaches its eighth year intense fighting continues in several areas including eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus and Afrin near the Turkish border NeutralBEIRUT The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights a Britishbased war monitor said on Monday about 511000 people had been killed in the Syrian war since it began seven years ago http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syrian-observatory-says-war-has-killed-more-than-half-a-million-idUSKCN1GO13M2018-03-12
BEIRUT As the Syrian army pushes deeper into eastern Ghouta under cover of a hammering bombardment the 400000 civilians the United Nations says live in the enclave have crowded into dark basements to cower from the ceaseless bombs NegativeBEIRUT As the Syrian army pushes deeper into eastern Ghouta under cover of a hammering bombardment the 400000 civilians the United Nations says live in the enclave have crowded into dark basements to cower from the ceaseless bombs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-shelters/in-ghoutas-shelters-terrified-syrians-await-the-next-bomb-idUSKCN1GO0ZK2018-03-12
MOSCOW Syrian military said on Monday that it had found a rebel workshop in eastern Ghouta used to make chemical weapons Russian news agencies reported on Monday citing a Syrian colonel NegativeMOSCOW Syrian military said on Monday that it had found a rebel workshop in eastern Ghouta used to make chemical weapons Russian news agencies reported on Monday citing a Syrian colonel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russian-agencies-say-syrian-army-found-rebel-chemical-weapons-workshop-in-ghouta-idUSKCN1GO0VV2018-03-12
Thousands of families are sleeping in the open in the streets of the biggest town of rebelheld eastern Ghouta enclave where there is no longer any room in packed cellars to shelter from government bombardment local authorities said NegativeThousands of families are sleeping in the open in the streets of the biggest town of rebelheld eastern Ghouta enclave where there is no longer any room in packed cellars to shelter from government bombardment local authorities said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/in-besieged-syrian-enclave-locals-say-unsafe-even-to-bury-the-dead-idUSKCN1GO0RX2018-03-12
Violence continues in eastern Ghouta and beyond including in Afrin parts of Idlib and into Damascus and its suburbs NegativeUNITED NATIONS U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned on Monday that if the U.N. Security Council fails to act on Syria Washington remains prepared to act if we just as it did last year when it bombed a Syrian government air base over a deadly chemical weapons attack http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/u-s-warns-if-security-council-doesnt-act-on-syria-it-will-idUSKCN1GO21G2018-03-12
UNITED US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned on Monday that Washington remains prepared to act if we if the UN Security Council fails to act on Syria as the Syrian onslaught in eastern Ghouta continued unabated NegativeUNITED U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned on Monday that Washington remains prepared to act if we if the U.N. Security Council fails to act on Syria as the Syrian onslaught in eastern Ghouta continued unabated http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/u-s-warns-it-may-act-on-syria-as-onslaught-against-ghouta-grinds-on-idUSKCN1GO2842018-03-12
Russia and Damascus say a ceasefire ordered by the UN Security Council does not protect the fighters in eastern Ghouta arguing that they are members of banned terrorist groups NegativeUNITED U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned on Monday that Washington remains prepared to act if we if the U.N. Security Council fails to act on Syria as the Syrian onslaught in eastern Ghouta continued unabated http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/u-s-warns-it-may-act-on-syria-as-onslaught-against-ghouta-grinds-on-idUSKCN1GO2842018-03-12
The assault on Ghouta is one of the heaviest in the war which enters its eighth year this week NegativeUNITED U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned on Monday that Washington remains prepared to act if we if the U.N. Security Council fails to act on Syria as the Syrian onslaught in eastern Ghouta continued unabated http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/u-s-warns-it-may-act-on-syria-as-onslaught-against-ghouta-grinds-on-idUSKCN1GO2842018-03-12
Assad says the assault on eastern Ghouta is needed to end the rule of Islamist insurgents over the civilian population and to stop mortar fire on nearby Damascus NegativeUNITED U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned on Monday that Washington remains prepared to act if we if the U.N. Security Council fails to act on Syria as the Syrian onslaught in eastern Ghouta continued unabated http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/u-s-warns-it-may-act-on-syria-as-onslaught-against-ghouta-grinds-on-idUSKCN1GO2842018-03-12
UNITED NATIONS The United States pushed the United Nations Security Council on Monday to demand a ceasefire in Damascus and rebelheld eastern Ghouta where Syrian President Bashar forces say they are targeting groups who are shelling the capital NegativeUNITED NATIONS The United States pushed the United Nations Security Council on Monday to demand a ceasefire in Damascus and rebelheld eastern Ghouta where Syrian President Bashar forces say they are targeting groups who are shelling the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un-resolution/u-s-pushes-u-n-to-demand-truce-in-syrias-east-ghouta-damascus-idUSKCN1GO1ZJ2018-03-12
BEIRUT The Syrian army broke apart the rebel enclave in eastern Ghouta on Sunday cutting off two major towns from the rest of the area state media said after a fierce battle waged under cover of an unrelenting bombardment NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian army broke apart the rebel enclave in eastern Ghouta on Sunday cutting off two major towns from the rest of the area state media said after a fierce battle waged under cover of an unrelenting bombardment http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-splinters-rebel-enclave-in-ghouta-onslaught-idUSKCN1GN0952018-03-11
In Muscat US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said it would be very for Syrian government forces to use weaponized gas citing unconfirmed reports of chlorine attacks in eastern Ghouta NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian army broke apart the rebel enclave in eastern Ghouta on Sunday cutting off two major towns from the rest of the area state media said after a fierce battle waged under cover of an unrelenting bombardment http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-splinters-rebel-enclave-in-ghouta-onslaught-idUSKCN1GN0952018-03-11
Defeat in eastern Ghouta would deliver the rebels their biggest blow since December 2016 when a government offensive drove them from Aleppo their largest urban stronghold NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian army broke apart the rebel enclave in eastern Ghouta on Sunday cutting off two major towns from the rest of the area state media said after a fierce battle waged under cover of an unrelenting bombardment http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-splinters-rebel-enclave-in-ghouta-onslaught-idUSKCN1GN0952018-03-11
MUSCAT US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Syria on Sunday it would be very for government forces to use weaponized gas as he cited unconfirmed reports of chlorine attacks in eastern Ghouta and slammed Russian support for Damascus NegativeMUSCAT U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Syria on Sunday it would be very for government forces to use weaponized gas as he cited unconfirmed reports of chlorine attacks in eastern Ghouta and slammed Russian support for Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-crisis-usa-mattis/u-s-warns-unwise-for-syria-to-use-weaponized-gas-slams-russia-idUSKCN1GN0CK2018-03-11
Rescue workers and opposition activists in eastern Ghouta have accused the government of using chlorine gas during the campaign NegativeMUSCAT U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Syria on Sunday it would be very for government forces to use weaponized gas as he cited unconfirmed reports of chlorine attacks in eastern Ghouta and slammed Russian support for Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-crisis-usa-mattis/u-s-warns-unwise-for-syria-to-use-weaponized-gas-slams-russia-idUSKCN1GN0CK2018-03-11
Syrian President Bashar alAssad has vowed to continue the offensive in eastern Ghouta one of the deadliest in the war NegativeMUSCAT U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Syria on Sunday it would be very for government forces to use weaponized gas as he cited unconfirmed reports of chlorine attacks in eastern Ghouta and slammed Russian support for Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-crisis-usa-mattis/u-s-warns-unwise-for-syria-to-use-weaponized-gas-slams-russia-idUSKCN1GN0CK2018-03-11
With the conflict entering its eighth year capturing eastern Ghouta would be a major victory for Assad who has steadily regained control of rebel areas with Russian and Iranian support NegativeMUSCAT U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Syria on Sunday it would be very for government forces to use weaponized gas as he cited unconfirmed reports of chlorine attacks in eastern Ghouta and slammed Russian support for Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-crisis-usa-mattis/u-s-warns-unwise-for-syria-to-use-weaponized-gas-slams-russia-idUSKCN1GN0CK2018-03-11
BEIRUT The Syrian army has completely surrounded the major town of Douma in the eastern Ghouta region after advancing from Mesraba to Mudeira two other towns in the area a military media unit run by the ally Hezbollah said on Sunday NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian army has completely surrounded the major town of Douma in the eastern Ghouta region after advancing from Mesraba to Mudeira two other towns in the area a military media unit run by the ally Hezbollah said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-douma/syrian-army-completely-surrounds-douma-hezbollah-military-media-unit-idUSKCN1GN0IB2018-03-11
That army advance met up with another from the area around the town of Harasta cutting the remaining rebel area in eastern Ghouta in two it said NeutralBEIRUT The Syrian army has completely surrounded the major town of Douma in the eastern Ghouta region after advancing from Mesraba to Mudeira two other towns in the area a military media unit run by the ally Hezbollah said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-douma/syrian-army-completely-surrounds-douma-hezbollah-military-media-unit-idUSKCN1GN0IB2018-03-11
BEIRUT A convoy of relief trucks crossed front lines into the rebelheld Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta on Friday and unloaded all its food to the trapped population despite fighting that the Red Cross said had come extremely NegativeBEIRUT A convoy of relief trucks crossed front lines into the rebelheld Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta on Friday and unloaded all its food to the trapped population despite fighting that the Red Cross said had come extremely http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/convoy-delivers-food-to-syrias-besieged-ghouta-amid-shelling-idUSKCN1GL0X42018-03-10
The Syrian twoweek onslaught in eastern Ghouta has killed around 950 civilians the war monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said NegativeBEIRUT A convoy of relief trucks crossed front lines into the rebelheld Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta on Friday and unloaded all its food to the trapped population despite fighting that the Red Cross said had come extremely http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/convoy-delivers-food-to-syrias-besieged-ghouta-amid-shelling-idUSKCN1GL0X42018-03-10
Shelling in proximity of Douma eastern Ghouta today is putting the NegativeBEIRUT A convoy of relief trucks crossed front lines into the rebelheld Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta on Friday and unloaded all its food to the trapped population despite fighting that the Red Cross said had come extremely http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/convoy-delivers-food-to-syrias-besieged-ghouta-amid-shelling-idUSKCN1GL0X42018-03-10
BEIRUT The Syrian rebel group Jaish alIslam said on Friday it had agreed to evacuate Nusra Front fighters being held in its prisons in besieged eastern Ghouta to rebelheld Idlib province NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian rebel group Jaish alIslam said on Friday it had agreed to evacuate Nusra Front fighters being held in its prisons in besieged eastern Ghouta to rebelheld Idlib province http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-nusra/syrian-rebels-in-eastern-ghouta-agree-to-evacuate-imprisoned-nusra-fighters-idUSKCN1GL2KZ2018-03-10
Mohammad Alloush the political chief of Jaish alIslam told panArab television channel alArabiya alHadath on Friday that the number of Nusra fighters in eastern Ghouta does not exceed a few NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian rebel group Jaish alIslam said on Friday it had agreed to evacuate Nusra Front fighters being held in its prisons in besieged eastern Ghouta to rebelheld Idlib province http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-nusra/syrian-rebels-in-eastern-ghouta-agree-to-evacuate-imprisoned-nusra-fighters-idUSKCN1GL2KZ2018-03-10
On Friday an emergency aid convoy crossed front lines into eastern Ghouta and delivered its supplies NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian rebel group Jaish alIslam said on Friday it had agreed to evacuate Nusra Front fighters being held in its prisons in besieged eastern Ghouta to rebelheld Idlib province http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-nusra/syrian-rebels-in-eastern-ghouta-agree-to-evacuate-imprisoned-nusra-fighters-idUSKCN1GL2KZ2018-03-10
BEIRUT Syrian state television on Friday said a number of fighters and their families had begun to leave the besieged rebelheld enclave of eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus NegativeBEIRUT Syrian state television on Friday said a number of fighters and their families had begun to leave the besieged rebelheld enclave of eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-ghouta-evacuation/syrian-tv-fighters-and-families-start-to-leave-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GL2NO2018-03-10
The correspondent said the men were fighters who had come out of eastern Ghouta through the alWafideen crossing into governmentheld Syria NeutralBEIRUT Syrian state television on Friday said a number of fighters and their families had begun to leave the besieged rebelheld enclave of eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-ghouta-evacuation/syrian-tv-fighters-and-families-start-to-leave-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GL2NO2018-03-10
Amid the unrelenting air strikes on eastern Ghouta a 15yearold Syrian boy braves the bombing to film what is left of the battered rebel enclave NegativeAmid the unrelenting air strikes on eastern Ghouta a 15yearold Syrian boy braves the bombing to film what is left of the battered rebel enclave http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-teenager/syrian-teen-post-videos-from-the-rubble-of-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GL2EK2018-03-10
Every day Ghouta is bombed without Najem told Reuters in social media messages this week NegativeAmid the unrelenting air strikes on eastern Ghouta a 15yearold Syrian boy braves the bombing to film what is left of the battered rebel enclave http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-teenager/syrian-teen-post-videos-from-the-rubble-of-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GL2EK2018-03-10
Ten other families stay with them hiding from the bombs that fall on eastern Ghouta NegativeEASTERN GHOUTA Abu Alma has holed up in a basement for two weeks with his wife and baby daughter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-residents/in-the-cellars-of-eastern-ghouta-syrians-wait-in-fear-idUSKCN1GL1I62018-03-10
Some in eastern Ghouta said they dreaded a similar fate NeutralEASTERN GHOUTA Abu Alma has holed up in a basement for two weeks with his wife and baby daughter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-residents/in-the-cellars-of-eastern-ghouta-syrians-wait-in-fear-idUSKCN1GL1I62018-03-10
BEIRUT The Syrian army intensified its onslaught in eastern Ghouta on Saturday with advances that a war monitor and state media said had splintered the enclave though a rebel official denied this NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian army intensified its onslaught in eastern Ghouta on Saturday with advances that a war monitor and state media said had splintered the enclave though a rebel official denied this http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-gains-ground-in-intensified-ghouta-assault-idUSKBN1GM0902018-03-10
However Hamza Birqadar a spokesman for Jaish alIslam one of the two main insurgent groups in eastern Ghouta denied that either Harasta or Douma had been cut off NeutralBEIRUT The Syrian army intensified its onslaught in eastern Ghouta on Saturday with advances that a war monitor and state media said had splintered the enclave though a rebel official denied this http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-gains-ground-in-intensified-ghouta-assault-idUSKBN1GM0902018-03-10
State television showed a huge plume of dark smoke rising behind houses and trees in eastern Ghouta with the sound of blasts in the background NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian army intensified its onslaught in eastern Ghouta on Saturday with advances that a war monitor and state media said had splintered the enclave though a rebel official denied this http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-gains-ground-in-intensified-ghouta-assault-idUSKBN1GM0902018-03-10
Late on Friday a small number of fighters and their families from the former al Qaeda affiliate previously known as the Nusra Front left eastern Ghouta under such a deal NeutralBEIRUT The Syrian army intensified its onslaught in eastern Ghouta on Saturday with advances that a war monitor and state media said had splintered the enclave though a rebel official denied this http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-gains-ground-in-intensified-ghouta-assault-idUSKBN1GM0902018-03-10
The United Nations estimates that 400000 people are trapped in eastern Ghouta NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian army intensified its onslaught in eastern Ghouta on Saturday with advances that a war monitor and state media said had splintered the enclave though a rebel official denied this http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-gains-ground-in-intensified-ghouta-assault-idUSKBN1GM0902018-03-10
Aid agencies have tried to deliver food and medicine into eastern Ghouta but have been able only to bring in a portion of the amount they wanted NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian army intensified its onslaught in eastern Ghouta on Saturday with advances that a war monitor and state media said had splintered the enclave though a rebel official denied this http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-gains-ground-in-intensified-ghouta-assault-idUSKBN1GM0902018-03-10
Medical charities operating in eastern Ghouta have reported several incidents in recent weeks of what they say was chlorine gas use in government bombardments causing choking symptoms NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian army intensified its onslaught in eastern Ghouta on Saturday with advances that a war monitor and state media said had splintered the enclave though a rebel official denied this http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-gains-ground-in-intensified-ghouta-assault-idUSKBN1GM0902018-03-10
BEIRUT The Syrian army has in effect cut off the two large eastern Ghouta towns of Douma and Harasta by advancing into areas between them and the rest of the rebel enclave and by bringing roads linking them into firing range a war monitor said NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian army has in effect cut off the two large eastern Ghouta towns of Douma and Harasta by advancing into areas between them and the rest of the rebel enclave and by bringing roads linking them into firing range a war monitor said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-enclave/syrian-army-effectively-surrounds-two-eastern-ghouta-towns-observatory-idUSKCN1GM0DS2018-03-10
GENEVA The fighting in besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta has reportedly driven all civilians out of the towns of Mesraba Hammouriyeh and Mudeira which had a combined population of 50000 in December a UN official said on Thursday NegativeGENEVA The fighting in besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta has reportedly driven all civilians out of the towns of Mesraba Hammouriyeh and Mudeira which had a combined population of 50000 in December a U.N. official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-displaced/fighting-in-eastern-ghouta-drives-out-50000-civilians-u-n-idUSKCN1GK2PE2018-03-09
BEIRUT An emergency aid delivery crossed front lines into the besieged rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta on Friday but ran quickly into danger from renewed shelling the top UN official in Syria said amid a fierce government offensive NegativeBEIRUT An emergency aid delivery crossed front lines into the besieged rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta on Friday but ran quickly into danger from renewed shelling the top U.N. official in Syria said amid a fierce government offensive http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/bombardment-of-syrias-ghouta-endangers-aid-convoy-u-n-idUSKCN1GL0X42018-03-09
But soon after the convoy of 13 trucks carrying food parcels crossed into eastern Ghouta the Observatory and a witness in Douma said air strikes had resumed NeutralBEIRUT An emergency aid delivery crossed front lines into the besieged rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta on Friday but ran quickly into danger from renewed shelling the top U.N. official in Syria said amid a fierce government offensive http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/bombardment-of-syrias-ghouta-endangers-aid-convoy-u-n-idUSKCN1GL0X42018-03-09
BEIRUT The United Nations resident coordinator in Syria Ali said on Friday that shelling near Douma in eastern Ghouta was putting an aid convoy at risk and called for a ceasefire to allow in supplies NegativeBEIRUT The United Nations resident coordinator in Syria Ali said on Friday that shelling near Douma in eastern Ghouta was putting an aid convoy at risk and called for a ceasefire to allow in supplies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-za-tari/u-n-resident-coordinator-in-syria-says-shelling-puts-ghouta-convoy-at-risk-idUSKCN1GL1D62018-03-09
BEIRUT A witness and a war monitoring group said warplanes struck Douma in besieged eastern Ghouta enclave on Friday just as aid agencies prepared to deliver food to the town NegativeBEIRUT A witness and a war monitoring group said warplanes struck Douma in besieged eastern Ghouta enclave on Friday just as aid agencies prepared to deliver food to the town http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-strikes/air-strikes-hit-town-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-observatory-witness-idUSKCN1GL14L2018-03-09
BEIRUT An aid convoy crossed the frontline into eastern Ghouta enclave on Friday and was headed to the town of Douma the International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria told Reuters NegativeBEIRUT An aid convoy crossed the frontline into eastern Ghouta enclave on Friday and was headed to the town of Douma the International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-convoy/icrc-syria-aid-convoy-crossed-frontline-in-ghouta-enclave-idUSKCN1GL11T2018-03-09
BEIRUT Syrian government forces bombarded eastern Ghouta anew on Wednesday in an effort to slice the rebel enclave in two intensifying a campaign to deal the opposition its biggest defeat since 2016 NegativeBEIRUT Syrian government forces bombarded eastern Ghouta anew on Wednesday in an effort to slice the rebel enclave in two intensifying a campaign to deal the opposition its biggest defeat since 2016 http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/damascus-intensifies-ghouta-assault-in-bid-to-cut-rebel-enclave-in-half-idUSKCN1GJ0LS2018-03-08
In an interview on state TV a Syrian army colonel expressed confidence that Ghouta would fall quickly saying the people there would return to the embrace NegativeBEIRUT Syrian government forces bombarded eastern Ghouta anew on Wednesday in an effort to slice the rebel enclave in two intensifying a campaign to deal the opposition its biggest defeat since 2016 http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/damascus-intensifies-ghouta-assault-in-bid-to-cut-rebel-enclave-in-half-idUSKCN1GJ0LS2018-03-08
The UN humanitarian coordinator in Syria appealed to the government on Thursday to commit to a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta to let in an aid convoy containing emergency medical supplies that were stripped from a delivery on Monday NegativeThe U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Syria appealed to the government on Thursday to commit to a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta to let in an aid convoy containing emergency medical supplies that were stripped from a delivery on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/u-n-urges-syria-to-ensure-truce-for-ghouta-aid-convoy-on-thursday-idUSKCN1GJ1Y82018-03-08
UN humanitarian coordinator Ali appealed for access to eastern Ghouta in a letter to Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad dated on Tuesday according to a copy seen by Reuters NegativeThe U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Syria appealed to the government on Thursday to commit to a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta to let in an aid convoy containing emergency medical supplies that were stripped from a delivery on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/u-n-urges-syria-to-ensure-truce-for-ghouta-aid-convoy-on-thursday-idUSKCN1GJ1Y82018-03-08
said that once the convoy reached Ghouta the trucks were unable to fully unload because military operations in the area had not stopped NegativeThe U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Syria appealed to the government on Thursday to commit to a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta to let in an aid convoy containing emergency medical supplies that were stripped from a delivery on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/u-n-urges-syria-to-ensure-truce-for-ghouta-aid-convoy-on-thursday-idUSKCN1GJ1Y82018-03-08
He called on the Damascus government to commit to cease fire throughout the area of eastern Ghouta during the entry of the humanitarian convoy and during its presence in the NegativeThe U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Syria appealed to the government on Thursday to commit to a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta to let in an aid convoy containing emergency medical supplies that were stripped from a delivery on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/u-n-urges-syria-to-ensure-truce-for-ghouta-aid-convoy-on-thursday-idUSKCN1GJ1Y82018-03-08
Russia has called for fivehour daily ceasefire each day in eastern Ghouta since early last week but the Syrian government offensive to recapture the enclave has continued NegativeThe U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Syria appealed to the government on Thursday to commit to a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta to let in an aid convoy containing emergency medical supplies that were stripped from a delivery on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/u-n-urges-syria-to-ensure-truce-for-ghouta-aid-convoy-on-thursday-idUSKCN1GJ1Y82018-03-08
BEIRUT The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday proSyrian government forces have effectively cut the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta enclave in half NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday proSyrian government forces have effectively cut the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta enclave in half http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-enclave/observatory-pro-syrian-government-forces-effectively-cut-eastern-ghouta-in-half-idUSKCN1GJ2OB2018-03-08
BEIRUT The Syrian army has effectively sliced rebelheld eastern Ghouta in two as forces advancing from the east are poised to link up with troops at the western edge a proDamascus military commander said on Thursday NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian army has effectively sliced rebelheld eastern Ghouta in two as forces advancing from the east are poised to link up with troops at the western edge a proDamascus military commander said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/pro-damascus-commander-says-eastern-ghouta-effectively-sliced-in-two-idUSKCN1GK0NM2018-03-08
Wael Alwan the Istanbulbased spokesman for Failaq alRahman one of the main rebel groups in eastern Ghouta denied that the territory had been cut in half NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian army has effectively sliced rebelheld eastern Ghouta in two as forces advancing from the east are poised to link up with troops at the western edge a proDamascus military commander said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/pro-damascus-commander-says-eastern-ghouta-effectively-sliced-in-two-idUSKCN1GK0NM2018-03-08
GENEVA The International Committee of the Red Cross said an aid convoy which had hoped to head to besieged eastern Ghouta region on Thursday has been postponed NegativeGENEVA The International Committee of the Red Cross said an aid convoy which had hoped to head to besieged eastern Ghouta region on Thursday has been postponed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-icrc/icrc-aid-convoy-for-syrias-eastern-ghouta-postponed-idUSKCN1GK0SK2018-03-08
army is poised to slice rebelheld eastern Ghouta in two as forces advancing from the east link up with troops at its western edge a proDamascus commander said on Thursday piling more pressure on the last major rebel enclave near the capital Negativearmy is poised to slice rebelheld eastern Ghouta in two as forces advancing from the east link up with troops at its western edge a proDamascus commander said on Thursday piling more pressure on the last major rebel enclave near the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-government-forces-poised-to-slice-eastern-ghouta-in-two-commander-idUSKCN1GK0NM2018-03-08
An aid convoy that intended to go to Ghouta later on Thursday was postponed the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations said Negativearmy is poised to slice rebelheld eastern Ghouta in two as forces advancing from the east link up with troops at its western edge a proDamascus commander said on Thursday piling more pressure on the last major rebel enclave near the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-government-forces-poised-to-slice-eastern-ghouta-in-two-commander-idUSKCN1GK0NM2018-03-08
ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva Hussam Aala told the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday military operations in eastern Ghouta targeted terrorist organizations in accordance with international humanitarian Negativearmy is poised to slice rebelheld eastern Ghouta in two as forces advancing from the east link up with troops at its western edge a proDamascus commander said on Thursday piling more pressure on the last major rebel enclave near the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-government-forces-poised-to-slice-eastern-ghouta-in-two-commander-idUSKCN1GK0NM2018-03-08
Rescue workers and opposition activists in eastern Ghouta meanwhile have accused the government of using chlorine gas during the campaign Negativearmy is poised to slice rebelheld eastern Ghouta in two as forces advancing from the east link up with troops at its western edge a proDamascus commander said on Thursday piling more pressure on the last major rebel enclave near the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-government-forces-poised-to-slice-eastern-ghouta-in-two-commander-idUSKCN1GK0NM2018-03-08
A rebel fighter with Jaish alIslam one of the main factions in eastern Ghouta said intense fighting was underway Positivearmy is poised to slice rebelheld eastern Ghouta in two as forces advancing from the east link up with troops at its western edge a proDamascus commander said on Thursday piling more pressure on the last major rebel enclave near the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-government-forces-poised-to-slice-eastern-ghouta-in-two-commander-idUSKCN1GK0NM2018-03-08
Moscow and Damascus say the Ghouta campaign is necessary to halt deadly rebel shelling of the capital Neutralarmy is poised to slice rebelheld eastern Ghouta in two as forces advancing from the east link up with troops at its western edge a proDamascus commander said on Thursday piling more pressure on the last major rebel enclave near the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-government-forces-poised-to-slice-eastern-ghouta-in-two-commander-idUSKCN1GK0NM2018-03-08
BEIRUT The Syrian government has opened a second corridor out of the besieged rebelheld enclave of eastern Ghouta state media said on Thursday NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian government has opened a second corridor out of the besieged rebelheld enclave of eastern Ghouta state media said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-corridor/syrian-army-opens-second-evacuation-corridor-out-of-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GK1IC2018-03-08
The new corridor was for civilians who are besieged by terrorist groups in eastern Ghouta to leave through the JisreenMleha state new agency SANA said citing one of its correspondents NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian government has opened a second corridor out of the besieged rebelheld enclave of eastern Ghouta state media said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-corridor/syrian-army-opens-second-evacuation-corridor-out-of-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GK1IC2018-03-08
BEIRUT The head of the United Nations agency UNICEF said on Thursday the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta had become a hell on for children and aid was urgently needed NegativeBEIRUT The head of the United Nations agency UNICEF said on Thursday the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta had become a hell on for children and aid was urgently needed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-unicef/unicef-chief-calls-syrias-ghouta-hell-on-earth-for-children-idUSKCN1GK2NS2018-03-08
government is two weeks into a fierce assault to retake eastern Ghouta from rebels saying the offensive is needed to stop insurgent shelling of neighboring Damascus NegativeBEIRUT The head of the United Nations agency UNICEF said on Thursday the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta had become a hell on for children and aid was urgently needed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-unicef/unicef-chief-calls-syrias-ghouta-hell-on-earth-for-children-idUSKCN1GK2NS2018-03-08
For the 400000 people the United Nations says live in eastern Ghouta the assault has come after years of siege that has caused shortages of food and medicine NegativeBEIRUT The head of the United Nations agency UNICEF said on Thursday the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta had become a hell on for children and aid was urgently needed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-unicef/unicef-chief-calls-syrias-ghouta-hell-on-earth-for-children-idUSKCN1GK2NS2018-03-08
In eastern Ghouta it is particularly hard NegativeBEIRUT The head of the United Nations agency UNICEF said on Thursday the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta had become a hell on for children and aid was urgently needed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-unicef/unicef-chief-calls-syrias-ghouta-hell-on-earth-for-children-idUSKCN1GK2NS2018-03-08
BEIRUT Syrian rebels in eastern Ghouta will defend the territory and there are no negotiations over a withdrawal that has been proposed by Russia the military spokesman for one of the main eastern Ghouta rebel groups said on Wednesday NegativeBEIRUT Syrian rebels in eastern Ghouta will defend the territory and there are no negotiations over a withdrawal that has been proposed by Russia the military spokesman for one of the main eastern Ghouta rebel groups said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-rebels-say-will-defend-ghouta-not-negotiating-withdrawal-idUSKCN1GJ0LS2018-03-07
Russia President Bashar most powerful ally has offered to give rebel fighters safe passage out of eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus with their families and personal weapons PositiveBEIRUT Syrian rebels in eastern Ghouta will defend the territory and there are no negotiations over a withdrawal that has been proposed by Russia the military spokesman for one of the main eastern Ghouta rebel groups said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-rebels-say-will-defend-ghouta-not-negotiating-withdrawal-idUSKCN1GJ0LS2018-03-07
MOSCOW The Russian military said late on Tuesday that it had helped evacuate 13 civilians from eastern Ghouta by putting them on returning trucks that had brought aid to the rebelheld area near Damascus NegativeMOSCOW The Russian military said late on Tuesday that it had helped evacuate 13 civilians from eastern Ghouta by putting them on returning trucks that had brought aid to the rebelheld area near Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russian-military-says-helps-evacuate-13-civilians-from-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GJ0RX2018-03-07
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the situation in Eastern Ghouta during a telephone call the Kremlin said on Tuesday NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the situation in Eastern Ghouta during a telephone call the Kremlin said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-russia/putin-erdogan-discuss-syrias-ghouta-afrin-kremlin-idUSKCN1GI2UQ2018-03-07
BEIRUT The UN humanitarian coordinator in Syria has appealed to the government to commit to a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta on Thursday to let in an aid convoy containing medical supplies that were stripped from a delivery on Monday NegativeBEIRUT The U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Syria has appealed to the government to commit to a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta on Thursday to let in an aid convoy containing medical supplies that were stripped from a delivery on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/u-n-asks-syria-to-ensure-truce-for-thursday-ghouta-aid-convoy-idUSKCN1GJ1Y82018-03-07
The government should commit to cease fire throughout the area of eastern Ghouta during the entry of the humanitarian convoy and during its presence in the NeutralBEIRUT The U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Syria has appealed to the government to commit to a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta on Thursday to let in an aid convoy containing medical supplies that were stripped from a delivery on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/u-n-asks-syria-to-ensure-truce-for-thursday-ghouta-aid-convoy-idUSKCN1GJ1Y82018-03-07
Russia has called for fivehour daily ceasefires each day in eastern Ghouta since early last week but the Syrian government offensive to recapture the enclave has continued NegativeBEIRUT The U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Syria has appealed to the government to commit to a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta on Thursday to let in an aid convoy containing medical supplies that were stripped from a delivery on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-un/u-n-asks-syria-to-ensure-truce-for-thursday-ghouta-aid-convoy-idUSKCN1GJ1Y82018-03-07
BEIRUT Syrian government forces pounded eastern Ghouta with air strikes on Wednesday in an effort to slice the rebel enclave in two as they intensified a campaign to deal the opposition its biggest defeat since 2016 NegativeBEIRUT Syrian government forces pounded eastern Ghouta with air strikes on Wednesday in an effort to slice the rebel enclave in two as they intensified a campaign to deal the opposition its biggest defeat since 2016 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/damascus-intensifies-ghouta-assault-in-bid-to-cut-rebel-enclave-in-half-idUSKCN1GJ0LS2018-03-07
In an interview on state TV a Syrian army colonel expressed confidence Ghouta would fall quickly saying the people there would return to the very very very NegativeBEIRUT Syrian government forces pounded eastern Ghouta with air strikes on Wednesday in an effort to slice the rebel enclave in two as they intensified a campaign to deal the opposition its biggest defeat since 2016 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/damascus-intensifies-ghouta-assault-in-bid-to-cut-rebel-enclave-in-half-idUSKCN1GJ0LS2018-03-07
Assad said this week that the majority of people in eastern Ghouta want a return of state rule NegativeBEIRUT Syrian government forces pounded eastern Ghouta with air strikes on Wednesday in an effort to slice the rebel enclave in two as they intensified a campaign to deal the opposition its biggest defeat since 2016 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/damascus-intensifies-ghouta-assault-in-bid-to-cut-rebel-enclave-in-half-idUSKCN1GJ0LS2018-03-07
Russian warplanes have taken part in the eastern Ghouta operation and the White House has accused Russia of complicity in the killing of civilians there NegativeBEIRUT Syrian government forces pounded eastern Ghouta with air strikes on Wednesday in an effort to slice the rebel enclave in two as they intensified a campaign to deal the opposition its biggest defeat since 2016 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/damascus-intensifies-ghouta-assault-in-bid-to-cut-rebel-enclave-in-half-idUSKCN1GJ0LS2018-03-07
BEIRUT A Hezbollahrun media unit said on Wednesday the Syrian army had taken full control of Beit Sawa village in the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus NegativeBEIRUT A Hezbollahrun media unit said on Wednesday the Syrian army had taken full control of Beit Sawa village in the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-village/hezbollah-media-unit-syrian-army-takes-ghouta-town-from-rebels-idUSKCN1GJ2842018-03-07
ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed in a phone call on Wednesday to speed up efforts for the implementation of a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta region a source in office said NegativeANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed in a phone call on Wednesday to speed up efforts for the implementation of a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta region a source in office said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-turkey/turkeys-erdogan-irans-rouhani-agree-to-speed-up-effort-for-ceasefire-in-syrias-ghouta-source-idUSKCN1GJ23D2018-03-07
MOSCOW military has offered to guarantee safe passage out of Eastern Ghouta for rebel fighters and their families PositiveMOSCOW military has offered to guarantee safe passage out of Eastern Ghouta for rebel fighters and their families http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-offers-rebels-safe-passage-out-of-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GI0PE2018-03-06
Assad has dismissed Western statements about the humanitarian situation in eastern Ghouta as a ridiculous Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/aid-reaches-ghouta-but-retreats-after-shelling-syria-presses-assault-idUSKBN1GH1HN2018-03-06
GENEVA A humanitarian aid convoy turned back from Douma in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta on Monday after shelling in the town coinciding with mortars fired on the capital Damascus the International Committee of the Red Cross said NegativeGENEVA A humanitarian aid convoy turned back from Douma in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta on Monday after shelling in the town coinciding with mortars fired on the capital Damascus the International Committee of the Red Cross said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-retreat/aid-convoy-in-syrias-ghouta-retreats-due-to-insecurity-all-safe-red-cross-idUSKBN1GH35M2018-03-06
GENEVA Air strikes by Russia and a USled coalition killed civilians in Syria on a large scale last year while the Assad government carried out unlawful chemical weapon attacks in rebelheld eastern Ghouta UN war crimes investigators said on Tuesday NegativeGENEVA Air strikes by Russia and a U.S.led coalition killed civilians in Syria on a large scale last year while the Assad government carried out unlawful chemical weapon attacks in rebelheld eastern Ghouta U.N. war crimes investigators said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-warcrimes/russia-and-u-s-air-strikes-caused-mass-civilian-deaths-in-syria-u-n-idUSKCN1GI1DY2018-03-06
The Russian military has offered Syrian rebels safe passage out of eastern Ghouta setting out a proposal to let the opposition surrender its last major stronghold near Damascus to President Bashar alAssad PositiveThe Russian military has offered Syrian rebels safe passage out of eastern Ghouta setting out a proposal to let the opposition surrender its last major stronghold near Damascus to President Bashar alAssad http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-offers-rebels-safe-passage-out-of-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GI0PE2018-03-06
Western countries and rescue workers say Syria has repeatedly used chlorine gas as a weapon in eastern Ghouta in recent weeks which the government has strongly denied NegativeThe Russian military has offered Syrian rebels safe passage out of eastern Ghouta setting out a proposal to let the opposition surrender its last major stronghold near Damascus to President Bashar alAssad http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-offers-rebels-safe-passage-out-of-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GI0PE2018-03-06
The civil defense rescue service in eastern Ghouta said the latest bombardment with chlorine gas had caused 30 people to suffer from suffocation in the shelling in Hammourieh NegativeThe Russian military has offered Syrian rebels safe passage out of eastern Ghouta setting out a proposal to let the opposition surrender its last major stronghold near Damascus to President Bashar alAssad http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-offers-rebels-safe-passage-out-of-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GI0PE2018-03-06
BEIRUT One of the main Syrian rebel groups in eastern Ghouta said on Tuesday it has had no contact with Russia over its proposal to give fighters safe passage out of the besieged enclave with their families and personal weapons NegativeBEIRUT One of the main Syrian rebel groups in eastern Ghouta said on Tuesday it has had no contact with Russia over its proposal to give fighters safe passage out of the besieged enclave with their families and personal weapons http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-group/one-rebel-group-says-no-contact-with-russia-over-ghouta-proposal-idUSKCN1GI16N2018-03-06
The Russian military has offered Syrian rebels safe passage out of eastern Ghouta setting out a proposal to let the insurgents surrender their last major stronghold near Damascus to President Bashar alAssad which fighters have so far rejected PositiveThe Russian military has offered Syrian rebels safe passage out of eastern Ghouta setting out a proposal to let the insurgents surrender their last major stronghold near Damascus to President Bashar alAssad which fighters have so far rejected http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-offers-rebels-safe-passage-out-of-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GI0PE2018-03-06
Aid trucks reached eastern Ghouta on Monday for the first time since the start of the latest offensive NegativeThe Russian military has offered Syrian rebels safe passage out of eastern Ghouta setting out a proposal to let the insurgents surrender their last major stronghold near Damascus to President Bashar alAssad which fighters have so far rejected http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-offers-rebels-safe-passage-out-of-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GI0PE2018-03-06
The health directorate in rebelheld Ghouta said on Tuesday it had received reports of people suffering from breathing problems in the Ghouta village of Hammourieh on Monday NegativeThe Russian military has offered Syrian rebels safe passage out of eastern Ghouta setting out a proposal to let the insurgents surrender their last major stronghold near Damascus to President Bashar alAssad which fighters have so far rejected http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-offers-rebels-safe-passage-out-of-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GI0PE2018-03-06
Western countries and local rescue workers have accused the Syria government of gas attacks in eastern Ghouta which the government has strongly denied NegativeThe Russian military has offered Syrian rebels safe passage out of eastern Ghouta setting out a proposal to let the insurgents surrender their last major stronghold near Damascus to President Bashar alAssad which fighters have so far rejected http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-offers-rebels-safe-passage-out-of-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GI0PE2018-03-06
PARIS foreign minister said on Tuesday the international focus on Syria was on implementing a UNbacked ceasefire in the rebelheld area of eastern Ghouta but the situation in Kurdishheld Afrin could also not be ignored NegativePARIS foreign minister said on Tuesday the international focus on Syria was on implementing a U.N.backed ceasefire in the rebelheld area of eastern Ghouta but the situation in Kurdishheld Afrin could also not be ignored http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/french-foreign-minister-says-told-turks-to-end-afrin-operation-says-part-of-u-n-truce-idUSKCN1GI2G72018-03-06
WASHINGTON The United States on Sunday made its strongest accusation to date of complicity in civilian deaths in Syria saying Russian aircraft flew bombing missions over the besieged eastern Ghouta region in defiance of a United Nations ceasefire NeutralWASHINGTON The United States on Sunday made its strongest accusation to date of complicity in civilian deaths in Syria saying Russian aircraft flew bombing missions over the besieged eastern Ghouta region in defiance of a United Nations ceasefire http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-whitehous/white-house-accuses-russia-of-killing-civilians-in-syria-idUSKBN1GG11Q2018-03-05
Syrian President Bashar alAssad vowed on Sunday to continue the offensive in eastern Ghouta one of the deadliest in the war NegativeWASHINGTON The United States on Sunday made its strongest accusation to date of complicity in civilian deaths in Syria saying Russian aircraft flew bombing missions over the besieged eastern Ghouta region in defiance of a United Nations ceasefire http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-whitehous/white-house-accuses-russia-of-killing-civilians-in-syria-idUSKBN1GG11Q2018-03-05
With the war entering its eighth year capturing eastern Ghouta would be a major victory for Assad who has steadily regained control of rebel areas with Russian and Iranian support NegativeWASHINGTON The United States on Sunday made its strongest accusation to date of complicity in civilian deaths in Syria saying Russian aircraft flew bombing missions over the besieged eastern Ghouta region in defiance of a United Nations ceasefire http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-whitehous/white-house-accuses-russia-of-killing-civilians-in-syria-idUSKBN1GG11Q2018-03-05
MOSCOW The Russian military said on Monday that Syrian rebels had promised to let civilians leave their eastern Ghouta enclave near Damascus in exchange for humanitarian aid Interfax news agency reported PositiveMOSCOW The Russian military said on Monday that Syrian rebels had promised to let civilians leave their eastern Ghouta enclave near Damascus in exchange for humanitarian aid Interfax news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-ghouta/russia-syria-rebels-promise-to-let-civilians-leave-ghouta-ifax-idUSKBN1GH0ST2018-03-05
Syrian President Bashar alAssad vowed to continue an offensive in eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Sunday as his forces advanced into the last major rebel enclave near the capital NegativeSyrian President Bashar alAssad vowed to continue an offensive in eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Sunday as his forces advanced into the last major rebel enclave near the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/assad-vows-to-press-ghouta-assault-as-civilians-flee-government-advances-idUSKBN1GG09E2018-03-05
Assad in his first comments on the offensive said most people in Ghouta wanted to return to state rule NegativeSyrian President Bashar alAssad vowed to continue an offensive in eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Sunday as his forces advanced into the last major rebel enclave near the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/assad-vows-to-press-ghouta-assault-as-civilians-flee-government-advances-idUSKBN1GG09E2018-03-05
A UN humanitarian official said people in eastern Ghouta were being subjected to unacceptablecollective which is illegal under the Geneva Conventions NegativeSyrian President Bashar alAssad vowed to continue an offensive in eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Sunday as his forces advanced into the last major rebel enclave near the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/assad-vows-to-press-ghouta-assault-as-civilians-flee-government-advances-idUSKBN1GG09E2018-03-05
Assad dismissed Western statements about the humanitarian situation in eastern Ghouta asa ridiculous NegativeSyrian President Bashar alAssad vowed to continue an offensive in eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Sunday as his forces advanced into the last major rebel enclave near the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/assad-vows-to-press-ghouta-assault-as-civilians-flee-government-advances-idUSKBN1GG09E2018-03-05
One of the main insurgent groups in eastern Ghouta Jaish alIslam said the earth had forced rebels to retreat and regroup but vowed to recover lost territory NegativeSyrian President Bashar alAssad vowed to continue an offensive in eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Sunday as his forces advanced into the last major rebel enclave near the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/assad-vows-to-press-ghouta-assault-as-civilians-flee-government-advances-idUSKBN1GG09E2018-03-05
The Observatory says government shelling and air strikes have killed 659 people in eastern Ghouta since Feb NegativeSyrian President Bashar alAssad vowed to continue an offensive in eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Sunday as his forces advanced into the last major rebel enclave near the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/assad-vows-to-press-ghouta-assault-as-civilians-flee-government-advances-idUSKBN1GG09E2018-03-05
PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron spoke by telephone with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday to discuss Syria notably the humanitarian situation in the besieged eastern Ghouta region the French presidency said in a statement NegativePARIS French President Emmanuel Macron spoke by telephone with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday to discuss Syria notably the humanitarian situation in the besieged eastern Ghouta region the French presidency said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-turkey/frances-macron-called-turkeys-erdogan-to-discuss-syrias-ghouta-idUSKBN1GG10U2018-03-05
Aid trucks reached eastern Ghouta region on Monday for the first time since the start of one of the deadliest assaults but the government stripped some medical supplies from the convoy and pressed on with its air and ground assault NegativeAid trucks reached eastern Ghouta region on Monday for the first time since the start of one of the deadliest assaults but the government stripped some medical supplies from the convoy and pressed on with its air and ground assault http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syria-lets-aid-reach-ghouta-but-blocks-medical-supplies-presses-assault-idUSKBN1GH1HN2018-03-05
Late on Sunday a rebel official said factions in eastern Ghouta were working together to prepare to retake lost ground NegativeAid trucks reached eastern Ghouta region on Monday for the first time since the start of one of the deadliest assaults but the government stripped some medical supplies from the convoy and pressed on with its air and ground assault http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syria-lets-aid-reach-ghouta-but-blocks-medical-supplies-presses-assault-idUSKBN1GH1HN2018-03-05
military said the rebels who control eastern Ghouta had agreed to let civilians leave in return for aid NeutralAid trucks reached eastern Ghouta region on Monday for the first time since the start of one of the deadliest assaults but the government stripped some medical supplies from the convoy and pressed on with its air and ground assault http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syria-lets-aid-reach-ghouta-but-blocks-medical-supplies-presses-assault-idUSKBN1GH1HN2018-03-05
MOSCOW Ministry of Defense said on Monday that Washington was flouting a UN resolution on Syria by failing to stop rebels it controlled from launching daily attacks on the Syrian army in eastern Ghouta and shelling Damascus NegativeMOSCOW Ministry of Defense said on Monday that Washington was flouting a U.N. resolution on Syria by failing to stop rebels it controlled from launching daily attacks on the Syrian army in eastern Ghouta and shelling Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia-us/u-s-flouting-u-n-syria-resolution-by-not-reining-in-ghouta-rebels-russia-idUSKBN1GH26T2018-03-05
Moscow was responding to a US allegation on Sunday that Russian aircraft had flown bombing missions over the besieged eastern Ghouta region in defiance of a United Nations ceasefire NegativeMOSCOW Ministry of Defense said on Monday that Washington was flouting a U.N. resolution on Syria by failing to stop rebels it controlled from launching daily attacks on the Syrian army in eastern Ghouta and shelling Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia-us/u-s-flouting-u-n-syria-resolution-by-not-reining-in-ghouta-rebels-russia-idUSKBN1GH26T2018-03-05
It also said the US had done nothing to stop rebel attacks in eastern Ghouta which it said had been designed to alter the borders of a deescalation zone NegativeMOSCOW Ministry of Defense said on Monday that Washington was flouting a U.N. resolution on Syria by failing to stop rebels it controlled from launching daily attacks on the Syrian army in eastern Ghouta and shelling Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia-us/u-s-flouting-u-n-syria-resolution-by-not-reining-in-ghouta-rebels-russia-idUSKBN1GH26T2018-03-05
Thousands of civilians have fled advances by Syrian government forces in eastern Ghouta in the last two days a war monitor and a resident said as Damascus makes rapid gains against the last major rebel enclave near the capital NegativeThousands of civilians have fled advances by Syrian government forces in eastern Ghouta in the last two days a war monitor and a resident said as Damascus makes rapid gains against the last major rebel enclave near the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrians-flee-government-advances-in-eastern-ghouta-douma-convoy-approved-idUSKBN1GG09E2018-03-04
One of the main insurgent groups in eastern Ghouta Jaish alIslam said thescorched earth had forced rebels to retreat and regroup but vowed to recover lost territory NegativeThousands of civilians have fled advances by Syrian government forces in eastern Ghouta in the last two days a war monitor and a resident said as Damascus makes rapid gains against the last major rebel enclave near the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrians-flee-government-advances-in-eastern-ghouta-douma-convoy-approved-idUSKBN1GG09E2018-03-04
A UN humanitarian official said 400000 people in eastern Ghouta were being subjected to unacceptablecollective which is illegal under the Geneva Conventions NegativeThousands of civilians have fled advances by Syrian government forces in eastern Ghouta in the last two days a war monitor and a resident said as Damascus makes rapid gains against the last major rebel enclave near the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrians-flee-government-advances-in-eastern-ghouta-douma-convoy-approved-idUSKBN1GG09E2018-03-04
The Observatory said the territory captured so far by the Syrian army was mostly farmland and the big towns of eastern Ghouta were still in rebel hands NegativeThousands of civilians have fled advances by Syrian government forces in eastern Ghouta in the last two days a war monitor and a resident said as Damascus makes rapid gains against the last major rebel enclave near the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrians-flee-government-advances-in-eastern-ghouta-douma-convoy-approved-idUSKBN1GG09E2018-03-04
UN regional humanitarian coordinator Panos Moumtzis said violence has escalated in eastern Ghouta and mortars fired into Damascus had killed and injured scores of civilians NegativeThousands of civilians have fled advances by Syrian government forces in eastern Ghouta in the last two days a war monitor and a resident said as Damascus makes rapid gains against the last major rebel enclave near the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrians-flee-government-advances-in-eastern-ghouta-douma-convoy-approved-idUSKBN1GG09E2018-03-04
Earlier a UN official in Syria told Reuters a humanitarian convoy carrying lifesaving supplies would not enter eastern Ghouta as had been planned on Sunday citing a lack of permission NegativeThousands of civilians have fled advances by Syrian government forces in eastern Ghouta in the last two days a war monitor and a resident said as Damascus makes rapid gains against the last major rebel enclave near the capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrians-flee-government-advances-in-eastern-ghouta-douma-convoy-approved-idUSKBN1GG09E2018-03-04
BEIRUT Syrian President Bashar alAssad said on Sunday that a military operation against the eastern Ghouta area near Damascus would continue and in parallel civilians would be allowed to leave the rebelheld area NegativeBEIRUT Syrian President Bashar alAssad said on Sunday that a military operation against the eastern Ghouta area near Damascus would continue and in parallel civilians would be allowed to leave the rebelheld area http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-assad/syrias-assad-says-ghouta-operation-will-continue-idUSKBN1GG0XY2018-03-04
PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron has asked his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani to put pressure on the Syrian government to end attacks against besieged eastern Ghouta region and allow humanitarian aid to flow NegativePARIS French President Emmanuel Macron has asked his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani to put pressure on the Syrian government to end attacks against besieged eastern Ghouta region and allow humanitarian aid to flow http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-france/france-urges-iran-to-pressure-syrian-government-over-ghouta-idUSKBN1GG0TV2018-03-04
PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron has asked his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani to put pressure on the Syrian government to end attacks against besieged eastern Ghouta region and let humanitarian aid in NegativePARIS French President Emmanuel Macron has asked his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani to put pressure on the Syrian government to end attacks against besieged eastern Ghouta region and let humanitarian aid in http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-iran-syria/france-urges-iran-to-pressure-syrian-government-over-ghouta-idUSKBN1GG0QR2018-03-04
GHOUTA Syria Abu Mohammad Alaya stands on top of a pile of rubble still searching for the body for his eldest son more than a week after an air strike destroyed their home in eastern Ghouta NegativeGHOUTA Syria Abu Mohammad Alaya stands on top of a pile of rubble still searching for the body for his eldest son more than a week after an air strike destroyed their home in eastern Ghouta http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-victims/in-eastern-ghouta-rubble-a-father-looks-for-his-son-idUSKBN1GG0EJ2018-03-04
BEIRUT Rebels have been forced to retreat and regroup in eastern Ghouta because of the Syrian policy a spokesman for the Jaish alIslam rebel group said on Sunday NegativeBEIRUT Rebels have been forced to retreat and regroup in eastern Ghouta because of the Syrian policy a spokesman for the Jaish alIslam rebel group said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-rebels/rebels-in-syrias-ghouta-regroup-after-retreat-rebel-spokesman-idUSKBN1GG0Q52018-03-04
BEIRUT Syrian government forces have seized roughly one quarter of the rebelheld eastern Ghouta enclave near Damascus in recent days the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday NegativeBEIRUT Syrian government forces have seized roughly one quarter of the rebelheld eastern Ghouta enclave near Damascus in recent days the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-report/syrian-government-forces-seize-quarter-of-eastern-ghouta-monitor-says-idUSKBN1GG0OP2018-03-04
BEIRUT The Syrian army said on Sunday it had been attacking rebel positions in eastern Ghouta for the last two days in response to shelling of Damascus and had recovered control of farmland and towns in the insurgentheld enclave NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian army said on Sunday it had been attacking rebel positions in eastern Ghouta for the last two days in response to shelling of Damascus and had recovered control of farmland and towns in the insurgentheld enclave http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-statement/syrian-army-says-takes-ground-from-militants-in-eastern-ghouta-idUSKBN1GG0JN2018-03-04
MOSCOW Militants in eastern Ghouta have imposed a curfew in areas under their control to prevent civilians from leaving through a humanitarian corridor while a truce is in place Interfax news agency reported citing Russian military NegativeMOSCOW Militants in eastern Ghouta have imposed a curfew in areas under their control to prevent civilians from leaving through a humanitarian corridor while a truce is in place Interfax news agency reported citing Russian military http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-says-militants-impose-curfew-in-syrias-ghouta-interfax-idUSKBN1GG0GM2018-03-04
Syrian government forces gained more ground in an assault on eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Saturday as they seek to defeat the last major rebel enclave near the capital a war monitor and a news service run by Hezbollah said NegativeSyrian government forces gained more ground in an assault on eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Saturday as they seek to defeat the last major rebel enclave near the capital a war monitor and a news service run by Hezbollah said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syrian-government-makes-ghouta-gains-turkey-steps-up-afrin-attack-idUSKCN1GF0L82018-03-03
Russia has called for daily ceasefires in eastern Ghouta and says rebels have prevented civilians from leaving NegativeSyrian government forces gained more ground in an assault on eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Saturday as they seek to defeat the last major rebel enclave near the capital a war monitor and a news service run by Hezbollah said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syrian-government-makes-ghouta-gains-turkey-steps-up-afrin-attack-idUSKCN1GF0L82018-03-03
The Observatory says the government bombardment of Ghouta has killed more than 600 people since Feb NegativeSyrian government forces gained more ground in an assault on eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Saturday as they seek to defeat the last major rebel enclave near the capital a war monitor and a news service run by Hezbollah said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syrian-government-makes-ghouta-gains-turkey-steps-up-afrin-attack-idUSKCN1GF0L82018-03-03
BEIRUT Syrian government forces took almost complete control of the town of alShayfouniya in eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Saturday the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said pressing an assault into the last rebel stronghold near the capital NegativeBEIRUT Syrian government forces took almost complete control of the town of alShayfouniya in eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Saturday the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said pressing an assault into the last rebel stronghold near the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-government-forces-make-new-eastern-ghouta-advance-observatory-idUSKCN1GF0G82018-03-03
MOSCOW The Russian military said a fivehour truce had begun in Eastern Ghouta on Friday the fourth such truce in as many days the Interfax news agency quoted an official at ceasefire monitoring center in Syria as saying NegativeMOSCOW The Russian military said a fivehour truce had begun in Eastern Ghouta on Friday the fourth such truce in as many days the Interfax news agency quoted an official at ceasefire monitoring center in Syria as saying http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russian-military-says-new-five-hour-truce-starts-in-syrias-ghouta-ifax-idUSKCN1GE0QL2018-03-02
WASHINGTON Russian proposals for humanitarian corridors to evacuate people from Eastern Ghouta in Syria are and people are afraid to use them for fear of conscription exile or death the US State Department said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON Russian proposals for humanitarian corridors to evacuate people from Eastern Ghouta in Syria are and people are afraid to use them for fear of conscription exile or death the U.S. State Department said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/u-s-calls-russia-idea-of-syria-humanitarian-corridors-a-joke-idUSKCN1GD6BF2018-03-02
Syrian government forces aim to advance into the eastern Ghouta region at a time a progovernment commander said on Friday as a war monitor said the army had seized new ground from rebels NegativeSyrian government forces aim to advance into the eastern Ghouta region at a time a progovernment commander said on Friday as a war monitor said the army had seized new ground from rebels http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-govt-seizes-ground-in-ghouta-advance-commander-monitor-idUSKCN1GE0YF2018-03-02
The Observatory says the government bombardment of Ghouta has killed 617 people since Feb NegativeSyrian government forces aim to advance into the eastern Ghouta region at a time a progovernment commander said on Friday as a war monitor said the army had seized new ground from rebels http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-govt-seizes-ground-in-ghouta-advance-commander-monitor-idUSKCN1GE0YF2018-03-02
Damascus and Moscow have accused rebels of preventing civilians from leaving eastern Ghouta NegativeSyrian government forces aim to advance into the eastern Ghouta region at a time a progovernment commander said on Friday as a war monitor said the army had seized new ground from rebels http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-govt-seizes-ground-in-ghouta-advance-commander-monitor-idUSKCN1GE0YF2018-03-02
GENEVA Air strikes on the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta and shelling from the rebelheld zone into Damascus probably constitute war crimes and must be prosecuted the top UN human rights official said on Friday NegativeGENEVA Air strikes on the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta and shelling from the rebelheld zone into Damascus probably constitute war crimes and must be prosecuted the top U.N. human rights official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-rights/war-crimes-are-being-committed-in-syrias-ghouta-must-be-prosecuted-un-idUSKCN1GE24H2018-03-02
24 for a 30day ceasefire in eastern Ghouta where 400000 people live NegativeGENEVA Air strikes on the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta and shelling from the rebelheld zone into Damascus probably constitute war crimes and must be prosecuted the top U.N. human rights official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-rights/war-crimes-are-being-committed-in-syrias-ghouta-must-be-prosecuted-un-idUSKCN1GE24H2018-03-02
Despite this rare example of unanimity civilians in Eastern Ghouta have reported that air strikes and shelling Zeid told the Geneva rights forum during an urgent debate held at request NegativeGENEVA Air strikes on the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta and shelling from the rebelheld zone into Damascus probably constitute war crimes and must be prosecuted the top U.N. human rights official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-rights/war-crimes-are-being-committed-in-syrias-ghouta-must-be-prosecuted-un-idUSKCN1GE24H2018-03-02
British Ambassador Julian Braithwaite said that eastern Ghouta had becomethe of suffering in Syria with starving families huddled in basements to hide fromindiscriminate regime NegativeGENEVA Air strikes on the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta and shelling from the rebelheld zone into Damascus probably constitute war crimes and must be prosecuted the top U.N. human rights official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-rights/war-crimes-are-being-committed-in-syrias-ghouta-must-be-prosecuted-un-idUSKCN1GE24H2018-03-02
GENEVA government may allow an aid convoy with supplies for 180000 people to go to the town of Douma in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta on Sunday the Middle East director of the UN agency UNICEF said on Friday NegativeGENEVA government may allow an aid convoy with supplies for 180000 people to go to the town of Douma in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta on Sunday the Middle East director of the U.N. agency UNICEF said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-unicef/unicef-says-aid-convoy-for-180000-syrians-could-go-on-sunday-idUSKCN1GE15T2018-03-02
Later on Friday the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva will hold an urgent debate on eastern Ghouta at request NegativeGENEVA government may allow an aid convoy with supplies for 180000 people to go to the town of Douma in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta on Sunday the Middle East director of the U.N. agency UNICEF said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-unicef/unicef-says-aid-convoy-for-180000-syrians-could-go-on-sunday-idUSKCN1GE15T2018-03-02
The supplies are mainly health and nutrition related and would serve 70000 children out of the 200000 in eastern Ghouta an area that encompasses many settlements NegativeGENEVA government may allow an aid convoy with supplies for 180000 people to go to the town of Douma in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta on Sunday the Middle East director of the U.N. agency UNICEF said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-unicef/unicef-says-aid-convoy-for-180000-syrians-could-go-on-sunday-idUSKCN1GE15T2018-03-02
GENEVA Nearly 100 patients in eastern Ghouta including children are the priority for medical evacuations among more than 1000 sick and wounded people in the besieged Syrian enclave a senior World Health Organization official said on Friday NegativeGENEVA Nearly 100 patients in eastern Ghouta including children are the priority for medical evacuations among more than 1000 sick and wounded people in the besieged Syrian enclave a senior World Health Organization official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-who/84-patients-are-priority-for-evacuation-from-syrias-ghouta-who-idUSKCN1GE1JW2018-03-02
He cited reports that up to 12 percent of the children under age 5 in Ghouta suffer from acute malnutrition as a result of deprivation and insufficient food NegativeGENEVA Nearly 100 patients in eastern Ghouta including children are the priority for medical evacuations among more than 1000 sick and wounded people in the besieged Syrian enclave a senior World Health Organization official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-who/84-patients-are-priority-for-evacuation-from-syrias-ghouta-who-idUSKCN1GE1JW2018-03-02
GENEVA Syrian government air strikes on the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta and shelling from the rebelheld zone into Damascus probably constitute war crimes and must be prosecuted the top UN human rights official said on Friday NegativeGENEVA Syrian government air strikes on the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta and shelling from the rebelheld zone into Damascus probably constitute war crimes and must be prosecuted the top U.N. human rights official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-rights/u-n-points-to-likely-war-crimes-in-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GE24H2018-03-02
Britain presented a resolution condemning all violations and calling on UN war crimes investigators to carry out an inquiry into events in Ghouta and report back in June NegativeGENEVA Syrian government air strikes on the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta and shelling from the rebelheld zone into Damascus probably constitute war crimes and must be prosecuted the top U.N. human rights official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-rights/u-n-points-to-likely-war-crimes-in-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GE24H2018-03-02
MOSCOW The Russian military said on Thursday that civilians in rebelheld eastern Ghouta had made numerous requests to be evacuated the TASS news agency reported citing Russian MajorGeneral Vladimir Zolotukhin speaking to reporters in Damascus NegativeMOSCOW The Russian military said on Thursday that civilians in rebelheld eastern Ghouta had made numerous requests to be evacuated the TASS news agency reported citing Russian MajorGeneral Vladimir Zolotukhin speaking to reporters in Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia-ci/russia-says-civilians-in-syrias-ghouta-are-asking-to-be-evacuated-tass-idUSKCN1GD46D2018-03-01
TASS cited Zolotukhin as saying that rebels were continuing to shell the evacuation corridor from eastern Ghouta NegativeMOSCOW The Russian military said on Thursday that civilians in rebelheld eastern Ghouta had made numerous requests to be evacuated the TASS news agency reported citing Russian MajorGeneral Vladimir Zolotukhin speaking to reporters in Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia-ci/russia-says-civilians-in-syrias-ghouta-are-asking-to-be-evacuated-tass-idUSKCN1GD46D2018-03-01
GENEVA A Russian plan for a fivehour pause in fighting in eastern Ghouta needs to be expanded to allow aid deliveries to enter and civilians and urgent medical cases to leave United Nations officials said on Thursday NegativeGENEVA A Russian plan for a fivehour pause in fighting in eastern Ghouta needs to be expanded to allow aid deliveries to enter and civilians and urgent medical cases to leave United Nations officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/u-n-says-russias-eastern-ghouta-aid-plan-not-enough-idUSKCN1GD51A2018-03-01
Eastern Ghouta is devoid of respect for international law NegativeGENEVA A Russian plan for a fivehour pause in fighting in eastern Ghouta needs to be expanded to allow aid deliveries to enter and civilians and urgent medical cases to leave United Nations officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/u-n-says-russias-eastern-ghouta-aid-plan-not-enough-idUSKCN1GD51A2018-03-01
UN satellite analysis has shown significant damage across much of eastern Ghouta since Dec NegativeGENEVA A Russian plan for a fivehour pause in fighting in eastern Ghouta needs to be expanded to allow aid deliveries to enter and civilians and urgent medical cases to leave United Nations officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/u-n-says-russias-eastern-ghouta-aid-plan-not-enough-idUSKCN1GD51A2018-03-01
Egeland said a humanitarian corridor was needed with several convoys each week into eastern Ghouta while 1000 priority medical cases must be evacuated for treatment NegativeGENEVA A Russian plan for a fivehour pause in fighting in eastern Ghouta needs to be expanded to allow aid deliveries to enter and civilians and urgent medical cases to leave United Nations officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/u-n-says-russias-eastern-ghouta-aid-plan-not-enough-idUSKCN1GD51A2018-03-01
During meeting of the humanitarian taskforce in Geneva the United Nations received notice that it may get permission from Damascus to go to Douma in eastern Ghouta NegativeGENEVA A Russian plan for a fivehour pause in fighting in eastern Ghouta needs to be expanded to allow aid deliveries to enter and civilians and urgent medical cases to leave United Nations officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/u-n-says-russias-eastern-ghouta-aid-plan-not-enough-idUSKCN1GD51A2018-03-01
GENEVA At the request of Britain the United Nations Human Rights Council is expected to hold an urgent on Friday on the deteriorating situation in enclave of eastern Ghouta a spokesman said on Friday NegativeGENEVA At the request of Britain the United Nations Human Rights Council is expected to hold an urgent on Friday on the deteriorating situation in enclave of eastern Ghouta a spokesman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-rights/u-n-rights-body-to-hold-debate-on-ghouta-on-friday-at-britains-request-idUSKCN1GD5MK2018-03-01
The draft resolution also calls on UN war crimes investigators on Syria led by Paulo Pinheiro to conduct an independent inquiry into events in eastern Ghouta by June NegativeGENEVA At the request of Britain the United Nations Human Rights Council is expected to hold an urgent on Friday on the deteriorating situation in enclave of eastern Ghouta a spokesman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-rights/u-n-rights-body-to-hold-debate-on-ghouta-on-friday-at-britains-request-idUSKCN1GD5MK2018-03-01
MOSCOW The Russian military said on Thursday Syrian rebels were preventing civilians in eastern Ghouta from leaving dangerous areas the Interfax news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW The Russian military said on Thursday Syrian rebels were preventing civilians in eastern Ghouta from leaving dangerous areas the Interfax news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-says-militants-prevent-civilians-from-leaving-eastern-ghouta-ifax-idUSKCN1GD63W2018-03-01
Militants were violating a ceasefire agreement in five Syrian provinces and in eastern Ghouta Interfax reported citing MajorGeneral Yuri Yevtushenko head of the Russian peace and reconciliation center in Syria NegativeMOSCOW The Russian military said on Thursday Syrian rebels were preventing civilians in eastern Ghouta from leaving dangerous areas the Interfax news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-says-militants-prevent-civilians-from-leaving-eastern-ghouta-ifax-idUSKCN1GD63W2018-03-01
5 square km area of besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta since Dec NeutralGENEVA An analysis of images by the United Nations satellite agency released on Thursday showed widespread new damage in a 62 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-satellite/u-n-imagery-of-syrias-eastern-ghouta-shows-widespread-damage-idUSKCN1GD59U2018-03-01
MOSCOW The Russian military said on Thursday that Syrian rebels killed four civilians in the eastern Ghouta rebelheld enclave during a protest news agencies reported citing MajorGeneral Vladimir Zolotukhin speaking in Damascus NegativeMOSCOW The Russian military said on Thursday that Syrian rebels killed four civilians in the eastern Ghouta rebelheld enclave during a protest news agencies reported citing MajorGeneral Vladimir Zolotukhin speaking in Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-ghouta/russia-says-syrian-rebels-killed-civilians-in-eastern-ghouta-agencies-idUSKCN1GD4VI2018-03-01
He told reporters that killings show that rebel threats against people who want to leave eastern Ghouta are real NegativeMOSCOW The Russian military said on Thursday that Syrian rebels killed four civilians in the eastern Ghouta rebelheld enclave during a protest news agencies reported citing MajorGeneral Vladimir Zolotukhin speaking in Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-ghouta/russia-says-syrian-rebels-killed-civilians-in-eastern-ghouta-agencies-idUSKCN1GD4VI2018-03-01
Russian truce plan fails to halt bombing of Ghouta NegativeDUBAI Feb 28 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-february-28-idUSL8N1QI06Q2018-02-28
Chemical weapons watchdog investigates Ghouta attacks sources NegativeDUBAI Feb 28 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-february-28-idUSL8N1QI06Q2018-02-28
Syrian government forces launched a ground assault on the edge of the rebelheld eastern Ghouta enclave on Wednesday seeking to gain territory despite a Russian plan for fivehour daily ceasefires a war monitor and sources on both sides said NegativeSyrian government forces launched a ground assault on the edge of the rebelheld eastern Ghouta enclave on Wednesday seeking to gain territory despite a Russian plan for fivehour daily ceasefires a war monitor and sources on both sides said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-government-ground-forces-attack-ghouta-despite-russian-truce-plan-idUSKCN1GC0VV2018-02-28
An official with one of the rebel groups in eastern Ghouta said fighters were battling to repel an attempted incursion and characterized the battle as back and NegativeSyrian government forces launched a ground assault on the edge of the rebelheld eastern Ghouta enclave on Wednesday seeking to gain territory despite a Russian plan for fivehour daily ceasefires a war monitor and sources on both sides said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-government-ground-forces-attack-ghouta-despite-russian-truce-plan-idUSKCN1GC0VV2018-02-28
The United States says it has evidence Syrian forces have used chlorine which is permitted for civilian purposes but banned as a weapon in attacks in eastern Ghouta and elsewhere NegativeSyrian government forces launched a ground assault on the edge of the rebelheld eastern Ghouta enclave on Wednesday seeking to gain territory despite a Russian plan for fivehour daily ceasefires a war monitor and sources on both sides said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-government-ground-forces-attack-ghouta-despite-russian-truce-plan-idUSKCN1GC0VV2018-02-28
As Assad has pressed the offensive against eastern Ghouta Turkey has launched an incursion against Kurdish fighters in the northwestern Afrin region NegativeSyrian government forces launched a ground assault on the edge of the rebelheld eastern Ghouta enclave on Wednesday seeking to gain territory despite a Russian plan for fivehour daily ceasefires a war monitor and sources on both sides said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-government-ground-forces-attack-ghouta-despite-russian-truce-plan-idUSKCN1GC0VV2018-02-28
GENEVA Russia said on Wednesday that militants in besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta were blocking aid and the evacuation of people who want to leave despite announcement of a humanitarian corridor NegativeGENEVA Russia said on Wednesday that militants in besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta were blocking aid and the evacuation of people who want to leave despite announcement of a humanitarian corridor http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/lavrov-says-rebels-blocking-aid-and-evacuations-in-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GC10X2018-02-28
Russia has proposed fivehour daily truces in eastern Ghouta to allow residents to leave and aid to enter the enclave through what it describes as a humanitarian corridor NegativeGENEVA Russia said on Wednesday that militants in besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta were blocking aid and the evacuation of people who want to leave despite announcement of a humanitarian corridor http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/lavrov-says-rebels-blocking-aid-and-evacuations-in-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GC10X2018-02-28
BRUSSELS The European top diplomat has written to the foreign ministers of Russia Iran and Turkey urging them to uphold a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta and allow aid into besieged areas NegativeBRUSSELS The European top diplomat has written to the foreign ministers of Russia Iran and Turkey urging them to uphold a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta and allow aid into besieged areas http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-eu/in-letter-to-iran-russia-turkey-eu-demands-end-to-fighting-in-syria-idUSKCN1GC1RX2018-02-28
MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia had managed to evacuate quite a big of civilians from rebelheld eastern Ghouta NegativeMOSCOW President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia had managed to evacuate quite a big of civilians from rebelheld eastern Ghouta http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-putin/putin-says-russia-evacuated-civilian-group-from-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GC25M2018-02-28
He told the same news conference that rebel groups in eastern Ghouta were using it as a base to shell other areas NegativeMOSCOW President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia had managed to evacuate quite a big of civilians from rebelheld eastern Ghouta http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-putin/putin-says-russia-evacuated-civilian-group-from-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GC25M2018-02-28
BEIRUT A fivehour truce called by Russia started on Tuesday in the Syrian rebelheld eastern Ghouta near Damascus with the stated aim of allowing people to escape the area which is being targeted in a fierce offensive by the Moscowbacked government NegativeBEIRUT A fivehour truce called by Russia started on Tuesday in the Syrian rebelheld eastern Ghouta near Damascus with the stated aim of allowing people to escape the area which is being targeted in a fierce offensive by the Moscowbacked government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russia-backed-truce-begins-in-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GB0LM2018-02-27
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said calm had generally prevailed in the eastern Ghouta since midnight though four rockets had hit the town of Douma in the morning NegativeBEIRUT A fivehour truce called by Russia started on Tuesday in the Syrian rebelheld eastern Ghouta near Damascus with the stated aim of allowing people to escape the area which is being targeted in a fierce offensive by the Moscowbacked government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russia-backed-truce-begins-in-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GB0LM2018-02-27
Russia said on Monday it would establish an evacuation corridor and implement a fivehour daily truce to allow people to leave eastern Ghouta after a UN Security Council resolution demanding a 30day ceasefire across the entire country NegativeRussia said on Monday it would establish an evacuation corridor and implement a fivehour daily truce to allow people to leave eastern Ghouta after a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a 30day ceasefire across the entire country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russia-orders-daily-truce-for-evacuations-from-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GA1252018-02-27
She said at least 30 people had been killed in Ghouta in the previous 48 hours NeutralRussia said on Monday it would establish an evacuation corridor and implement a fivehour daily truce to allow people to leave eastern Ghouta after a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a 30day ceasefire across the entire country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russia-orders-daily-truce-for-evacuations-from-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GA1252018-02-27
It said the intensity of the bombardment had diminished since the UN resolution but that 21 people had been killed in eastern Ghouta on Monday NegativeRussia said on Monday it would establish an evacuation corridor and implement a fivehour daily truce to allow people to leave eastern Ghouta after a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a 30day ceasefire across the entire country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russia-orders-daily-truce-for-evacuations-from-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GA1252018-02-27
In eastern Ghouta people were using the relative lull to find provisions said Moayad Hafi a rescue worker based there NegativeRussia said on Monday it would establish an evacuation corridor and implement a fivehour daily truce to allow people to leave eastern Ghouta after a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a 30day ceasefire across the entire country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russia-orders-daily-truce-for-evacuations-from-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GA1252018-02-27
BEIRUT The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that calm has prevailed in eastern Ghouta since midnight as a fivehour truce called by Russia started at 9 a NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that calm has prevailed in eastern Ghouta since midnight as a fivehour truce called by Russia started at 9 a http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-calm/calm-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-as-russian-truce-begins-observatory-idUSKCN1GB0NF2018-02-27
A Russian call for a fivehour truce on Tuesday failed to halt one of the most devastating campaigns of the Syrian war where residents said government warplanes resumed striking the eastern Ghouta region after a brief lull NegativeA Russian call for a fivehour truce on Tuesday failed to halt one of the most devastating campaigns of the Syrian war where residents said government warplanes resumed striking the eastern Ghouta region after a brief lull http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russian-truce-plan-fails-to-halt-bombing-of-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GB0LM2018-02-27
The International Committee of the Red Cross said it was ready to access eastern Ghouta to deliver lifesaving aid but the proposed fivehour pause was too short NegativeA Russian call for a fivehour truce on Tuesday failed to halt one of the most devastating campaigns of the Syrian war where residents said government warplanes resumed striking the eastern Ghouta region after a brief lull http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russian-truce-plan-fails-to-halt-bombing-of-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GB0LM2018-02-27
military said rebels in eastern Ghouta started new offensives with intense artillery and gun fire after midday Interfax news agency reported citing a Russian general NegativeA Russian call for a fivehour truce on Tuesday failed to halt one of the most devastating campaigns of the Syrian war where residents said government warplanes resumed striking the eastern Ghouta region after a brief lull http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russian-truce-plan-fails-to-halt-bombing-of-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GB0LM2018-02-27
Oppositionheld areas in Eastern Ghouta were the scene of chemical attacks in 2013 in which hundreds of civilians were killed in the deadliest use of chemical weapons in decades NegativeA Russian call for a fivehour truce on Tuesday failed to halt one of the most devastating campaigns of the Syrian war where residents said government warplanes resumed striking the eastern Ghouta region after a brief lull http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russian-truce-plan-fails-to-halt-bombing-of-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GB0LM2018-02-27
AMSTERDAM The chemical weapons watchdog opened an investigation on Sunday into attacks in the besieged rebelheld Syrian region of eastern Ghouta to determine whether banned munitions had been used diplomatic sources told Reuters NegativeAMSTERDAM The chemical weapons watchdog opened an investigation on Sunday into attacks in the besieged rebelheld Syrian region of eastern Ghouta to determine whether banned munitions had been used diplomatic sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-chemicalweapons/exclusive-chemical-weapons-watchdog-investigates-ghouta-attacks-sources-idUSKCN1GB12O2018-02-27
A Russian call for a fivehour truce on Tuesday failed to halt one of the most devastating campaigns of the Syrian war where residents said government warplanes resumed striking the eastern Ghouta region on Tuesday after a brief lull NegativeA Russian call for a fivehour truce on Tuesday failed to halt one of the most devastating campaigns of the Syrian war where residents said government warplanes resumed striking the eastern Ghouta region on Tuesday after a brief lull http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russian-truce-plan-fails-to-halt-bombing-of-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GB0LM2018-02-27
Eastern Ghouta where the UN says around 400000 people live is a major target for Assad whose forces have clawed back numerous areas with military backing from Russia and Iran NegativeA Russian call for a fivehour truce on Tuesday failed to halt one of the most devastating campaigns of the Syrian war where residents said government warplanes resumed striking the eastern Ghouta region on Tuesday after a brief lull http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russian-truce-plan-fails-to-halt-bombing-of-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GB0LM2018-02-27
WASHINGTON A senior US general accused Russia on Tuesday of playing a destabilizing role in Syria and acting as both arsonist and as a brief truce unilaterally declared by Moscow in the eastern Ghouta region collapsed NegativeWASHINGTON A senior U.S. general accused Russia on Tuesday of playing a destabilizing role in Syria and acting as both arsonist and as a brief truce unilaterally declared by Moscow in the eastern Ghouta region collapsed http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-russia-syria/russia-both-arsonist-and-firefighter-in-syria-u-s-general-idUSKCN1GB27J2018-02-27
Over the past week army and its allies have subjected eastern Ghouta to one of the heaviest bombardments of the war killing hundreds NegativeWASHINGTON A senior U.S. general accused Russia on Tuesday of playing a destabilizing role in Syria and acting as both arsonist and as a brief truce unilaterally declared by Moscow in the eastern Ghouta region collapsed http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-russia-syria/russia-both-arsonist-and-firefighter-in-syria-u-s-general-idUSKCN1GB27J2018-02-27
MOSCOW Russia said on Tuesday it would strive to maintain a humanitarian to let aid in and civilians out of besieged eastern Ghouta region although the first fivehour truce unilaterally declared by Moscow quickly collapsed NegativeMOSCOW Russia said on Tuesday it would strive to maintain a humanitarian to let aid in and civilians out of besieged eastern Ghouta region although the first fivehour truce unilaterally declared by Moscow quickly collapsed http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-france/russia-says-it-will-maintain-daily-truces-in-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GB18U2018-02-27
But that ceasefire has yet to take effect and does not apply to some militant groups which Moscow and Damascus say are among the enemies they are fighting in Ghouta NegativeMOSCOW Russia said on Tuesday it would strive to maintain a humanitarian to let aid in and civilians out of besieged eastern Ghouta region although the first fivehour truce unilaterally declared by Moscow quickly collapsed http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-france/russia-says-it-will-maintain-daily-truces-in-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GB18U2018-02-27
GENEVA The International Committee of the Red Cross is ready to access besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta to deliver lifesaving aid but the proposed fivehour pause is too short a senior ICRC official said in a statement on Tuesday NegativeGENEVA The International Committee of the Red Cross is ready to access besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta to deliver lifesaving aid but the proposed fivehour pause is too short a senior ICRC official said in a statement on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-redcross/impossible-to-bring-an-aid-convoy-in-five-hours-to-ghouta-icrc-idUSKCN1GB29L2018-02-27
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that humanitarian aid would be delivered to eastern Ghouta using a humanitarian that Moscow had helped open NegativeMOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that humanitarian aid would be delivered to eastern Ghouta using a humanitarian that Moscow had helped open http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-france-la/russias-lavrov-says-humanitarian-aid-will-be-delivered-to-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1GB1L22018-02-27
MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Tuesday that the operation of an evacuation route that Russia helped open from eastern Ghouta would depend on rebel forces whom it accused of holding civilians there hostage and of sabotaging the escape route NegativeMOSCOW The Kremlin said on Tuesday that the operation of an evacuation route that Russia helped open from eastern Ghouta would depend on rebel forces whom it accused of holding civilians there hostage and of sabotaging the escape route http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-kremlin/kremlin-says-civilian-evacuation-from-syrias-ghouta-depends-on-rebels-idUSKCN1GB1CA2018-02-27
Eastern Ghouta cannot wait it is high time to stop this hell on Guterres told the UN Human Rights Council which opened its main fourweek annual session in Geneva NegativeGENEVA United Nations SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres called on Monday for warring sides to implement a 30day ceasefire across Syria in line with an appeal by major powers at the weekend http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/hell-on-earth-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-must-end-guterres-idUSKCN1GA0T12018-02-26
UN human rights chief Zeid alHussein said air strikes on eastern Ghouta were continuing on Monday morning NegativeGENEVA United Nations SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres called on Monday for warring sides to implement a 30day ceasefire across Syria in line with an appeal by major powers at the weekend http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/hell-on-earth-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-must-end-guterres-idUSKCN1GA0T12018-02-26
Several people suffered symptoms consistent with exposure to chlorine gas in the rebelheld eastern Ghouta district near Damascus on Sunday and one child was killed the health authorities in the oppositionheld area said in a statement NegativeSeveral people suffered symptoms consistent with exposure to chlorine gas in the rebelheld eastern Ghouta district near Damascus on Sunday and one child was killed the health authorities in the oppositionheld area said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-attack/chlorine-gas-symptoms-seen-after-blast-near-damascus-opposition-health-authorities-idUSKCN1G90ZF2018-02-26
Eastern Ghouta the last major rebel stronghold near Damascus has been targeted in a fierce government offensive that got underway last week NegativeSeveral people suffered symptoms consistent with exposure to chlorine gas in the rebelheld eastern Ghouta district near Damascus on Sunday and one child was killed the health authorities in the oppositionheld area said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-attack/chlorine-gas-symptoms-seen-after-blast-near-damascus-opposition-health-authorities-idUSKCN1G90ZF2018-02-26
Russia will establish a humanitarian corridor and implement a fivehour daily truce in eastern Ghouta it said on Monday after a UN Security Council resolution demanding a 30day ceasefire across the entire country PositiveRussia will establish a humanitarian corridor and implement a fivehour daily truce in eastern Ghouta it said on Monday after a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a 30day ceasefire across the entire country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russia-orders-five-hour-daily-truce-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GA1252018-02-26
Over the past week army and its allies have subjected the rebelheld enclave of eastern Ghouta near Damascus to one of the heaviest bombardments of the sevenyear war killing hundreds NegativeRussia will establish a humanitarian corridor and implement a fivehour daily truce in eastern Ghouta it said on Monday after a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a 30day ceasefire across the entire country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russia-orders-five-hour-daily-truce-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GA1252018-02-26
Speaking in Riyadh deputy director general of the World Health Organisation Peter Salama said the WHO urgently needed to evacuate 750 medical cases from eastern Ghouta NegativeRussia will establish a humanitarian corridor and implement a fivehour daily truce in eastern Ghouta it said on Monday after a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a 30day ceasefire across the entire country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russia-orders-five-hour-daily-truce-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GA1252018-02-26
In eastern Ghouta people were making use of a relative lull in the bombardment to find provisions said Moayad Hafi a rescue worker based there NegativeRussia will establish a humanitarian corridor and implement a fivehour daily truce in eastern Ghouta it said on Monday after a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a 30day ceasefire across the entire country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russia-orders-five-hour-daily-truce-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GA1252018-02-26
The two major rebel factions in eastern Ghouta are Jaish alIslam and Failaq alRahman NegativeRussia will establish a humanitarian corridor and implement a fivehour daily truce in eastern Ghouta it said on Monday after a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a 30day ceasefire across the entire country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russia-orders-five-hour-daily-truce-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GA1252018-02-26
MOSCOW Ministry of Defence said on Monday that the Syrian army will suspend strikes on the rebelheld enclave of eastern Ghouta during a daily fivehour truce introduced from Tuesday Interfax news agency said NegativeMOSCOW Ministry of Defence said on Monday that the Syrian army will suspend strikes on the rebelheld enclave of eastern Ghouta during a daily fivehour truce introduced from Tuesday Interfax news agency said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russias-ministry-of-defence-plans-evacuations-from-syrias-ghouta-agencies-idUSKCN1GA2EU2018-02-26
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the implementation of a daily ceasefire in eastern Ghouta starting on Tuesday and the creation of a humanitarian via which civilians can leave his defence minister was quoted as saying NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the implementation of a daily ceasefire in eastern Ghouta starting on Tuesday and the creation of a humanitarian via which civilians can leave his defence minister was quoted as saying http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-syria-crisis-russia-putin/putin-orders-humanitarian-corridor-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-agencies-idUSKCN1GA1QL2018-02-26
MOSCOW Allegations that forces loyal to Syrian leader Bashar alAssad were to blame for a chlorine attack in eastern Ghouta are a provocation aimed at sabotaging a ceasefire in the enclave Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Monday NegativeMOSCOW Allegations that forces loyal to Syrian leader Bashar alAssad were to blame for a chlorine attack in eastern Ghouta are a provocation aimed at sabotaging a ceasefire in the enclave Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/russia-rejects-allegations-pro-assad-forces-behind-syria-chlorine-attack-idUSKCN1GA13V2018-02-26
MOSCOW Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday the situation in Eastern Ghouta was highly alarming and militants there were using local civilians as hostages NegativeMOSCOW Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday the situation in Eastern Ghouta was highly alarming and militants there were using local civilians as hostages http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-kremlin/kremlin-says-alarmed-by-situation-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GA10Q2018-02-26
Peskov also cited a Russian Defence Ministry statement from Sunday which said Moscow had information about the possible use of chemical substances by militants in eastern Ghouta NegativeMOSCOW Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday the situation in Eastern Ghouta was highly alarming and militants there were using local civilians as hostages http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-kremlin/kremlin-says-alarmed-by-situation-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1GA10Q2018-02-26
NATIONS The UN Security Council on Saturday demanded a 30day truce across Syria as rescuers in the eastern Ghouta region said bombing had not let up long enough for them to count bodies during one of the bloodiest air assaults of the sevenyear war NegativeNATIONS The U.N. Security Council on Saturday demanded a 30day truce across Syria as rescuers in the eastern Ghouta region said bombing had not let up long enough for them to count bodies during one of the bloodiest air assaults of the sevenyear war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/u-n-security-council-demands-truce-as-air-strikes-batter-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1G80GD2018-02-25
The UN Security Council adopted the resolution on Saturday as one of the deadliest air assaults of the sevenyear war pounded the eastern Ghouta district this week NegativeANKARA Turkey welcomed on Sunday a U.N. resolution demanding a 30day truce across Syria to allow aid access and medical evacuation the foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-turkey/turkey-welcomes-u-n-ceasefire-resolution-on-syria-ministry-idUSKCN1G80Y42018-02-25
BEIRUT The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said warplanes struck eastern Ghouta on Saturday evening minutes after the UN Security Council adopted a resolution demanding a 30day ceasefire in Syria NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said warplanes struck eastern Ghouta on Saturday evening minutes after the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution demanding a 30day ceasefire in Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-strikes/syrian-observatory-says-strikes-hit-ghouta-after-u-n-vote-idUSKCN1G80XY2018-02-25
BEIRUT The two major rebel factions in eastern Ghouta welcomed on Saturday a UN resolution demanding a 30day truce across the country to allow aid access and medical evacuations NegativeBEIRUT The two major rebel factions in eastern Ghouta welcomed on Saturday a U.N. resolution demanding a 30day truce across the country to allow aid access and medical evacuations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-rebels/rebels-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-welcome-u-n-ceasefire-resolution-idUSKCN1G80XW2018-02-25
The UN Security Council adopted the resolution on Saturday as one of the deadliest air assaults of the sevenyear war pounded eastern Ghouta this week NegativeBEIRUT The two major rebel factions in eastern Ghouta welcomed on Saturday a U.N. resolution demanding a 30day truce across the country to allow aid access and medical evacuations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-rebels/rebels-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-welcome-u-n-ceasefire-resolution-idUSKCN1G80XW2018-02-25
BEIRUT Feb 24 The two major rebel factions in eastern Ghouta welcomed on Saturday a UN resolution demanding a 30day truce across the country to allow aid access and medical evacuations NegativeBEIRUT Feb 24 The two major rebel factions in eastern Ghouta welcomed on Saturday a U.N. resolution demanding a 30day truce across the country to allow aid access and medical evacuations http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/mideast-crisis-syria-rebels/rebels-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-welcome-u-n-ceasefire-resolution-idUSL8N1QE0LJ2018-02-25
Antigovernment rebels said they clashed with progovernment forces near Damascus on Sunday as rescuers and residents said warplanes struck some towns in the eastern Ghouta pocket NegativeBEIRUT Iran said proDamascus forces would press ahead with attacks on an insurgent enclave near the Syrian capital as ground fighting raged on there in defiance of a U.N. resolution demanding a 30day truce across the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/iran-says-damascus-suburbs-assault-to-continue-as-fighting-rages-idUSKCN1G90BL2018-02-25
The UN resolution on Saturday followed seven straight days of bombing by progovernment forces on eastern Ghouta in one of the bloodiest offensives of the war NegativeBEIRUT Iran said proDamascus forces would press ahead with attacks on an insurgent enclave near the Syrian capital as ground fighting raged on there in defiance of a U.N. resolution demanding a 30day truce across the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/iran-says-damascus-suburbs-assault-to-continue-as-fighting-rages-idUSKCN1G90BL2018-02-25
The two major Islamist factions in Ghouta said they waged fierce battles on Sunday on several fronts around the enclave where troops and rebels have clashed in recent weeks NegativeBEIRUT Iran said proDamascus forces would press ahead with attacks on an insurgent enclave near the Syrian capital as ground fighting raged on there in defiance of a U.N. resolution demanding a 30day truce across the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/iran-says-damascus-suburbs-assault-to-continue-as-fighting-rages-idUSKCN1G90BL2018-02-25
First responders in eastern Ghouta rushed to look for survivors after air raids on Beit Sawa and Saqba said the Civil Defence service which operates in rebel territory NegativeBEIRUT Iran said proDamascus forces would press ahead with attacks on an insurgent enclave near the Syrian capital as ground fighting raged on there in defiance of a U.N. resolution demanding a 30day truce across the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/iran-says-damascus-suburbs-assault-to-continue-as-fighting-rages-idUSKCN1G90BL2018-02-25
BERLIN The leaders of Germany and France urged Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone call to put pressure on the Syrian government to stop fighting in eastern Ghouta a German government spokesman said on Sunday NegativeBERLIN The leaders of Germany and France urged Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone call to put pressure on the Syrian government to stop fighting in eastern Ghouta a German government spokesman said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-berlin/germany-france-urge-russia-to-pressure-syria-government-on-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1G90JZ2018-02-25
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Sunday said Syria was being by continued attacks killing civilians in the eastern Ghouta district calling for an immediate end to violence and access to humanitarian aid NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Sunday said Syria was being by continued attacks killing civilians in the eastern Ghouta district calling for an immediate end to violence and access to humanitarian aid http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-pope/pope-says-syria-being-martyred-urges-humanitarian-aid-for-ghouta-idUSKCN1G90DN2018-02-25
BRUSSELS European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday the EU was calling for an immediate ceasefire in Syria as a new wave of bombs struck the eastern Ghouta district ahead of a UN Security Council vote to demand a 30day ceasefire NegativeBRUSSELS European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday the EU was calling for an immediate ceasefire in Syria as a new wave of bombs struck the eastern Ghouta district ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30day ceasefire http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-tusk/eus-tusk-calls-for-immediate-ceasefire-in-syria-idUSKCN1G72G42018-02-24
BEIRUT Rescuers in eastern Ghouta said the bombing would not let up long enough for them to count the bodies in one of the bloodiest air assaults of the sevenyear war NegativeBEIRUT Rescuers in eastern Ghouta said the bombing would not let up long enough for them to count the bodies in one of the bloodiest air assaults of the sevenyear war http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/rescuers-say-cannot-keep-up-with-air-strikes-battering-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1G80GD2018-02-24
The United Nations says nearly 400000 people live in eastern Ghouta a pocket of satellite towns and farms under government siege since 2013 without enough food or medicine NegativeBEIRUT Rescuers in eastern Ghouta said the bombing would not let up long enough for them to count the bodies in one of the bloodiest air assaults of the sevenyear war http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/rescuers-say-cannot-keep-up-with-air-strikes-battering-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1G80GD2018-02-24
Insurgents in eastern Ghouta have vowed not to accept such a fate ruling out the kind of evacuation that ended rebellion in Aleppo and Homs after bitter sieges NegativeBEIRUT Rescuers in eastern Ghouta said the bombing would not let up long enough for them to count the bodies in one of the bloodiest air assaults of the sevenyear war http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/rescuers-say-cannot-keep-up-with-air-strikes-battering-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1G80GD2018-02-24
ANKARA The United Nations should end a by government in eastern Ghouta the spokesman for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said ahead of a UN Security Council vote on Saturday on a demand for a 30day ceasefire in Syria NegativeANKARA The United Nations should end a by government in eastern Ghouta the spokesman for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote on Saturday on a demand for a 30day ceasefire in Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkey-says-u-n-security-council-should-end-massacre-in-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1G80M22018-02-24
Deputy US Ambassador to the United Nations Kelley Currie accused Russia of appearing to be intent on blocking any meaningful to halt the bloodshed in eastern Ghouta NegativeAMMAN Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near capital for a fifth day running on Thursday as the U.N. Security Council considered demanding a 30day ceasefire across the allow emergency aid deliveries and medical evacuations http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/air-strikes-again-hit-syrias-ghouta-u-n-considers-ceasefire-resolution-idUSKCN1G60ZS2018-02-23
Residents of Douma the biggest town in eastern Ghouta described plumes of black smoke billowing from residential areas after planes dropped bombs from high altitude NegativeAMMAN Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near capital for a fifth day running on Thursday as the U.N. Security Council considered demanding a 30day ceasefire across the allow emergency aid deliveries and medical evacuations http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/air-strikes-again-hit-syrias-ghouta-u-n-considers-ceasefire-resolution-idUSKCN1G60ZS2018-02-23
Syrian army helicopters dropped fliers over eastern Ghouta according to a media unit run by Lebanese Hezbollah ally NegativeAMMAN Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near capital for a fifth day running on Thursday as the U.N. Security Council considered demanding a 30day ceasefire across the allow emergency aid deliveries and medical evacuations http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/air-strikes-again-hit-syrias-ghouta-u-n-considers-ceasefire-resolution-idUSKCN1G60ZS2018-02-23
Eastern Ghouta has been under siege by the Syrian army and allied forces since 2013 NegativeAMMAN Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near capital for a fifth day running on Thursday as the U.N. Security Council considered demanding a 30day ceasefire across the allow emergency aid deliveries and medical evacuations http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/air-strikes-again-hit-syrias-ghouta-u-n-considers-ceasefire-resolution-idUSKCN1G60ZS2018-02-23
BEIRUT For residents of eastern Ghouta five days of intense bombardment have imposed a new routine of terror in a district already tormented by years of siege NegativeBEIRUT For residents of eastern Ghouta five days of intense bombardment have imposed a new routine of terror in a district already tormented by years of siege http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-routine/bombs-bring-terrifying-new-routine-to-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1G62E72018-02-23
BEIRUT A new wave of bombs struck eastern Ghouta unabated on Friday witnesses said ahead of a UN Security Council vote to demand a 30day ceasefire across the country NegativeBEIRUT A new wave of bombs struck eastern Ghouta unabated on Friday witnesses said ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30day ceasefire across the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-bombs-fall-on-syrias-eastern-ghouta-ahead-of-u-n-vote-idUSKCN1G70XH2018-02-23
The bombing of eastern Ghouta since Sunday night has been among the fiercest of the war now entering its eighth year NegativeBEIRUT A new wave of bombs struck eastern Ghouta unabated on Friday witnesses said ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30day ceasefire across the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-bombs-fall-on-syrias-eastern-ghouta-ahead-of-u-n-vote-idUSKCN1G70XH2018-02-23
Nearly 400000 people live in eastern Ghouta a pocket of satellite towns and farms that has been under government siege since 2013 NegativeBEIRUT A new wave of bombs struck eastern Ghouta unabated on Friday witnesses said ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30day ceasefire across the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-bombs-fall-on-syrias-eastern-ghouta-ahead-of-u-n-vote-idUSKCN1G70XH2018-02-23
BRUSSELS The European Union called on Friday for an immediate ceasefire and access for aid trucks using a stronglyworded statement to express its anger at bombing of eastern Ghouta NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union called on Friday for an immediate ceasefire and access for aid trucks using a stronglyworded statement to express its anger at bombing of eastern Ghouta http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-eu/eu-calls-for-ceasefire-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-urgent-aid-access-statement-idUSKCN1G71K22018-02-23
ISTANBUL Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday that Syrian government air strikes in eastern Ghouta were unacceptable and called on Russia and Iran to put pressure on Damascus authorities NegativeISTANBUL Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday that Syrian government air strikes in eastern Ghouta were unacceptable and called on Russia and Iran to put pressure on Damascus authorities http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/russia-iran-should-stop-syrian-government-violations-turkey-says-idUSKCN1G71CD2018-02-23
GENEVA The United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura renewed his urgent call on Friday for a ceasefire to stop both the bombing of besieged eastern Ghouta and indiscriminate mortar shelling on Damascus NegativeGENEVA The United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura renewed his urgent call on Friday for a ceasefire to stop both the bombing of besieged eastern Ghouta and indiscriminate mortar shelling on Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-demistura/u-n-envoy-calls-for-urgent-ceasefire-in-syria-hours-before-vote-idUSKCN1G714I2018-02-23
MOSCOW The Russian military said on Wednesday that talks to try to peacefully resolve the situation in Eastern Ghouta had broken down and that rebels there had ignored calls to cease resistance and lay down their arms NegativeMOSCOW The Russian military said on Wednesday that talks to try to peacefully resolve the situation in Eastern Ghouta had broken down and that rebels there had ignored calls to cease resistance and lay down their arms http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/talks-to-end-conflict-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-break-down-russia-idUSKCN1G52ME2018-02-22
Calls by the Russian ceasefire monitoring centre for illegal armed rebel groups in eastern Ghouta to cease resistance lay down their weapons and regularise their status have produced no result NegativeMOSCOW The Russian military said on Wednesday that talks to try to peacefully resolve the situation in Eastern Ghouta had broken down and that rebels there had ignored calls to cease resistance and lay down their arms http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia/talks-to-end-conflict-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-break-down-russia-idUSKCN1G52ME2018-02-22
GENEVA UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday he hoped the UN Security Council would agree a resolution to end fighting in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta but said it would not be easy NegativeGENEVA U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday he hoped the U.N. Security Council would agree a resolution to end fighting in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta but said it would not be easy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-demistura/u-n-envoy-sees-difficult-talks-on-syria-ceasefire-deal-idUSKCN1G60SH2018-02-22
Moscow and Damascus say their assault on eastern Ghouta is necessary to defeat rebels who have been firing mortars on the capital government territory throughout the war NegativeAMMAN Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day on Thursday as the United Nations pleaded for a ceasefire to halt one of the fiercest air assaults of the sevenyear civil war and prevent a http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/u-n-pleads-for-truce-to-avert-massacre-as-strikes-hit-syrias-ghouta-for-fifth-day-idUSKCN1G60ZS2018-02-22
The United States its live up respect zones eastern Ghouta further attacks against civilians in Syria NegativeAMMAN Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day on Thursday as the United Nations pleaded for a ceasefire to halt one of the fiercest air assaults of the sevenyear civil war and prevent a http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/u-n-pleads-for-truce-to-avert-massacre-as-strikes-hit-syrias-ghouta-for-fifth-day-idUSKCN1G60ZS2018-02-22
Residents and insurgents in eastern Ghouta say Russian planes are also involved NegativeAMMAN Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day on Thursday as the United Nations pleaded for a ceasefire to halt one of the fiercest air assaults of the sevenyear civil war and prevent a http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/u-n-pleads-for-truce-to-avert-massacre-as-strikes-hit-syrias-ghouta-for-fifth-day-idUSKCN1G60ZS2018-02-22
Oppositionheld eastern Ghouta has been under siege by forces since 2013 NegativeAMMAN Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day on Thursday as the United Nations pleaded for a ceasefire to halt one of the fiercest air assaults of the sevenyear civil war and prevent a http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/u-n-pleads-for-truce-to-avert-massacre-as-strikes-hit-syrias-ghouta-for-fifth-day-idUSKCN1G60ZS2018-02-22
MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Thursday that Russia was not responsible for the situation in the rebelheld district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus NegativeMOSCOW The Kremlin said on Thursday that Russia was not responsible for the situation in the rebelheld district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-kremlin/kremlin-russia-allies-not-responsible-for-situation-in-syrias-ghouta-idUSKCN1G611O2018-02-22
BEIRUT Over a dozen people were injured on Tuesday night in eastern Ghouta where one of the heaviest bombardments in seven years of war has hammered a besieged enclave killing at least 250 people in 48 hours a war monitor said NegativeBEIRUT Over a dozen people were injured on Tuesday night in eastern Ghouta where one of the heaviest bombardments in seven years of war has hammered a besieged enclave killing at least 250 people in 48 hours a war monitor said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/pro-government-forces-hit-syrias-ghouta-with-rockets-air-raids-idUSKCN1G50S22018-02-21
The United Nations has decried the assault on eastern Ghouta where hospitals and other civilian infrastructure have been hit as unacceptable warning that the bombings may constitute war crimes NegativeBEIRUT Over a dozen people were injured on Tuesday night in eastern Ghouta where one of the heaviest bombardments in seven years of war has hammered a besieged enclave killing at least 250 people in 48 hours a war monitor said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/pro-government-forces-hit-syrias-ghouta-with-rockets-air-raids-idUSKCN1G50S22018-02-21
Conditions in eastern Ghouta besieged since 2013 had increasingly alarmed aid agencies even before the latest assault as shortages of food medicine and other basic necessities caused suffering and illness NegativeBEIRUT Over a dozen people were injured on Tuesday night in eastern Ghouta where one of the heaviest bombardments in seven years of war has hammered a besieged enclave killing at least 250 people in 48 hours a war monitor said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/pro-government-forces-hit-syrias-ghouta-with-rockets-air-raids-idUSKCN1G50S22018-02-21
MOSCOW ceasefire monitoring center has been damaged by shelling from the rebelheld district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus the TASS news agency cited Ministry of Defense as saying late on Tuesday NegativeMOSCOW ceasefire monitoring center has been damaged by shelling from the rebelheld district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus the TASS news agency cited Ministry of Defense as saying late on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-shelling/russia-says-syrian-ceasefire-monitoring-center-hit-in-shelling-tass-idUSKCN1G50JE2018-02-21
A wave of air strikes rocket fire and shelling has hit Eastern Ghouta killing at least 250 people since Sunday night NegativeMOSCOW ceasefire monitoring center has been damaged by shelling from the rebelheld district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus the TASS news agency cited Ministry of Defense as saying late on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-shelling/russia-says-syrian-ceasefire-monitoring-center-hit-in-shelling-tass-idUSKCN1G50JE2018-02-21
BEIRUT Progovernment forces pounded the rebelheld district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday in a surge of violence that a war monitor said had killed at least 250 people since Sunday night NegativeBEIRUT Progovernment forces pounded the rebelheld district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday in a surge of violence that a war monitor said had killed at least 250 people since Sunday night http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-bombs-hit-syrias-ghouta-death-toll-highest-since-2013-idUSKCN1G40N82018-02-21
The Observatory said the bombardment had killed more than 106 adults and children in eastern Ghouta on Tuesday alone NeutralBEIRUT Progovernment forces pounded the rebelheld district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday in a surge of violence that a war monitor said had killed at least 250 people since Sunday night http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-bombs-hit-syrias-ghouta-death-toll-highest-since-2013-idUSKCN1G40N82018-02-21
BEIRUT Residents of eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their turn to on Wednesday amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by progovernment forces on the besieged rebelheld enclave near Damascus NegativeBEIRUT Residents of eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their turn to on Wednesday amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by progovernment forces on the besieged rebelheld enclave near Damascus http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrias-ghouta-residents-wait-to-die-as-more-bombs-fall-idUSKCN1G50S22018-02-21
Reuters photographs taken in eastern Ghouta on Wednesday showed men searching through the rubble of smashed buildings carrying bloodsmeared people to hospital and cowering in debrisstrewn streets NegativeBEIRUT Residents of eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their turn to on Wednesday amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by progovernment forces on the besieged rebelheld enclave near Damascus http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrias-ghouta-residents-wait-to-die-as-more-bombs-fall-idUSKCN1G50S22018-02-21
Moscow on Wednesday called for the UN Security Council to meet publicly on Thursday to discuss the situation in Ghouta NeutralBEIRUT Residents of eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their turn to on Wednesday amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by progovernment forces on the besieged rebelheld enclave near Damascus http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrias-ghouta-residents-wait-to-die-as-more-bombs-fall-idUSKCN1G50S22018-02-21
The International Committee of the Red Cross called on Wednesday for humanitarian access to Ghouta especially to reach wounded people in critical need of treatment NegativeBEIRUT Residents of eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their turn to on Wednesday amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by progovernment forces on the besieged rebelheld enclave near Damascus http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrias-ghouta-residents-wait-to-die-as-more-bombs-fall-idUSKCN1G50S22018-02-21
The Observatory said many of the planes over Ghouta appear to be Russian NeutralBEIRUT Residents of eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their turn to on Wednesday amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by progovernment forces on the besieged rebelheld enclave near Damascus http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrias-ghouta-residents-wait-to-die-as-more-bombs-fall-idUSKCN1G50S22018-02-21
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday described as accusations that Russia bears some of the blame for civilian deaths in eastern Ghouta NegativeBEIRUT Residents of eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their turn to on Wednesday amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by progovernment forces on the besieged rebelheld enclave near Damascus http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrias-ghouta-residents-wait-to-die-as-more-bombs-fall-idUSKCN1G50S22018-02-21
GENEVA UN human rights chief Zeid alHussein attacked what he called a monstrous campaign of on Wednesday against the besieged civilian population of eastern Ghouta in Syria NegativeGENEVA U.N. human rights chief Zeid alHussein attacked what he called a monstrous campaign of on Wednesday against the besieged civilian population of eastern Ghouta in Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-zeid/u-n-s-zeid-rails-at-annihilation-of-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKCN1G52AI2018-02-21
BEIRUT The air strike hit eastern Ghouta on Wednesday three days into a massive bombardment NegativeBEIRUT The air strike hit eastern Ghouta on Wednesday three days into a massive bombardment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-strike/families-broken-by-the-carnage-of-ghoutas-bombs-idUSKCN1G52982018-02-21
President Bashar alAssad wants to take back eastern Ghouta an area of farmland and towns just outside Damascus that represents the biggest remaining enclave near the capital NegativeBEIRUT The air strike hit eastern Ghouta on Wednesday three days into a massive bombardment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-strike/families-broken-by-the-carnage-of-ghoutas-bombs-idUSKCN1G52982018-02-21
Two years ago the mother was killed in their home in Jobar a district where eastern Ghouta meets Damascus NegativeBEIRUT The air strike hit eastern Ghouta on Wednesday three days into a massive bombardment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-strike/families-broken-by-the-carnage-of-ghoutas-bombs-idUSKCN1G52982018-02-21
Nearly 400000 people live under siege in eastern Ghouta according to the United Nations the danger from bombs compounded by shortages of food and medicine NegativeBEIRUT The air strike hit eastern Ghouta on Wednesday three days into a massive bombardment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-strike/families-broken-by-the-carnage-of-ghoutas-bombs-idUSKCN1G52982018-02-21
BEIRUT Progovernment forces carried air raids in eastern Ghouta rebelheld enclave overnight on Monday and early on Tuesday after the heaviest oneday death toll from bombardment there in three years a war monitor said NegativeBEIRUT Progovernment forces carried air raids in eastern Ghouta rebelheld enclave overnight on Monday and early on Tuesday after the heaviest oneday death toll from bombardment there in three years a war monitor said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/bombs-still-fall-on-syrias-ghouta-after-heaviest-toll-in-years-idUSKCN1G40N82018-02-20
Other insurgent groups in eastern Ghouta including Islamist factions say the Syrian government and Russia are using the jihadist presence as a pretext to continue their bombardment NegativeBEIRUT Progovernment forces carried air raids in eastern Ghouta rebelheld enclave overnight on Monday and early on Tuesday after the heaviest oneday death toll from bombardment there in three years a war monitor said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/bombs-still-fall-on-syrias-ghouta-after-heaviest-toll-in-years-idUSKCN1G40N82018-02-20
Neither the Syrian military nor Russia commented on the renewed bombardment in eastern Ghouta but they have often said they do not target civilians NegativeBEIRUT Progovernment forces carried air raids in eastern Ghouta rebelheld enclave overnight on Monday and early on Tuesday after the heaviest oneday death toll from bombardment there in three years a war monitor said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/bombs-still-fall-on-syrias-ghouta-after-heaviest-toll-in-years-idUSKCN1G40N82018-02-20
BEIRUT A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies killed 94 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the space of 24 hours a war monitoring group said on Monday NegativeBEIRUT A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies killed 94 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the space of 24 hours a war monitoring group said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-observatory-bombing-kills-94-in-eastern-ghouta-in-a-day-idUSKCN1G31HB2018-02-20
Wael Olwan spokesman for the Failaq alRahman rebel group in eastern Ghouta said there had been heavy bombing throughout the day NegativeBEIRUT A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies killed 94 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the space of 24 hours a war monitoring group said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-observatory-bombing-kills-94-in-eastern-ghouta-in-a-day-idUSKCN1G31HB2018-02-20
Malnutrition has increased sharply in eastern Ghouta with hardly any food aid reaching the residents the UN office for humanitarian affairs says NegativeBEIRUT A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies killed 94 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the space of 24 hours a war monitoring group said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-observatory-bombing-kills-94-in-eastern-ghouta-in-a-day-idUSKCN1G31HB2018-02-20
Lavrov blamed armed by Nusra militants formerly linked to al Qaeda for current conditions in eastern Ghouta NeutralBEIRUT A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies killed 94 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the space of 24 hours a war monitoring group said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-observatory-bombing-kills-94-in-eastern-ghouta-in-a-day-idUSKCN1G31HB2018-02-20
BEIRUT Progovernment forces pounded eastern Ghouta on Tuesday killing at least 66 people after the heaviest oneday death toll in three years a monitoring group said NegativeBEIRUT Progovernment forces pounded eastern Ghouta on Tuesday killing at least 66 people after the heaviest oneday death toll in three years a monitoring group said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-bombs-hit-syrias-ghouta-after-heaviest-death-toll-in-years-idUSKCN1G40N82018-02-20
Panos Moumtzis the United humanitarian coordinator for Syria on Tuesday condemned the bombing of five hospitals in eastern Ghouta and said intentional attacks on medical facilities may amount to war NegativeBEIRUT Progovernment forces pounded eastern Ghouta on Tuesday killing at least 66 people after the heaviest oneday death toll in three years a monitoring group said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-bombs-hit-syrias-ghouta-after-heaviest-death-toll-in-years-idUSKCN1G40N82018-02-20
The Civil Defence in eastern Ghouta a rescue service that operates in rebel territory said jets battered Kafr Batna Saqba Hammouriyeh and several other towns on Tuesday NegativeBEIRUT Progovernment forces pounded eastern Ghouta on Tuesday killing at least 66 people after the heaviest oneday death toll in three years a monitoring group said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-bombs-hit-syrias-ghouta-after-heaviest-death-toll-in-years-idUSKCN1G40N82018-02-20
The warplanes are not leaving the sky at said Siraj Mahmoud a civil defense spokesman in Ghouta as the sound of explosions rang out in the background NegativeBEIRUT Progovernment forces pounded eastern Ghouta on Tuesday killing at least 66 people after the heaviest oneday death toll in three years a monitoring group said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-bombs-hit-syrias-ghouta-after-heaviest-death-toll-in-years-idUSKCN1G40N82018-02-20
The two main rebel factions in eastern Ghouta which signed the deals with Russia last summer accuse Damascus and Moscow of using the jihadist presence as a pretext for attacks NegativeBEIRUT Progovernment forces pounded eastern Ghouta on Tuesday killing at least 66 people after the heaviest oneday death toll in three years a monitoring group said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-bombs-hit-syrias-ghouta-after-heaviest-death-toll-in-years-idUSKCN1G40N82018-02-20
Moscow did not comment on the renewed bombing in eastern Ghouta on Tuesday NegativeBEIRUT Progovernment forces pounded eastern Ghouta on Tuesday killing at least 66 people after the heaviest oneday death toll in three years a monitoring group said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-bombs-hit-syrias-ghouta-after-heaviest-death-toll-in-years-idUSKCN1G40N82018-02-20
The people of Eastern Ghouta are terrified NeutralBEIRUT Progovernment forces pounded eastern Ghouta on Tuesday killing at least 66 people after the heaviest oneday death toll in three years a monitoring group said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-bombs-hit-syrias-ghouta-after-heaviest-death-toll-in-years-idUSKCN1G40N82018-02-20
BEIRUT The bombardment of rebelheld eastern Ghouta area near Damascus by progovernment forces has killed 250 people in the 48 hours since Sunday night the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday NegativeBEIRUT The bombardment of rebelheld eastern Ghouta area near Damascus by progovernment forces has killed 250 people in the 48 hours since Sunday night the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-toll/syrias-ghouta-sees-highest-48-hour-toll-since-2013-chemical-attack-observatory-idUSKCN1G42OV2018-02-20
Reuters Eastern Ghouta has become a death for children as heavy bombing is killing scores of young people trapped in the besieged enclave aid agencies said on Tuesday NegativeReuters Eastern Ghouta has become a death for children as heavy bombing is killing scores of young people trapped in the besieged enclave aid agencies said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-children/syrias-ghouta-a-death-sentence-for-children-under-siege-idUSKCN1G42NM2018-02-20
McDonald said more than 100 children in Eastern Ghouta need evacuation for lifesaving medical treatment that is not available for conditions including cancer and kidney disease NegativeReuters Eastern Ghouta has become a death for children as heavy bombing is killing scores of young people trapped in the besieged enclave aid agencies said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-children/syrias-ghouta-a-death-sentence-for-children-under-siege-idUSKCN1G42NM2018-02-20
Wesam a doctor in Eastern Ghouta who declined to give her full name told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone that children were living in intense fear NegativeReuters Eastern Ghouta has become a death for children as heavy bombing is killing scores of young people trapped in the besieged enclave aid agencies said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-children/syrias-ghouta-a-death-sentence-for-children-under-siege-idUSKCN1G42NM2018-02-20
The situation in Eastern Ghouta is tragic NeutralReuters Eastern Ghouta has become a death for children as heavy bombing is killing scores of young people trapped in the besieged enclave aid agencies said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-children/syrias-ghouta-a-death-sentence-for-children-under-siege-idUSKCN1G42NM2018-02-20
BEIRUT Accelerating bombardment by the government and its allies killed at least 35 people in the rebelheld eastern Ghouta region near Damascus in 24 hours a war monitor said on Monday NegativeBEIRUT Accelerating bombardment by the government and its allies killed at least 35 people in the rebelheld eastern Ghouta region near Damascus in 24 hours a war monitor said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/bombardment-kills-35-in-syrias-ghouta-monitor-idUSKCN1G31HB2018-02-19
Rebel groups in eastern Ghouta fired mortars at areas of Damascus held by the government killing a child and injuring eight other people Syrian state media said NegativeBEIRUT Accelerating bombardment by the government and its allies killed at least 35 people in the rebelheld eastern Ghouta region near Damascus in 24 hours a war monitor said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/bombardment-kills-35-in-syrias-ghouta-monitor-idUSKCN1G31HB2018-02-19
Eastern Ghouta the largest rebel bastion left near the capital is home to almost 400000 people according to the United Nations and has been besieged since 2013 NegativeBEIRUT Accelerating bombardment by the government and its allies killed at least 35 people in the rebelheld eastern Ghouta region near Damascus in 24 hours a war monitor said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/bombardment-kills-35-in-syrias-ghouta-monitor-idUSKCN1G31HB2018-02-19
The Observatory said the army and its allies were preparing a military offensive in eastern Ghouta NegativeBEIRUT Accelerating bombardment by the government and its allies killed at least 35 people in the rebelheld eastern Ghouta region near Damascus in 24 hours a war monitor said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/bombardment-kills-35-in-syrias-ghouta-monitor-idUSKCN1G31HB2018-02-19
BEIRUT A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies has killed 71 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the past 24 hours a war monitoring group said on Monday NegativeBEIRUT A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies has killed 71 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the past 24 hours a war monitoring group said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-observatory-bombing-kills-71-in-eastern-ghouta-in-a-day-idUSKCN1G31HB2018-02-19
The United Nations says nearly 400000 people live in eastern Ghouta a pocket of satellite towns and farms under government siege since 2013 NegativeBEIRUT A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies has killed 71 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the past 24 hours a war monitoring group said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-observatory-bombing-kills-71-in-eastern-ghouta-in-a-day-idUSKCN1G31HB2018-02-19
The Britishbased Observatory said the latest escalation started on Sunday in Ghouta the only major insurgent enclave around the capital and the dead included 14 children NegativeBEIRUT A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies has killed 71 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the past 24 hours a war monitoring group said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-observatory-bombing-kills-71-in-eastern-ghouta-in-a-day-idUSKCN1G31HB2018-02-19
Wael Olwan spokesman for the Failaq alRahman rebel group in eastern Ghouta said there was heavy bombing throughout the day NegativeBEIRUT A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies has killed 71 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the past 24 hours a war monitoring group said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-observatory-bombing-kills-71-in-eastern-ghouta-in-a-day-idUSKCN1G31HB2018-02-19
Malnutrition has increased sharply in eastern Ghouta particularly among children with barely any food aid available the UN office for humanitarian affairs says NegativeBEIRUT A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies has killed 71 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the past 24 hours a war monitoring group said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-observatory-bombing-kills-71-in-eastern-ghouta-in-a-day-idUSKCN1G31HB2018-02-19
Eastern Ghouta falls under ceasefire plans for rebel territory that Russia has brokered with the help of Turkey and Iran NegativeBEIRUT A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies has killed 71 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the past 24 hours a war monitoring group said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-observatory-bombing-kills-71-in-eastern-ghouta-in-a-day-idUSKCN1G31HB2018-02-19
Lavrov blamed armed by Nusra militants formerly linked to alQaeda for current conditions in eastern Ghouta and for targeting Damascus NeutralBEIRUT A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies has killed 71 people in the rebel pocket of eastern Ghouta in the past 24 hours a war monitoring group said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-observatory-bombing-kills-71-in-eastern-ghouta-in-a-day-idUSKCN1G31HB2018-02-19
BEIRUT Syrian government air strikes and artillery killed 71 people in the eastern Ghouta pocket near Damascus over the past 24 hours the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Monday NegativeBEIRUT Syrian government air strikes and artillery killed 71 people in the eastern Ghouta pocket near Damascus over the past 24 hours the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-casualties/syrian-observatory-71-dead-in-eastern-ghouta-in-past-day-idUSKCN1G31MF2018-02-19
In recent weeks rescue workers aid groups and the United States have accused Syria of repeatedly using chlorine gas as a weapon against civilians in Ghouta and Idlib NegativeMUNICH U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that despite denials public reports showed that Syrian President Bashar alAssad was using chemical weapons and added that it was time for the international community to hold the Syrian government to account http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/public-reports-clearly-show-assads-use-of-chemical-weapons-mcmaster-idUSKCN1G10HH2018-02-17
GENEVA An aid convoy of nine trucks carrying food health and other supplies for 7200 people reached the besieged rebelheld Damascus enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Wednesday the United Nations and Syrian Arab Red Crescent said NegativeGENEVA An aid convoy of nine trucks carrying food health and other supplies for 7200 people reached the besieged rebelheld Damascus enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Wednesday the United Nations and Syrian Arab Red Crescent said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-convoy/aid-convoy-reaches-besieged-syrian-enclave-of-ghouta-u-n-idUSKCN1FY1PM2018-02-15
GENEVA The United Nations is pursuing diplomacy at the highest level to get a ceasefire in Syria where the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta is at breaking and Idlib governorate is a a senior UN official said on Tuesday NegativeGENEVA The United Nations is pursuing diplomacy at the highest level to get a ceasefire in Syria where the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta is at breaking and Idlib governorate is a a senior UN official said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/u-n-calls-for-syria-ceasefire-says-it-is-very-possible-idUSKCN1FX2CZ2018-02-13
More than 700 patients in the besieged Damascus enclave of eastern Ghouta now await medical evacuation said Elizabeth Hoff World Health Organisation representative in Syria NegativeThe United Nations said on Monday the suffering of civilians in Syria has worsened since it called for a ceasefire six days ago in a humanitarian initiative that was rapidly derailed by an even more intense bombardment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/syria-suffering-some-of-worst-fighting-of-war-u-n-warns-idUSKBN1FW18Y2018-02-12
The draft UN resolution seen by Reuters also calls upon all parties to immediately lift the sieges of populated areas including in Eastern Ghouta Yarmouk Foua and Kefraya NegativeUNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is considering demanding a 30day ceasefire in Syria to allow the delivery of aid and the evacuation of sick and wounded diplomats said on Friday although the measure is likely to be resisted by Russia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/u-n-security-council-considers-demand-for-30-day-syria-ceasefire-idUSKBN1FU05J2018-02-10
BEIRUT The Syrian rebelheld area Eastern Ghouta of Damascus has suffered its bloodiest week since 2015 as a result of government bombardment with 229 people killed in the last four days the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian rebelheld area Eastern Ghouta of Damascus has suffered its bloodiest week since 2015 as a result of government bombardment with 229 people killed in the last four days the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-toll/syrian-rebel-held-area-suffers-bloodiest-week-since-2015-monitor-idUSKBN1FT10J2018-02-09
During the past four days 229 people were killed in Eastern Ghouta villages including 58 children and 43 Rami Abdulrahman the head of the Britainbased war monitor told Reuters NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian rebelheld area Eastern Ghouta of Damascus has suffered its bloodiest week since 2015 as a result of government bombardment with 229 people killed in the last four days the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-toll/syrian-rebel-held-area-suffers-bloodiest-week-since-2015-monitor-idUSKBN1FT10J2018-02-09
Aya Ahmed 13 from eastern Ghouta a foughtover suburb of Damascus said she was coming to school because she knew nobody and had no friends NegativeDAMASCUS Hussein alKhalaf aged 13 burst into tears as he sat in his classroom at Baheddine Rajab school near Damascus recounting why he is learning to read and write for the first time in his life http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-children/years-late-syrias-children-of-war-learn-to-read-and-write-idUSKBN1FS2ED2018-02-09
In Ghouta I had friends but we couldnt play NeutralDAMASCUS Hussein alKhalaf aged 13 burst into tears as he sat in his classroom at Baheddine Rajab school near Damascus recounting why he is learning to read and write for the first time in his life http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-children/years-late-syrias-children-of-war-learn-to-read-and-write-idUSKBN1FS2ED2018-02-09
Thousands are struggling to survive without aid or a safe place from the line of in eastern Ghouta it said in a tweet NegativeBEIRUT Syrian government air strikes killed 59 civilians including 15 children and injured 139 others on Thursday the fourth day of attacks against a rebelheld region a war monitor reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-government-warplanes-kill-59-injure-139-in-eastern-ghouta-monitor-idUSKBN1FS1FL2018-02-08
In Damascus shelling of the old city quarter by rebel factions in eastern Ghouta killed two civilians and damaged houses and properties NegativeBEIRUT Syrian government air strikes killed 59 civilians including 15 children and injured 139 others on Thursday the fourth day of attacks against a rebelheld region a war monitor reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-government-warplanes-kill-59-injure-139-in-eastern-ghouta-monitor-idUSKBN1FS1FL2018-02-08
Le Drian said international law is being violated by Turkey by the Damascus regime by Iran and those who are attacking eastern Ghouta and NegativePARIS France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that Turkey and Iran were both violating international law through their actions in Syria France’s toughest comments yet on Turkish involvement in the Syrian conflicthttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/france-says-turkey-iran-violating-international-law-in-syria-idUSKBN1FR0ZY2018-02-07
BEIRUT Air strikes killed 31 civilians including 12 children in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region near capital Damascus on Wednesday the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said NegativeBEIRUT Air strikes killed 31 civilians including 12 children in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region near Syria’s capital Damascus on Wednesday the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-casualties/air-strikes-kill-31-including-children-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-observatory-idUSKBN1FR1OL2018-02-07
UN representatives noted that Eastern Ghouta the last major rebel bastion near Damascus after almost seven years of war had not received interagency aid since November NegativeBEIRUT Air strikes killed 31 civilians including 12 children in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region near Syria’s capital Damascus on Wednesday the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-casualties/air-strikes-kill-31-including-children-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-observatory-idUSKBN1FR1OL2018-02-07
The army and its allies have besieged Eastern Ghouta a pocket of satellite towns and farms under the control of rebel factions since 2013 NegativeBEIRUT Air strikes killed 31 civilians including 12 children in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region near Syria’s capital Damascus on Wednesday the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-casualties/air-strikes-kill-31-including-children-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-observatory-idUSKBN1FR1OL2018-02-07
GENEVA UN war crimes experts said on Tuesday they were investigating multiple reports that bombs allegedly containing banned chlorine have been used against civilians in the Syrian towns of Saraqeb in Idlib and Douma in eastern Ghouta NegativeGENEVA U.N. war crimes experts said on Tuesday they were investigating multiple reports that bombs allegedly containing banned chlorine have been used against civilians in the Syrian towns of Saraqeb in Idlib and Douma in eastern Ghoutahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-warcrimes/u-n-war-crimes-experts-investigating-reports-of-chlorine-use-in-syria-idUSKBN1FQ1JS2018-02-06
The Britainbased war monitor said Syrian government aircraft and shelling hit the towns of Harasta Hamouriya Douma and other parts of the eastern Ghouta pocket near the capital NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes pounded insurgentheld suburbs east of Damascus on Tuesday killing 16 peoplehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-observatory-air-strikes-kill-16-in-eastern-ghouta-idUSKBN1FQ1AN2018-02-06
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said bombardment of Eastern Ghouta had killed 63 people NegativeBEIRUT The United Nations called on Tuesday for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Syria of at least a month as heavy air strikes were reported to have killed scores of people in the last major rebel stronghold near Damascushttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/u-n-demands-syria-ceasefire-as-air-strikes-pound-rebel-areas-idUSKBN1FQ1P72018-02-06
On Monday air strikes killed 30 people in Eastern Ghouta the Observatory said NeutralBEIRUT The United Nations called on Tuesday for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Syria of at least a month as heavy air strikes were reported to have killed scores of people in the last major rebel stronghold near Damascushttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/u-n-demands-syria-ceasefire-as-air-strikes-pound-rebel-areas-idUSKBN1FQ1P72018-02-06
The UN representatives noted that Eastern Ghouta had not received interagency aid since November NegativeBEIRUT The United Nations called on Tuesday for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Syria of at least a month as heavy air strikes were reported to have killed scores of people in the last major rebel stronghold near Damascushttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/u-n-demands-syria-ceasefire-as-air-strikes-pound-rebel-areas-idUSKBN1FQ1P72018-02-06
BEIRUT Warplanes launched heavy attacks on the two last major rebelheld areas in Syria killing at least 29 people in the Ghouta suburb near the capital and choking people with gas in Idlib in the northwest rescue workers and a war monitor said on Monday NegativeBEIRUT Warplanes launched heavy attacks on the two last major rebelheld areas in Syria killing at least 29 people in the Ghouta suburb near the capital and choking people with gas in Idlib in the northwest rescue workers and a war monitor said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/air-strikes-pound-syrias-last-rebel-strongholds-gas-chokes-civilians-idUSKBN1FP23M2018-02-05
International concern has been growing over the fate of eastern Ghouta where residents say they have been running out of food and medicine NegativeBEIRUT Warplanes launched heavy attacks on the two last major rebelheld areas in Syria killing at least 29 people in the Ghouta suburb near the capital and choking people with gas in Idlib in the northwest rescue workers and a war monitor said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/air-strikes-pound-syrias-last-rebel-strongholds-gas-chokes-civilians-idUSKBN1FP23M2018-02-05
The German government called on Monday for a thorough investigation into reports Syria had used chemical weapons in both Idlib and eastern Ghouta NegativeBEIRUT Warplanes launched heavy attacks on the two last major rebelheld areas in Syria killing at least 29 people in the Ghouta suburb near the capital and choking people with gas in Idlib in the northwest rescue workers and a war monitor said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/air-strikes-pound-syrias-last-rebel-strongholds-gas-chokes-civilians-idUSKBN1FP23M2018-02-05
The German government called on Monday for a thorough investigation into reports Syria had used chemical weapons in both Idlib and Eastern Ghouta NegativeBEIRUT Chemicals dropped from the air caused at least nine people to suffer breathing problems in an attack in northwest Syria rescue workers and doctors said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-attack/rescuers-doctors-in-syrias-rebel-held-idlib-says-chemical-gas-used-idUSKBN1FP27K2018-02-05
AMMAN The Syrian foreign ministry denied on Saturday US allegations it had used chemical weapons against rebelheld Eastern Ghouta enclave near Damascus saying the accusations were without evidence NegativeAMMAN The Syrian foreign ministry denied on Saturday U.S. allegations it had used chemical weapons against rebelheld Eastern Ghouta enclave near Damascus saying the accusations were “lies” without evidencehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-chemicalweapons/syria-denies-u-s-claims-it-used-chemical-weapons-used-against-rebel-held-areas-idUSKBN1FN0JS2018-02-03
However the Syrian Negotiations Commission an opposition group said chemical weapons had been used by the government of Bashar alAssad in Ghouta NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is concerned about the potential use of sarin gas in Syria U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday a day after Washington warned it was prepared to consider military action if necessary to deter chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian governmenthttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/u-s-mattis-says-concerned-about-syrias-potential-use-of-sarin-gas-idUSKBN1FM1VJ2018-02-02
Chemical weapons are being used in Ghouta and we have SNC spokesman Yahya alAridi told Reuters NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is concerned about the potential use of sarin gas in Syria U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday a day after Washington warned it was prepared to consider military action if necessary to deter chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian governmenthttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/u-s-mattis-says-concerned-about-syrias-potential-use-of-sarin-gas-idUSKBN1FM1VJ2018-02-02
Diplomatic and scientific sources said efforts by Syria and Russia to discredit the UNOPCW tests establishing a connection to Ghouta have so far come up with nothing NegativeTHE HAGUE The Syrian government’s chemical weapons stockpile has been linked for the first time by laboratory tests to the largest sarin nerve agent attack of the civil war diplomats and scientists told Reuters supporting Western claims that government forces under President Bashar alAssad were behind the atrocityhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-syria-crisis-chemicalweapons-exclusiv/exclusive-tests-link-syrian-government-stockpile-to-largest-sarin-attack-sources-idUSKBN1FJ0MG2018-01-30
MOSCOW military called on Damascus to hold direct talks with Syrian opposition groups in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta so the sick could be evacuated RIA news said on Monday citing defense ministry NegativeMOSCOW Russia’s military called on Damascus to hold direct talks with Syrian opposition groups in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta so the sick could be evacuated RIA news said on Monday citing Russia’s defense ministryhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-congress/russian-military-calls-for-direct-talks-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-ria-idUSKBN1FI1ME2018-01-29
BEIRUT Heavy fighting resumed in eastern Ghouta on Sunday after a short period of relative calm following reports that a ceasefire had been agreed there late on Friday a war monitor and progovernment media sources said NegativeBEIRUT Heavy fighting resumed in Syria’s eastern Ghouta on Sunday after a short period of relative calm following reports that a ceasefire had been agreed there late on Friday a war monitor and progovernment media sources saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/heavy-fighting-resumes-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKBN1FH09L2018-01-28
A resident of Damascus said bombardment could be heard coming from eastern Ghouta on Sunday morning and smoke was visible NegativeBEIRUT Heavy fighting resumed in Syria’s eastern Ghouta on Sunday after a short period of relative calm following reports that a ceasefire had been agreed there late on Friday a war monitor and progovernment media sources saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/heavy-fighting-resumes-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKBN1FH09L2018-01-28
BEIRUT Bombardment of the rebelheld eastern Ghouta area of Syria continued early on Saturday a war monitor said after an insurgent spokesman said late on Friday that Russia had promised to try to impose a ceasefire NegativeBEIRUT Bombardment of the rebelheld eastern Ghouta area of Syria continued early on Saturday a war monitor said after an insurgent spokesman said late on Friday that Russia had promised to try to impose a ceasefirehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/bombardment-continues-in-syrias-ghouta-after-ceasefire-talk-idUSKBN1FG0822018-01-27
Five bombardments targeted eastern Ghouta overnight including with rocket strikes and artillery shells said the Britainbased Syrian Observatory for Human Rights NegativeBEIRUT Bombardment of the rebelheld eastern Ghouta area of Syria continued early on Saturday a war monitor said after an insurgent spokesman said late on Friday that Russia had promised to try to impose a ceasefirehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/bombardment-continues-in-syrias-ghouta-after-ceasefire-talk-idUSKBN1FG0822018-01-27
AMMAN The Syrian opposition delegation at peace talks in Vienna received a pledge on Friday from Russia that it would press the Syrian army to enforce a ceasefire in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta an opposition spokesman said on Friday NegativeAMMAN The Syrian opposition delegation at peace talks in Vienna received a pledge on Friday from Russia that it would press the Syrian army to enforce a ceasefire in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta an opposition spokesman said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-opposition-says-russia-pledges-ceasefire-in-eastern-ghouta-idUSKBN1FF2HK2018-01-26
On Wednesday Russia denied accusations that it and the Syrian army were behind a chemical attack in eastern Ghouta on Jan NegativeAMMAN The Syrian opposition delegation at peace talks in Vienna received a pledge on Friday from Russia that it would press the Syrian army to enforce a ceasefire in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta an opposition spokesman said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-opposition-says-russia-pledges-ceasefire-in-eastern-ghouta-idUSKBN1FF2HK2018-01-26
MOSCOW Russia denied accusations that Moscow and Syrian governmental forces were behind a chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta on Jan NegativeMOSCOW Russia denied accusations that Moscow and Syrian governmental forces were behind a chemical attack in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta on Janhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-usa/moscow-denies-russian-syrian-government-forces-behind-chemical-attack-in-syrias-eastern-ghouta-idUSKBN1FD2YD2018-01-25
The recent attacks in Eastern Ghouta raise serious concerns that Bashar alAssad may be continuing to use chemical weapons against his own people NegativePARIS U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday the Syrian government may still be using chemical weapons against its own people following a suspected chlorine attack in a rebel enclave and he said Russia bore ultimate responsibilityhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-chemicalweapons-france-usa/u-s-takes-aim-at-russia-after-suspected-syrian-government-gas-attack-idUSKBN1FC27O2018-01-23
Eastern Ghouta is the last major rebelheld zone near Damascus and where at least 390000 civilians have been besieged for four years NegativePARIS U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday the Syrian government may still be using chemical weapons against its own people following a suspected chlorine attack in a rebel enclave and he said Russia bore ultimate responsibilityhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-chemicalweapons-france-usa/u-s-takes-aim-at-russia-after-suspected-syrian-government-gas-attack-idUSKBN1FC27O2018-01-23
Russia ultimately bears responsibility for the victims in Eastern Ghouta and countless other Syrians targeted with chemical weapons since Russia became involved in said Tillerson NeutralPARIS U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday the Syrian government may still be using chemical weapons against its own people following a suspected chlorine attack in a rebel enclave and he said Russia bore ultimate responsibilityhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-chemicalweapons-france-usa/u-s-takes-aim-at-russia-after-suspected-syrian-government-gas-attack-idUSKBN1FC27O2018-01-23
Rebel factions in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta have escalated their shelling of governmentcontrolled areas in and around Damascus since November the Britainbased war monitor said NegativeBEIRUT Nine Syrian civilians were killed on Monday by insurgent shelling of the old quarter of Damascus Syrian state television said citing a source from the capital’s policehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-shelling/insurgent-shelling-kills-nine-in-old-damascus-state-tv-says-idUSKBN1FB1SU2018-01-22
Eastern Ghouta is the last major rebelheld pocket near the capital NeutralBEIRUT Nine Syrian civilians were killed on Monday by insurgent shelling of the old quarter of Damascus Syrian state television said citing a source from the capital’s policehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-shelling/insurgent-shelling-kills-nine-in-old-damascus-state-tv-says-idUSKBN1FB1SU2018-01-22
He also condemned indiscriminate bombing by the Syrian regime in Idlib province and asked for immediate access for humanitarian aid to eastern Ghouta where 400000 citizens face a critical situation NegativePARIS The United Nations Security Council will hold talks about the situation in Syria on Monday French Foreign minister JeanYves Le Drian said on his Twitter feed on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-middle-east-crisis-syria-un/security-council-to-discuss-syria-on-monday-french-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1FA1102018-01-21
BEIRUT Syrian rebels in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta released 24 captive men women and children in a deal mediated by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent state media said on Tuesday NegativeBEIRUT Syrian rebels in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta released 24 captive men women and children in a deal mediated by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent state media said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-rebels-release-24-detainees-from-besieged-damascus-suburb-sana-idUSKBN1F52D22018-01-16
Eastern Ghouta is the last major rebel position close to the capital NeutralBEIRUT Syrian rebels in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta released 24 captive men women and children in a deal mediated by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent state media said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-rebels-release-24-detainees-from-besieged-damascus-suburb-sana-idUSKBN1F52D22018-01-16
Eastern Ghouta is suffering severe shortages of food fuel and drinking water World Food Programme spokesperson Bettina Luescher said on Tuesday NegativeBEIRUT Syrian rebels in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta released 24 captive men women and children in a deal mediated by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent state media said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-rebels-release-24-detainees-from-besieged-damascus-suburb-sana-idUSKBN1F52D22018-01-16
Home to around 400000 civilians the Eastern Ghouta enclave faces a humanitarian catastrophe the UN human rights chief said this week NeutralEASTERN GHOUTA Syria His brow dripping with blood and his skin caked with brick dust Abu Abdallah was pulled out from under the rubble of his house near Damascus after it was blown up in an air raidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/a-picture-and-its-story-syrian-pulled-from-rubble-mourns-martyred-young-son-idUSKBN1F123N2018-01-12
31 in steppedup attacks against the besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta the UN human rights chief said on Wednesday NegativeGENEVA Syrian government forces and their allies have killed at least 85 civilians since Dechttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-zeid/u-n-says-syrian-forces-killed-85-civilians-in-besieged-zone-idUSKBN1EZ19L2018-01-10
Backed by Russian strikes Syrian government forces have escalated military operations against Eastern Ghouta in recent months NegativeGENEVA Syrian government forces and their allies have killed at least 85 civilians since Dechttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-zeid/u-n-says-syrian-forces-killed-85-civilians-in-besieged-zone-idUSKBN1EZ19L2018-01-10
Armed opposition groups holed up in Eastern Ghouta had also continued to fire rockets into residential areas of Damascus which he said caused terror among the population NegativeGENEVA Syrian government forces and their allies have killed at least 85 civilians since Dechttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-zeid/u-n-says-syrian-forces-killed-85-civilians-in-besieged-zone-idUSKBN1EZ19L2018-01-10
The Syrian minister for national reconciliation has said the state intends to get all militants out of eastern Ghouta and restore its full control NegativeBEIRUT Syrian rebels under siege near Damascus have resorted to talks with the government’s ally Russia sometimes meeting in noman’s land as they seek to hang on to their enclavehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/talks-with-rebels-in-no-mans-land-as-russia-eyes-post-war-role-in-syria-idUSKBN1EY13J2018-01-09
Since 2013 Syrian government forces and their allies have blockaded eastern Ghouta a densely populated pocket of satellite towns and farms NegativeBEIRUT Syrian rebels under siege near Damascus have resorted to talks with the government’s ally Russia sometimes meeting in noman’s land as they seek to hang on to their enclavehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/talks-with-rebels-in-no-mans-land-as-russia-eyes-post-war-role-in-syria-idUSKBN1EY13J2018-01-09
The Ghouta remains the only big rebel enclave near the heavily fortified capital NegativeBEIRUT Syrian rebels under siege near Damascus have resorted to talks with the government’s ally Russia sometimes meeting in noman’s land as they seek to hang on to their enclavehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/talks-with-rebels-in-no-mans-land-as-russia-eyes-post-war-role-in-syria-idUSKBN1EY13J2018-01-09
Eastern Ghouta falls under ceasefire plans for rebel territory that Russia has brokered across Syria in the past year with help from Turkey and Iran NegativeBEIRUT Syrian rebels under siege near Damascus have resorted to talks with the government’s ally Russia sometimes meeting in noman’s land as they seek to hang on to their enclavehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/talks-with-rebels-in-no-mans-land-as-russia-eyes-post-war-role-in-syria-idUSKBN1EY13J2018-01-09
BEIRUT Twoyearold Emir blood still showed on his hand as she sat in a medical center in besieged eastern Ghouta where his body was taken after he died from a shellblast NegativeBEIRUT Twoyearold Emir alBash’s blood still showed on his mother’s hand as she sat in a medical center in Syria’s besieged eastern Ghouta where his body was taken after he died from a shellblasthttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-boy/boys-death-shows-danger-for-besieged-syrians-seeking-food-idUSKBN1EY1742018-01-09
Eastern Ghouta is the last big stronghold of rebels fighting President Bashar alAssad near the capital Damascus and has been besieged for years NegativeBEIRUT Twoyearold Emir alBash’s blood still showed on his mother’s hand as she sat in a medical center in Syria’s besieged eastern Ghouta where his body was taken after he died from a shellblasthttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-boy/boys-death-shows-danger-for-besieged-syrians-seeking-food-idUSKBN1EY1742018-01-09
9 percent of children under five in eastern Ghouta suffered acute malnourishment NeutralBEIRUT Twoyearold Emir alBash’s blood still showed on his mother’s hand as she sat in a medical center in Syria’s besieged eastern Ghouta where his body was taken after he died from a shellblasthttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-boy/boys-death-shows-danger-for-besieged-syrians-seeking-food-idUSKBN1EY1742018-01-09
Last Sunday rebels mainly belonging to the Islamist Ahrar al Sham faction widened their control of parts of the Military Vehicles Administration base in the Eastern Ghouta town of Harasta NegativeBEIRUT Syria’s army has broken the siege of an army base encircled by opposition forces on the eastern outskirts of Damascus state television and a war monitor reported on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-rebels/syrian-army-breaks-siege-of-army-base-near-damascus-idUSKBN1EW0U52018-01-08
The International Committee of the Red Cross said late last year it hoped to resume evacuations of critically ill people from biggest remaining siege in rebelheld eastern Ghouta NegativeUNITED NATIONS The head of the United Nations office for humanitarian affairs will visit Syria starting Tuesday partly to discuss how to improve access and delivery of aid to conflictaffected zones the UN said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-rebels/top-u-n-humanitarian-official-to-visit-syria-idUSKBN1EX26P2018-01-08
Elsewhere in Eastern Ghouta the last major rebel enclave near Damascus at least ten people were killed in aerial strikes in other nearby towns the Observatory rescuers and residents said NegativeAMMAN At least 30 civilians were killed early on Thursday when jets dropped bombs on a residential area in a besieged rebel enclave east of Syria’s capital a war monitor said identifying the planes as Russianhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/suspected-russian-jets-kill-30-near-damascus-idUSKBN1ET0L92018-01-04
Video footage posted on Thursday by activists on social media in Eastern Ghouta showed rescue workers pulling women and children from rubble NegativeAMMAN At least 30 civilians were killed early on Thursday when jets dropped bombs on a residential area in a besieged rebel enclave east of Syria’s capital a war monitor said identifying the planes as Russianhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/suspected-russian-jets-kill-30-near-damascus-idUSKBN1ET0L92018-01-04
The evacuation which started on Tuesday after a deal between Damascus and a rebel faction involved letting some patients leave rebelheld eastern Ghouta in return for insurgents releasing detainees NegativeBEIRUT The International Committee of the Red Cross said it hoped to resume evacuations of critically ill people from Syria’s biggest remaining siege on Thursday after bringing some individuals out of the area near Damascus on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-aid/icrc-hopes-to-resume-medical-evacuations-in-syrias-ghouta-idUSKBN1EM1642017-12-29
Last month the United Nations called on world powers to help arrange the medical evacuation of 500 people including 167 children from eastern Ghouta dubbing it a humanitarian emergency NegativeBEIRUT The International Committee of the Red Cross said it hoped to resume evacuations of critically ill people from Syria’s biggest remaining siege on Thursday after bringing some individuals out of the area near Damascus on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-aid/icrc-hopes-to-resume-medical-evacuations-in-syrias-ghouta-idUSKBN1EM1642017-12-29
The world body estimates 400000 civilians have been under siege in eastern Ghouta by President Bashar forces NegativeBEIRUT The International Committee of the Red Cross said it hoped to resume evacuations of critically ill people from Syria’s biggest remaining siege on Thursday after bringing some individuals out of the area near Damascus on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-aid/icrc-hopes-to-resume-medical-evacuations-in-syrias-ghouta-idUSKBN1EM1642017-12-29
Yasser Delwan a Jaish alIslam political official in Ghouta said on Wednesday that SARC had mediated between Damascus and the rebels for the swap NegativeBEIRUT The International Committee of the Red Cross said it hoped to resume evacuations of critically ill people from Syria’s biggest remaining siege on Thursday after bringing some individuals out of the area near Damascus on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-aid/icrc-hopes-to-resume-medical-evacuations-in-syrias-ghouta-idUSKBN1EM1642017-12-29
Syrian state news agency SANA said on Thursday that hundreds of still remain in eastern Ghouta most of whom are women and children NegativeBEIRUT The International Committee of the Red Cross said it hoped to resume evacuations of critically ill people from Syria’s biggest remaining siege on Thursday after bringing some individuals out of the area near Damascus on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-aid/icrc-hopes-to-resume-medical-evacuations-in-syrias-ghouta-idUSKBN1EM1642017-12-29
GENEVA Medical evacuations have begun from the Syrian rebelheld enclave of Eastern Ghouta to Damascus the International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria said early on Wednesday NegativeGENEVA Medical evacuations have begun from the Syrian rebelheld enclave of Eastern Ghouta to Damascus the International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria said early on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-aid/medical-evacuations-begin-from-syrias-eastern-ghouta-icrc-idUSKBN1EK1HV2017-12-27
Forces loyal to Assad have carried out air raids on Eastern Ghouta while besieged rebels have fired mortars into neighboring Damascus NegativeGENEVA Medical evacuations have begun from the Syrian rebelheld enclave of Eastern Ghouta to Damascus the International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria said early on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-aid/medical-evacuations-begin-from-syrias-eastern-ghouta-icrc-idUSKBN1EK1HV2017-12-27
The Jaish alIslam rebel group in Eastern Ghouta said it was releasing 29 detainees NegativeGENEVA/BEIRUT Months of deadlock over medical evacuations from Syria’s biggest remaining siege broke late on Tuesday when a deal between Damascus and a rebel faction allowed the Red Crescent to evacuate a handful of critically ill patientshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-aid/syrian-prisoner-release-deal-breaks-deadlock-on-ghouta-medical-evacuations-idUSKBN1EK1HV2017-12-27
A Jaish alIslam political official in Ghouta said the Syrian Arab Red Crescent mediated between Damascus and the rebels for the swap NegativeGENEVA/BEIRUT Months of deadlock over medical evacuations from Syria’s biggest remaining siege broke late on Tuesday when a deal between Damascus and a rebel faction allowed the Red Crescent to evacuate a handful of critically ill patientshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-aid/syrian-prisoner-release-deal-breaks-deadlock-on-ghouta-medical-evacuations-idUSKBN1EK1HV2017-12-27
ISTANBUL Turkey is working with Russia to evacuate around 500 people from the besieged Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday PositiveISTANBUL Turkey is working with Russia to evacuate around 500 people from the besieged Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkey-wants-to-bring-wounded-from-syrias-ghouta-for-treatment-idUSKBN1EI09R2017-12-24
In November the UN humanitarian adviser for Syria called the situation in eastern Ghouta a humanitarian emergency NegativeISTANBUL Turkey is working with Russia to evacuate around 500 people from the besieged Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkey-wants-to-bring-wounded-from-syrias-ghouta-for-treatment-idUSKBN1EI09R2017-12-24
The Eastern Ghouta has been besieged by army troops since 2013 in an attempt to force the rebel enclave to submission NegativeAMMAN Jets believed to be Syrian and Russian struck heavily crowded residential areas in a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus killing at least 27 people and injuring dozens in the third week of a steppedup assault residents aid workers and a war monitor said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-russian-jets-bomb-residential-areas-in-eastern-ghouta-witnesses-monitor-idUSKBN1DY01J2017-12-04
Residents said however that the failure of the army to dislodge rebels from the complex had prompted what they believe were retaliatory indiscriminate attacks on civilians in the Eastern Ghouta NegativeAMMAN Jets believed to be Syrian and Russian struck heavily crowded residential areas in a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus killing at least 27 people and injuring dozens in the third week of a steppedup assault residents aid workers and a war monitor said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-russian-jets-bomb-residential-areas-in-eastern-ghouta-witnesses-monitor-idUSKBN1DY01J2017-12-04
After a relatively calm morning shelling picked up later in the day accompanied by ground attempts to storm the besieged enclave a witness in the Eastern Ghouta area told Reuters NegativeBEIRUT Dozens of mortar bombs landed on the last major rebel stronghold near the Syrian capital Damascus on Wednesday a war monitor and a witness said on Wednesday despite a 48 hour truce proposed by Russia to coincide with the start of peace talks in Genevahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ceasefire/rebel-area-near-damascus-hit-by-heavy-shelling-despite-two-day-truce-idUSKBN1DT1D12017-11-29
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least one person was killed when dozens of mortars crashed into Eastern Ghouta on Wednesday NegativeBEIRUT Dozens of mortar bombs landed on the last major rebel stronghold near the Syrian capital Damascus on Wednesday a war monitor and a witness said on Wednesday despite a 48 hour truce proposed by Russia to coincide with the start of peace talks in Genevahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ceasefire/rebel-area-near-damascus-hit-by-heavy-shelling-despite-two-day-truce-idUSKBN1DT1D12017-11-29
Russia had arranged a pause in the fighting for Eastern Ghouta for two or three days which showed Moscow had the power to ensure deescalation agreements were respected he said NeutralGENEVA Syria’s opposition wants Russia and other states to put pressure on President Bashar alAssad to engage in peace talks in Geneva to produce a political solution within six months the chief of its delegation said at the start of negotiations on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-opposition/opposition-wants-russian-pressure-for-syria-deal-within-six-months-idUSKBN1DT2IE2017-11-29
A war monitor and a witness said on Wednesday that heavy shelling hit Eastern Ghouta in spite of the start of the Russianbacked truce there NeutralGENEVA Syria’s opposition wants Russia and other states to put pressure on President Bashar alAssad to engage in peace talks in Geneva to produce a political solution within six months the chief of its delegation said at the start of negotiations on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-opposition/opposition-wants-russian-pressure-for-syria-deal-within-six-months-idUSKBN1DT2IE2017-11-29
Eastern Ghouta is one of several zones across western Syria where Russia has brokered ceasefire deals between rebels and President Bashar government NegativeBEIRUT Shelling killed three people in the last major rebel stronghold near Damascus on Tuesday a war monitor said shortly before the UN Syria envoy said the government had agreed a ceasefire therehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/damascus-shelling-kills-three-before-truce-agreed-idUSKBN1DS11L2017-11-28
The Syrian government continued its bombing and sieges of areas including 400000 people in eastern Ghouta a rebelheld Damascus suburb Hariri said on Monday NegativeGENEVA The Syrian opposition delegation at peace talks in Geneva is aiming for the removal of President Bashar alAssad and plans to engage his negotiators in serious and direct talks the head of the opposition delegation Nasr Hariri said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-opposition/syrian-opposition-aims-for-assads-removal-in-geneva-talks-idUSKBN1DR2GX2017-11-28
Eastern Ghouta is also one of several deescalation across western Syria where Russia has brokered deals to ease fighting NegativeBEIRUT Russia proposed a twoday ceasefire on Monday in the last major rebel stronghold near the Syrian capital Damascus where warplanes killed at least 41 people in two days of air strikes as Russianbacked government forces tried to capture the areahttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russia-seeks-two-day-ceasefire-in-damascus-suburb-dozens-killed-by-air-strikes-idUSKBN1DR2DK2017-11-27
Eastern Ghouta is one of several zones across western Syria where Russia has brokered deals to ease the fighting between rebels and President Bashar government NegativeBEIRUT An intensifying push by the Syrian government and allied forces to take the last major rebel stronghold near the capital Damascus killed at least 23 people on Sunday and injured many the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights saidhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-government-push-for-damascus-rebel-enclave-kills-at-least-23-idUSKBN1DQ0G12017-11-26
forces have besieged Eastern Ghouta since 2012 and the area is suffering a humanitarian crisis NegativeBEIRUT An intensifying push by the Syrian government and allied forces to take the last major rebel stronghold near the capital Damascus killed at least 23 people on Sunday and injured many the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights saidhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-government-push-for-damascus-rebel-enclave-kills-at-least-23-idUSKBN1DQ0G12017-11-26
GENEVA Syrians in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta are so short of food that they are eating trash fainting from hunger and forcing their children to eat on alternate days the UN World Food Programme said in a report on Wednesday NegativeGENEVA Syrians in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta are so short of food that they are eating trash fainting from hunger and forcing their children to eat on alternate days the U.N. World Food Programme said in a report on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-hunger/besieged-syrians-eating-trash-fainting-from-hunger-u-n-survey-idUSKBN1DM2IP2017-11-22
Forces loyal to President Bashar alAssad have besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta since 2012 and Douma has not had a food aid convoy since receiving wheat flour rations in August NegativeGENEVA Syrians in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta are so short of food that they are eating trash fainting from hunger and forcing their children to eat on alternate days the U.N. World Food Programme said in a report on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-hunger/besieged-syrians-eating-trash-fainting-from-hunger-u-n-survey-idUSKBN1DM2IP2017-11-22
Although the area is traditionally agricultural arable land on the outskirts of Eastern Ghouta is either on the frontline of the conflict or targeted by snipers the report said NeutralGENEVA Syrians in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta are so short of food that they are eating trash fainting from hunger and forcing their children to eat on alternate days the U.N. World Food Programme said in a report on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-hunger/besieged-syrians-eating-trash-fainting-from-hunger-u-n-survey-idUSKBN1DM2IP2017-11-22
The Eastern Ghouta is part of several deescalation zones which Russia has brokered with rebels across Syria that has freed the army to redeploy in areas they can regain ground NegativeAMMAN The Syrian army backed by Russian jets on Wednesday stepped up shelling and air strikes on a besieged rebelheld enclave in Damascus a day after rebels stormed an army base in the area rebels a war monitor and residents saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/russia-syria-armies-step-up-attacks-on-damascus-enclave-rebels-idUSKBN1DF2HK2017-11-15










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His mobile theatre set as well as 23 handmade characters were lost to violence that flared up in eastern Ghouta just outside the Syrian capital of Damascus Reuters reports. NegativeAnd noone was more pleased by the move than Shadi alHallaq the only shadow puppeteer left in Damascus http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-464528342018-12-06
The locations where the most casualties were reported as a result of alleged chemical attacks were Kafr Zita in Hama province and Douma in the Eastern Ghouta. NegativeSo how has Mr Assad got so close to winning this bloody brutal http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-455869032018-10-15
I have bad memories from Eastern Ghouta NegativeHiba has fled the horrors of Syrias war before http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-454128332018-09-12
The Syrian army doesnt listen to anyone like in Eastern Ghouta she says. NegativeHiba has fled the horrors of Syrias war before http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-454128332018-09-12
But unlike in the Eastern Ghouta which was besieged by the government for five years there has been a reliable supply of food water and electricity. NegativeHiba has fled the horrors of Syrias war before http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-454128332018-09-12
In April she recalled how she had been forced to abandon her plan to get married and leave her wedding dress behind in the Eastern Ghouta. NegativeHiba has fled the horrors of Syrias war before http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-454128332018-09-12
It is now possible with official permission and a military escort to visit the ruins of Eastern Ghouta NegativeDamascus feels different http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-446854352018-07-08
However since the fall of Eastern Ghouta the big rebel enclave on the edge of Damascus in the spring all that has changed NegativeDamascus feels different http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-446854352018-07-08
Dozens of civilians were killed in the attack on the rebelheld town in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus. NegativeA chemical weapons watchdog says chlorine may have been used in Aprils attack on the Syrian city of Douma. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-447461472018-07-08
However President Bashar alAssad has set his sights on regaining control of the southwest since defeating rebels in the Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus. NeutralSyrian government forces are reported to have captured two strategic villages in the southwest of the country. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-446139432018-06-26
President Bashar alAssad has set his sights on regaining control of southwestern Syria since his forces defeated rebels in the Eastern Ghouta region outside the capital Damascus in April. NegativeHundreds of families have fled rebelheld areas of southwestern Syria in anticipation of a government offensive. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-445637692018-06-21
But the investigators are still looking into whether chemical weapons were used in an attack in April on what was then the last rebel town in the Eastern Ghouta NegativeSyrian progovernment forces committed a crime against humanity and war crimes during their siege of the Eastern Ghouta region UN investigators say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-445482982018-06-20
The fiveyear siege of the Eastern Ghouta an agricultural region outside the capital where at least 265000 civilians lived was the longest in modern history. NegativeSyrian progovernment forces committed a crime against humanity and war crimes during their siege of the Eastern Ghouta region UN investigators say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-445482982018-06-20
Rebel forces are now concentrated in Idlib where tens of thousands of fighters and their families arrived from the former Eastern Ghouta enclave last month. NegativeSyrian rebels have begun withdrawing from the last big besieged enclave that they held in the wartorn country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-440345142018-05-08
Sarin was also found by UN inspectors at the site of a 2013 attack in Ghouta which killed hundreds of people NeutralRussia has produced what it says are witnesses from Douma in Syria aiming to support its claim that an alleged chemical attack there was staged. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-439127392018-04-27
On the day of the suspected chemical attack Douma was still under the control of the Jaish alIslam group the last rebel bastion in the Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus. NegativeInternational chemical weapons experts have finally inspected the site of a suspected attack near Damascus which caused an international crisis http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-438509792018-04-21
Elsewhere the Syrian army announced on Saturday that the Eastern Ghouta region where Douma is situated had been cleared of the last rebel fighters and was fully retaken. NegativePresident Donald Trump has warned Syrias government the US is locked and loaded to strike again if it carries out chemical attacks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-437718402018-04-15
The Syrian army announced on Saturday that Doumas Eastern Ghouta region had been cleared of the last rebel fighters and was fully retaken. NegativePresident Donald Trump has defended his use of the term mission accomplished amid criticism following US UK and French air strikes on targets in Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-437762912018-04-15
The fall of Eastern Ghouta is not as significant as the governments recapture of eastern Aleppo in 2016 which changed the course of the war NegativeThe recapture of Eastern Ghouta by Syrian government forces means President Bashar alAssad is now more securely in power than at any time since the start of this sevenyear conflict. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436318382018-04-13
The United Nations calls the deals that ended the violence in Eastern Ghouta as the biggest mass evacuation of the Syrian conflict NegativeThe recapture of Eastern Ghouta by Syrian government forces means President Bashar alAssad is now more securely in power than at any time since the start of this sevenyear conflict. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436318382018-04-13
During the Eastern Ghouta campaign Russia played a key role in the bombardment but also as the main mediator in bringing the violence to an end NeutralThe recapture of Eastern Ghouta by Syrian government forces means President Bashar alAssad is now more securely in power than at any time since the start of this sevenyear conflict. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436318382018-04-13
The suspected attack denied by President Assads government was carried out in the Eastern Ghouta town of Douma on Saturday reportedly killing dozens of people. NegativeThe UNs secretary general has said the Cold War is back with a vengeance. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-437598732018-04-13
After six weeks of heavy fighting and an estimated 1700 civilian deaths in the Eastern Ghouta rebels are now leaving the area NegativeThe UNs secretary general has said the Cold War is back with a vengeance. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-437598732018-04-13
Medical sources say dozens of people were killed including children during the alleged toxic bombing of the formerly rebelheld town of Douma in the Eastern Ghouta region. NeutralThe prime minister will summon the cabinet on Thursday to discuss the governments response to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-437338612018-04-12
Syrian opposition activists rescue workers and medics say dozens of people died in a suspected chemical attack on the rebelheld town of Douma in the Eastern Ghouta region NegativeRussia has urged the US to avoid taking military action in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-437210572018-04-11
Syrian opposition activists rescue workers and medics say more than 40 people were killed on Saturday in a suspected chemical attack on Douma the last rebelheld town in the Eastern Ghouta region. NegativeSyrian opposition activists rescue workers and medics say more than 40 people were killed on Saturday in a suspected chemical attack on Douma the last rebelheld town in the Eastern Ghouta region. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436970842018-04-10
In February forces loyal to President Bashar alAssad launched an assault on the Eastern Ghouta that has reportedly left more than 1600 civilians dead. NegativeSyrian opposition activists rescue workers and medics say more than 40 people were killed on Saturday in a suspected chemical attack on Douma the last rebelheld town in the Eastern Ghouta region. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436970842018-04-10
Medical sources say dozens of people were killed including children during the alleged toxic bombing of formerly rebelheld Douma in the Eastern Ghouta region. NeutralPrime Minister Theresa May has agreed with her US and French counterparts that the international community needs to respond to an alleged chemical attack in Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-437192842018-04-10
Medical sources say dozens of people were killed on Saturday in the attack on Douma in the Eastern Ghouta region. NeutralAt least 14 people have died or were hurt after a Syrian military airport was hit by missiles state media said amid global alarm over a suspected chemical attack on a rebelheld town http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436945882018-04-09
The development means progovernment forces have now taken full control of Eastern Ghouta NegativeAt least 14 people have died or were hurt after a Syrian military airport was hit by missiles state media said amid global alarm over a suspected chemical attack on a rebelheld town http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436945882018-04-09
The development means progovernment forces have now taken full control of the Eastern Ghouta. NegativeRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said no evidence has been found of a chemical weapons attack in Syrias formerly rebelheld town of Douma. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436976702018-04-09
At least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma the last rebelheld town in Syrias Eastern Ghouta rescuers and medics say. NegativeAt least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma the last rebelheld town in Syrias Eastern Ghouta rescuers and medics say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436861572018-04-08
The proopposition Ghouta Media Center tweeted that more than 75 people had suffocated while a further 1000 people had suffered the effects of the alleged attack NegativeAt least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma the last rebelheld town in Syrias Eastern Ghouta rescuers and medics say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436861572018-04-08
In August 2013 rockets containing the nerve agent Sarin were fired at rebelheld areas of the Eastern Ghouta killing hundreds of people NegativeAt least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma the last rebelheld town in Syrias Eastern Ghouta rescuers and medics say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436861572018-04-08
Douma is the last rebelheld town in Syrias Eastern Ghouta region and is under siege from Russianbacked Syrian government forces NegativeAt least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma the last rebelheld town in Syrias Eastern Ghouta rescuers and medics say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436861572018-04-08
Forces loyal to Syrias President Bashar alAssad have recaptured almost the entire Eastern Ghouta region through a fierce offensive that started in February NegativeAt least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma the last rebelheld town in Syrias Eastern Ghouta rescuers and medics say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436861572018-04-08
Douma is the last rebel bastion in the Eastern Ghouta region outside the capital Damascus following a government offensive. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has lashed out at Syrian President Bashar alAssad and his allies Russia and Iran over a suspected chemical attack saying there will be a big price to pay. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436912912018-04-08
The Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations which runs medical facilities in the Eastern Ghouta told BBC News that 70 deaths had been confirmed. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has lashed out at Syrian President Bashar alAssad and his allies Russia and Iran over a suspected chemical attack saying there will be a big price to pay. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436912912018-04-08
Syrian state media accused terrorist media of fabricating reports about a chemical attack in order to hinder the advance of government forces through the Eastern Ghouta. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has lashed out at Syrian President Bashar alAssad and his allies Russia and Iran over a suspected chemical attack saying there will be a big price to pay. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436912912018-04-08
At least 30 people have been killed in heavy air strikes on the last rebelheld town in Syrias Eastern Ghouta region activists and rescuers say NegativeAt least 30 people have been killed in heavy air strikes on the last rebelheld town in Syrias Eastern Ghouta region activists and rescuers say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436743292018-04-06
The Syrian government appears poised to regain control of the last rebelheld town in the Eastern Ghouta region close to the capital Damascus NeutralThe Syrian government appears poised to regain control of the last rebelheld town in the Eastern Ghouta region close to the capital Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436170972018-04-02
A deal has been reached to evacuate critically injured people from Douma the last rebelheld town in Syrias Eastern Ghouta region reports say NegativeA deal has been reached to evacuate critically injured people from Douma the last rebelheld town in Syrias Eastern Ghouta region reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436090462018-04-01
The Eastern Ghouta has been besieged by the Syrian government since 2013 NeutralA deal has been reached to evacuate critically injured people from Douma the last rebelheld town in Syrias Eastern Ghouta region reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436090462018-04-01
The Ghouta assault has left more than 1600 civilians dead and thousands more wounded according to the UKbased Syrian Observatory for Human Rights NegativeA deal has been reached to evacuate critically injured people from Douma the last rebelheld town in Syrias Eastern Ghouta region reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436090462018-04-01
But despite all the odds in the depths of the siege of Eastern Ghouta there are young people still trying to study and plan for a future NeutralIn the rubble of Syrias long war there are all kinds of images of destruction and despair. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-435555962018-03-28
Mahmoud a 20yearold in Eastern Ghouta has been studying computer science with the USbased University of the People which offers degrees to people out of reach of conventional higher education NegativeIn the rubble of Syrias long war there are all kinds of images of destruction and despair. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-435555962018-03-28
In Eastern Ghouta described by the UN secretary general as hell on earth the university has about 10 students still following courses NegativeIn the rubble of Syrias long war there are all kinds of images of destruction and despair. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-435555962018-03-28
Syrian government forces have massed around the last rebelheld town in the Eastern Ghouta area after rebels were reportedly given a deadline to leave NegativeSyrian government forces have massed around the last rebelheld town in the Eastern Ghouta area after rebels were reportedly given a deadline to leave http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-435672372018-03-28
Syrian rebel groups have pulled out of more towns in the Eastern Ghouta as the government tightens it grip on the enclave outside Damascus NeutralSyrian rebel groups have pulled out of more towns in the Eastern Ghouta as the government tightens it grip on the enclave outside Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-435301472018-03-25
About of the Eastern Ghouta is now under government control NeutralSyrian rebel groups have pulled out of more towns in the Eastern Ghouta as the government tightens it grip on the enclave outside Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-435301472018-03-25
In recent weeks they have cut the Eastern Ghouta into three separate pockets forcing rebels to negotiate withdrawals NegativeSyrian rebel groups have pulled out of more towns in the Eastern Ghouta as the government tightens it grip on the enclave outside Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-435301472018-03-25
The rebels in Eastern Ghouta encompass multiple factions including jihadists and infighting between them has led to losses of ground to the Syrian government NegativeSyrian rebel groups have pulled out of more towns in the Eastern Ghouta as the government tightens it grip on the enclave outside Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-435301472018-03-25
The Eastern Ghouta is so close to Damascus that rebels have been able to fire mortars into the heart of the capital leading to scores of civilian deaths NegativeSyrian rebel groups have pulled out of more towns in the Eastern Ghouta as the government tightens it grip on the enclave outside Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-435301472018-03-25
One of the remaining Syrian rebel groups in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus has announced a ceasefire NeutralOne of the remaining Syrian rebel groups in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus has announced a ceasefire http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-435095402018-03-23
In recent weeks they have cut the Eastern Ghouta into three separate pockets NeutralOne of the remaining Syrian rebel groups in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus has announced a ceasefire http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-435095402018-03-23
That evacuation deal was the first agreed since the offensive on the Eastern Ghouta was stepped up a month ago NegativeOne of the remaining Syrian rebel groups in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus has announced a ceasefire http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-435095402018-03-23
Syrian rebels and their families have begun leaving a key town in the besieged Eastern Ghouta area as part of an evacuation deal with the government NegativeSyrian rebels and their families have begun leaving a key town in the besieged Eastern Ghouta area as part of an evacuation deal with the government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-435002342018-03-22
The BBCs Martin Patience in Beirut says the deal may put pressure on the rebel groups that control the two other pockets in the Eastern Ghouta to do the same NegativeSyrian rebels and their families have begun leaving a key town in the besieged Eastern Ghouta area as part of an evacuation deal with the government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-435002342018-03-22
Rebel groups have stepped up artillery attacks since progovernment forces launched a major air and ground assault on the Eastern Ghouta a month ago NegativeAt least 35 civilians have been killed in a rocket attack on a busy market in a governmentheld district of Syrias capital Damascus state media report. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-434777072018-03-21
An air strike has reportedly killed 15 children and two women sheltering in a school basement in Syrias besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region NegativeAn air strike has reportedly killed 15 children and two women sheltering in a school basement in Syrias besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-434701472018-03-20
The assault in the northwest coincides with a Syrian and Russian offensive on Eastern Ghouta an enclave near Damascus NegativeTurkishbacked forces have taken full control of the centre of the SyrianKurdish city of Afrin. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-434476242018-03-18
Russian air strikes reportedly killed 31 people in the Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus on Friday after 20000 people left the region NegativeAs many as 50000 people have fled separate offensives against rebel forces in northern and southern Syria in recent days activists say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-434270922018-03-16
Fridays deaths in the Eastern Ghouta town of Kafr Batna were reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights a UKbased monitoring group NegativeAs many as 50000 people have fled separate offensives against rebel forces in northern and southern Syria in recent days activists say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-434270922018-03-16
Referring to the Eastern Ghouta Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the bombing of civilians was unacceptable NegativeAs many as 50000 people have fled separate offensives against rebel forces in northern and southern Syria in recent days activists say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-434270922018-03-16
Thousands of civilians are reported to be fleeing a town in the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region of Syria as government forces advance NegativeThousands of civilians are reported to be fleeing a town in the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region of Syria as government forces advance. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-434143482018-03-15
The International Committee of the Red Cross said the aid was just a fraction of what was needed in Eastern Ghouta where almost 400000 people remain trapped NeutralThousands of civilians are reported to be fleeing a town in the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region of Syria as government forces advance. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-434143482018-03-15
People in need of medical treatment have been evacuated from the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area on the outskirts of capital Damascus NegativePeople in need of medical treatment have been evacuated from the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area on the outskirts of capital Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-434051012018-03-14
Elsewhere in the Eastern Ghouta there were reports of fresh air strikes PositivePeople in need of medical treatment have been evacuated from the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area on the outskirts of capital Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-434051012018-03-14
The Syrian police meanwhile told Sana that five civilians had been injured by shells fired at governmentcontrolled areas of Damascus by rebels in the Eastern Ghouta NegativePeople in need of medical treatment have been evacuated from the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area on the outskirts of capital Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-434051012018-03-14
The fighting in northern Syria came as a group of sick and injured civilians were evacuated from the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus which is under siege by government forces NegativeThe Turkish military says it has surrounded the Kurdishheld city of Afrin in northern Syria the focus of an offensive against a Kurdish militia http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433841202018-03-13
The largest rebel group in besieged Eastern Ghouta region says it has agreed with the key ally Russia to evacuate wounded people NegativeThe largest rebel group in besieged Eastern Ghouta region says it has agreed with the key ally Russia to evacuate wounded people. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433782912018-03-12
More than 1100 civilians have been killed and 4000 wounded since the government stepped up its offensive on the Eastern Ghouta on 18 February NegativeThe largest rebel group in besieged Eastern Ghouta region says it has agreed with the key ally Russia to evacuate wounded people. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433782912018-03-12
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has warned Syria it would be very unwise to use poison gas in Eastern Ghouta amid reports of chlorine attacks NegativeUS Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has warned Syria it would be very unwise to use poison gas in Eastern Ghouta amid reports of chlorine attacks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433649232018-03-11
Rescue workers and activists in Eastern Ghouta say the Syrian government has used chlorine during its assault but the government denies this NegativeUS Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has warned Syria it would be very unwise to use poison gas in Eastern Ghouta amid reports of chlorine attacks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433649232018-03-11
Syrian rebel group Jaish alIslam has agreed to evacuate jihadist fighters being held in its prisons in besieged Eastern Ghouta a statement says NeutralSyrian rebel group Jaish alIslam has agreed to evacuate jihadist fighters being held in its prisons in besieged Eastern Ghouta a statement says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433519572018-03-10
Eastern Ghouta is so close to Damascus that it is possible for rebels to fire mortars into the heart of the capital which has led to scores of civilian deaths NegativeSyrian rebel group Jaish alIslam has agreed to evacuate jihadist fighters being held in its prisons in besieged Eastern Ghouta a statement says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433519572018-03-10
Hundreds of thousands of residents are still thought to live in the Eastern Ghouta seven years into the civil war PositiveSyrian rebel group Jaish alIslam has agreed to evacuate jihadist fighters being held in its prisons in besieged Eastern Ghouta a statement says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433519572018-03-10
The Syrian army has made a significant advance in its effort to take rebelheld Eastern Ghouta reports say NeutralThe Syrian army has made a significant advance in its effort to take rebelheld Eastern Ghouta reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433573812018-03-10
The Syrian government began a major offensive last month to retake Eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus NegativeThe Syrian army has made a significant advance in its effort to take rebelheld Eastern Ghouta reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433573812018-03-10
Syrian state television also said the army had splinted Eastern Ghouta but a spokesman for one of the main rebel groups told Reuters neither Harasta nor Douma were cut off NegativeThe Syrian army has made a significant advance in its effort to take rebelheld Eastern Ghouta reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433573812018-03-10
On Friday a UN convoy was able to successfully deliver aid to Eastern Ghouta after previous deliveries were halted by shelling NeutralThe Syrian army has made a significant advance in its effort to take rebelheld Eastern Ghouta reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433573812018-03-10
A UN aid convoy has managed to enter the rebelheld area of Eastern Ghouta in Syria which has been under intense bombardment officials say NeutralA UN aid convoy has managed to enter the rebelheld area of Eastern Ghouta in Syria which has been under intense bombardment officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433432662018-03-09
Forces loyal to the Syrian government have reportedly taken half of the Eastern Ghouta the last rebelheld enclave close to the capital Damascus NegativeForces loyal to the Syrian government have reportedly taken half of the Eastern Ghouta the last rebelheld enclave close to the capital Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433200402018-03-08
Regime forces control more than of Ghouta Rami Abdel Rahman head of the UKbased Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP news agency NegativeForces loyal to the Syrian government have reportedly taken half of the Eastern Ghouta the last rebelheld enclave close to the capital Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433200402018-03-08
The Ghouta Media Centre reported at least 20 deaths NeutralForces loyal to the Syrian government have reportedly taken half of the Eastern Ghouta the last rebelheld enclave close to the capital Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433200402018-03-08
Rebel factions in Ghouta denied Beit Sawa had been seized according to the Kumait news agency which is affiliated with Jaysh alIslam Islamist fighters NegativeForces loyal to the Syrian government have reportedly taken half of the Eastern Ghouta the last rebelheld enclave close to the capital Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433200402018-03-08
Medics in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area of Syria say they have been treating people with breathing problems after a suspected chlorine attack NegativeMedics in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area of Syria say they have been treating people with breathing problems after a suspected chlorine attack. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433002932018-03-06
A spokesman for one of the dominant rebel groups in Eastern Ghouta Faylaq alRahman accused Russia key ally of military escalation and of trying to displace the population by force NegativeMedics in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area of Syria say they have been treating people with breathing problems after a suspected chlorine attack. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433002932018-03-06
More than 700 people have been killed in violence in Eastern Ghouta since the government intensified its offensive in recent weeks many of them children NegativeMedics in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area of Syria say they have been treating people with breathing problems after a suspected chlorine attack. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-433002932018-03-06
Meanwhile medics in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area of Syria say they have been treating people with breathing problems after a suspected chlorine attack NegativeA Russian military transport plane has crashed in Syria killing more than 30 people the defence ministry says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-433058352018-03-06
An aid convoy carrying urgently needed supplies has entered the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area of Syria for the first time in weeks NegativeAn aid convoy carrying urgently needed supplies has entered the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area of Syria for the first time in weeks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432852982018-03-05
Another 5640 people have been injured in the Eastern Ghouta an agricultural region east of the capital Damascus according to a local oppositionrun health directorate NegativeAn aid convoy carrying urgently needed supplies has entered the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area of Syria for the first time in weeks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432852982018-03-05
convoy is in Eastern Ghouta shd be in there 12 hours NegativeAn aid convoy carrying urgently needed supplies has entered the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area of Syria for the first time in weeks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432852982018-03-05
He said he supported a Russiansponsored daily truce of five hours to allow the majority of those in the Eastern Ghouta to escape the areas under the control of terrorists NegativeAn aid convoy carrying urgently needed supplies has entered the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area of Syria for the first time in weeks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432852982018-03-05
Progovernment forces in Syria have reportedly recaptured about of the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta enclave NegativeProgovernment forces in Syria have reportedly recaptured about of the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta enclave http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432753352018-03-04
Some 393000 people are trapped in the Eastern Ghouta which has been besieged by the government since 2013 NegativeProgovernment forces in Syria have reportedly recaptured about of the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta enclave http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432753352018-03-04
Moscow has offered civilians in the Eastern Ghouta safe passage during the pauses but the Syrian Observatory says none have departed since Tuesday PositiveProgovernment forces in Syria have reportedly recaptured about of the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta enclave http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432753352018-03-04
Residents are reported to be fleeing the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta enclave in Syria as the situation there was described as beyond critical NegativeResidents are reported to be fleeing the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta enclave in Syria as the situation there was described as beyond critical http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432778562018-03-04
The Eastern Ghouta is dominated by Jaysh alIslam NeutralResidents are reported to be fleeing the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta enclave in Syria as the situation there was described as beyond critical http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432778562018-03-04
A resident speaking to the BBC described the situation in the Eastern Ghouta as beyond critical NegativeResidents are reported to be fleeing the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta enclave in Syria as the situation there was described as beyond critical http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432778562018-03-04
Meanwhile the UN Human Rights Council is due to debate the situation in besieged Eastern Ghouta area NeutralEight Turkish soldiers have been killed in fighting in the north Syrian region of Afrin the military says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432516522018-03-02
An elderly Pakistani couple have been evacuated from the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area in Syria during one of the daily humanitarian pauses NegativeAn elderly Pakistani couple have been evacuated from the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area in Syria during one of the daily humanitarian pauses. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432404572018-03-01
Medics say more than 580 people have been killed in the Eastern Ghouta since the government and its allies intensified their bombardment on 18 February NeutralAn elderly Pakistani couple have been evacuated from the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area in Syria during one of the daily humanitarian pauses. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432404572018-03-01
A second daily pause in fighting in the Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus is due to begin to allow in relief aid PositiveNorth Korea has been sending equipment to Syria that could be used in chemical weapons manufacturing US media says citing findings by UN experts. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432196142018-02-28
Suspected chlorine gas attacks have been recently reported in Syria including on Sunday in the Eastern Ghouta a besieged rebelheld enclave near the capital Damascus NegativeNorth Korea has been sending equipment to Syria that could be used in chemical weapons manufacturing US media says citing findings by UN experts. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432196142018-02-28
A fivehour pause in the Syrian assault on the rebelheld area of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus has now begun NegativeA fivehour pause in the Syrian assault on the rebelheld area of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus has now begun http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432087052018-02-27
President Vladimir Putin has ordered a daily fivehour pause in the Syrian assault on the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area NegativePresident Vladimir Putin has ordered a daily fivehour pause in the Syrian assault on the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432009562018-02-26
The official Sana news agency meanwhile cited police as saying a civilian had been injured in the governmentcontrolled Qassa area of Damascus by shells fired by Eastern Ghouta rebels NegativePresident Vladimir Putin has ordered a daily fivehour pause in the Syrian assault on the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-432009562018-02-26
The Eastern Ghouta rebel enclave near Damascus has been bombarded by government forces for the past week NegativeThe UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30day ceasefire in Syria to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431839032018-02-25
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said the situation in the Eastern Ghouta is like hell on Earth NegativeThe UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30day ceasefire in Syria to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431839032018-02-25
The Syrian government says its attempts to recapture Eastern Ghouta are directly due to the HTS presence there NegativeThe UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30day ceasefire in Syria to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431839032018-02-25
Hundreds of people have died in a week of bombardment of the Eastern Ghouta enclave near the capital Damascus NegativeAir strikes by the Syrian government on a rebelheld enclave have continued despite a ceasefire resolution passed by the UN Security Council on Saturday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431878882018-02-25
At least three people are reported to have died in the latest attacks while one rebel group in the Eastern Ghouta said it had killed a number of government soldiers NegativeAir strikes by the Syrian government on a rebelheld enclave have continued despite a ceasefire resolution passed by the UN Security Council on Saturday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431878882018-02-25
The strikes targeted the outskirts of Douma the main town in the Eastern Ghouta the UKbased Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said NeutralAir strikes by the Syrian government on a rebelheld enclave have continued despite a ceasefire resolution passed by the UN Security Council on Saturday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431878882018-02-25
Syrian forces on the ground are pushing to enter the Eastern Ghouta both opposition and progovernment sources said on Sunday NegativeAir strikes by the Syrian government on a rebelheld enclave have continued despite a ceasefire resolution passed by the UN Security Council on Saturday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431878882018-02-25
Rebels operating in the Eastern Ghouta include a variety of factions and infighting between them has led to past losses of ground to the Syrian government NegativeAir strikes by the Syrian government on a rebelheld enclave have continued despite a ceasefire resolution passed by the UN Security Council on Saturday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431878882018-02-25
The Syrian government says its attempts to recapture the Eastern Ghouta are directly due to the HTS presence there NegativeAir strikes by the Syrian government on a rebelheld enclave have continued despite a ceasefire resolution passed by the UN Security Council on Saturday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431878882018-02-25
The victims in the Eastern Ghouta include 121 children says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights a UKbased group monitoring the conflict NegativeSyrian government forces have killed more than 500 civilians during a week of intense bombardment of a rebel enclave near Damascus activists say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431828542018-02-24
Eastern Ghouta is so close that it is possible for rebels to fire mortars into the heart of Damascus which has also led to civilian deaths NeutralSyrian government forces have killed more than 500 civilians during a week of intense bombardment of a rebel enclave near Damascus activists say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431828542018-02-24
A fourdaylong bombardment by Syrian government forces is reported to have killed more than 300 civilians in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area NegativeA fourdaylong bombardment by Syrian government forces is reported to have killed more than 300 civilians in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431480102018-02-22
From September until the end of November no commercial vehicles were permitted to enter the Eastern Ghouta at all NegativeA fourdaylong bombardment by Syrian government forces is reported to have killed more than 300 civilians in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431480102018-02-22
Syrian government forces are reported to have carried out a new wave of air and artillery strikes on the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region NegativeSyrian government forces are reported to have carried out a new wave of air and artillery strikes on the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431551052018-02-22
The Union of Medical Care and Relief Organisations which operates hospitals in the Eastern Ghouta says more than 305 civilians were killed between Monday and Wednesday NegativeSyrian government forces are reported to have carried out a new wave of air and artillery strikes on the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431551052018-02-22
The situation in the rebelheld enclave of the Eastern Ghouta in Syria is beyond imagination the UN says NeutralThe situation in the rebelheld enclave of the Eastern Ghouta in Syria is beyond imagination the UN says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431368312018-02-21
The Eastern Ghouta is dominated by the Islamist faction Jaysh alIslam NeutralThe situation in the rebelheld enclave of the Eastern Ghouta in Syria is beyond imagination the UN says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431368312018-02-21
People have nowhere to turn a local doctor told the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organisations which supports medical facilities in the Eastern Ghouta NegativeThe situation in the rebelheld enclave of the Eastern Ghouta in Syria is beyond imagination the UN says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431368312018-02-21
The government has allowed one humanitarian convoy into the Eastern Ghouta since late November and there are severe shortages of food NegativeThe situation in the rebelheld enclave of the Eastern Ghouta in Syria is beyond imagination the UN says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431368312018-02-21
The UN Secretary General has demanded an immediate end to fighting in the Eastern Ghouta in Syria describing the rebel enclave as a hell on earth NegativeThe UN Secretary General has demanded an immediate end to fighting in the Eastern Ghouta in Syria describing the rebel enclave as a hell on earth. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431460422018-02-21
The Eastern Ghouta has been under fierce bombardment from government forces in recent days NeutralThe UN Secretary General has demanded an immediate end to fighting in the Eastern Ghouta in Syria describing the rebel enclave as a hell on earth. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431460422018-02-21
Russia has meanwhile called for an urgent Security Council meeting on Thursday to discuss the violence in the Eastern Ghouta NeutralThe UN Secretary General has demanded an immediate end to fighting in the Eastern Ghouta in Syria describing the rebel enclave as a hell on earth. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431460422018-02-21
Bombardments by Syrian government forces have killed dozens of civilians in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus activists say NegativeBombardments by Syrian government forces have killed dozens of civilians in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus activists say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431215472018-02-20
Almost 400000 people live in the Eastern Ghouta which has been under siege since 2013 NeutralBombardments by Syrian government forces have killed dozens of civilians in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus activists say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431215472018-02-20
UN regional humanitarian coordinator Panos Moumtzis said it was imperative to end the senseless human suffering in Eastern Ghouta NegativeBombardments by Syrian government forces have killed dozens of civilians in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus activists say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431215472018-02-20
In the UN the topic of humanitarian problems in Eastern Ghouta and Idlib is being actively hyped up he said according to Russian media reports NegativeBombardments by Syrian government forces have killed dozens of civilians in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus activists say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431215472018-02-20
More than 60 civilians have reportedly been killed in fresh Syrian government attacks on the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus NegativeMore than 60 civilians have reportedly been killed in fresh Syrian government attacks on the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431271892018-02-20
The Syrian military has not commented on the reports from the Eastern Ghouta but said it carried out precision strikes on areas from which the shells were launched NegativeMore than 60 civilians have reportedly been killed in fresh Syrian government attacks on the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431271892018-02-20
A local doctor told the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organisations which supports medical facilities in the Eastern Ghouta that it was catastrophic NegativeMore than 60 civilians have reportedly been killed in fresh Syrian government attacks on the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431271892018-02-20
The Syrian government is taking its tactic of attrition to the extreme in the Eastern Ghouta NegativeMore than 60 civilians have reportedly been killed in fresh Syrian government attacks on the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431271892018-02-20
The rebelheld Syrian region of the Eastern Ghouta has received its first aid delivery in almost three months PositiveThe rebelheld Syrian region of the Eastern Ghouta has received its first aid delivery in almost three months http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-430624382018-02-14
But aid delivery to the Eastern Ghouta was relatively small by UN standards NeutralThe rebelheld Syrian region of the Eastern Ghouta has received its first aid delivery in almost three months http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-430624382018-02-14
But inside the Eastern Ghouta the humanitarian situation is rapidly worsening NeutralThe rebelheld Syrian region of the Eastern Ghouta has received its first aid delivery in almost three months http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-430624382018-02-14
A monitoring group and opposition activists said at least 54 people including 15 children died in attacks across the Eastern Ghouta on Thursday NegativeFour days of intense Syrian government strikes on a besieged rebelheld area outside Damascus are reported to have killed more than 200 civilians. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-429964532018-02-08
An estimated 400000 people are trapped in the Eastern Ghouta and face severe shortages of food fuel and medical supplies NegativeFour days of intense Syrian government strikes on a besieged rebelheld area outside Damascus are reported to have killed more than 200 civilians. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-429964532018-02-08
These are the worst four days that Eastern Ghouta has ever gone through said Hamza a doctor at a clinic in Arbin told AFP news agency NegativeFour days of intense Syrian government strikes on a besieged rebelheld area outside Damascus are reported to have killed more than 200 civilians. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-429964532018-02-08
Shells fired by rebels based in the Eastern Ghouta meanwhile reportedly killed two civilians and damaged houses in the governmentcontrolled Old City of Damascus NegativeFour days of intense Syrian government strikes on a besieged rebelheld area outside Damascus are reported to have killed more than 200 civilians. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-429964532018-02-08
Rescuers and a monitoring group said warplanes bombed several towns in the Eastern Ghouta on Wednesday causing buildings to collapse on residents NegativeAt least 23 civilians are reported to have been killed in a new wave of Syrian government air strikes on a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-429747462018-02-07
An estimated 400000 people are trapped in the Eastern Ghouta which has been under a siege by progovernment forces since 2013 NegativeAt least 23 civilians are reported to have been killed in a new wave of Syrian government air strikes on a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-429747462018-02-07
Many people living in nearby governmentcontrolled districts of Damascus have also been killed by shells fired by rebels based in the Eastern Ghouta NegativeAt least 23 civilians are reported to have been killed in a new wave of Syrian government air strikes on a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-429747462018-02-07
He also said it was really outrageous that the government had not authorised a single aid delivery to the Eastern Ghouta and other besieged areas in two months NegativeAt least 23 civilians are reported to have been killed in a new wave of Syrian government air strikes on a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-429747462018-02-07
Their call came as air strikes reportedly killed more than 40 people in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area NegativeThe UN has appealed for an immediate ceasefire in Syria as the government intensified its bombardment of a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-429629882018-02-06
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights a UKbased monitoring group said at least 30 people were killed in strikes in the Eastern Ghouta on Monday NegativeThe UN has appealed for an immediate ceasefire in Syria as the government intensified its bombardment of a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-429629882018-02-06
The SOHR and state media also said that shells fired by rebels in the Eastern Ghouta had killed three people in governmentheld parts of Damascus NegativeThe UN has appealed for an immediate ceasefire in Syria as the government intensified its bombardment of a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-429629882018-02-06
Later government air and artillery strikes on the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus left another 24 people dead the Syria Civil Defence reported NegativeNine people were treated for breathing difficulties after a bomb believed to be filled with chlorine was dropped on a rebelheld town in Syria medics say.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-429440332018-02-05
Police said the shellfire came from the Eastern Ghouta a besieged rebelheld region on the outskirts of the city NeutralNine civilians including a threeyearold child were killed by mortars fired by rebel fighters at the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday state media sayhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-427880492018-01-23
In the same period more than 350 people have been killed in government air and artillery strikes on the Eastern Ghouta according to the monitoring group NegativeNine civilians including a threeyearold child were killed by mortars fired by rebel fighters at the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday state media sayhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-427880492018-01-23
About 400000 people in the Eastern Ghouta have been under siege by government forces since 2013 and are running short of food fuel and medicines NegativeNine civilians including a threeyearold child were killed by mortars fired by rebel fighters at the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday state media sayhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-427880492018-01-23
People in the Eastern Ghouta region which is under daily bombardment reported a smell of gas after a missile strike the BBC has learned NegativeA chlorine gas attack has been carried out on a besieged rebelheld enclave on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus reports say.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-426756572018-01-13
Yusuf Ibrahim a teacher who now lives underground in the rebelheld town of Harasta just outside Eastern Ghouta described the situation there NeutralA chlorine gas attack has been carried out on a besieged rebelheld enclave on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus reports say.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-426756572018-01-13
Eastern Ghouta is one of several deescalation zones in Syria announced by Russia Iran and Turkey in 2017 NegativeA chlorine gas attack has been carried out on a besieged rebelheld enclave on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus reports say.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-426756572018-01-13
Meanwhile 17 civilians died in air raids in Eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Saturday a monitor said NegativeAt least 10 hospitals in rebelheld areas of Syria have suffered direct air or artillery attacks over the past 10 days aid workers say.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-425913342018-01-07
Mr De BrettonGordon said many children in Eastern Ghouta needed medical evacuation NeutralAt least 10 hospitals in rebelheld areas of Syria have suffered direct air or artillery attacks over the past 10 days aid workers say.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-425913342018-01-07
The Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria Jan Egeland also told the BBC that several of the remaining health facilities in the Eastern Ghouta had been hit yet again NegativeAt least 10 hospitals in rebelheld areas of Syria have suffered direct air or artillery attacks over the past 10 days aid workers say.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-425913342018-01-07
Twentyfive civilians are reported to have been killed in air strikes on two towns in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area outside capital Damascus NegativeTwentyfive civilians are reported to have been killed in air strikes on two towns in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area outside Syria's capital Damascus.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-425660632018-01-04
The Eastern Ghouta is designated a deescalation zone by Russia and Iran the other main ally along with Turkey which backs the rebels NeutralTwentyfive civilians are reported to have been killed in air strikes on two towns in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area outside Syria's capital Damascus.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-425660632018-01-04
A senior UN official says he fears children waiting to be evacuated from the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area near the Syrian capital Damascus are being used as bargaining chips NeutralA senior UN official says he fears children waiting to be evacuated from the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area near the Syrian capital Damascus are being used as bargaining chips.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-424989892017-12-28
News of the latest evacuations from the Eastern Ghouta came in a tweet from the Syrian American Medical Society a medical relief organisation that supports hospitals in rebelheld Syria NegativeA senior UN official says he fears children waiting to be evacuated from the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area near the Syrian capital Damascus are being used as bargaining chips.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-424989892017-12-28
Mr Egeland said those still in the Eastern Ghouta had very little left in the way of medical facilities NegativeA senior UN official says he fears children waiting to be evacuated from the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area near the Syrian capital Damascus are being used as bargaining chips.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-424989892017-12-28
The Eastern Ghouta has been designated a deescalation zone by the Syrian main allies Russia and Iran along with Turkey which backs the opposition NegativeA senior UN official says he fears children waiting to be evacuated from the besieged rebelheld Eastern Ghouta area near the Syrian capital Damascus are being used as bargaining chips.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-424989892017-12-28
Nearly of children in Eastern Ghouta which has a total population of 400000 are suffering from acute malnutrition the UN has said NegativeMedical evacuations have begun in a rebelheld suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus the Red Cross has said.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-424895292017-12-27
The charity operates in Eastern Ghouta NeutralMedical evacuations have begun in a rebelheld suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus the Red Cross has said.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-424895292017-12-27
The children are among more than 130 needing urgent medical treatment in rebelheld Eastern Ghouta NegativeSyrian President Bashar alAssad is considering a request to evacuate seven children with cancer from a besieged area a British charity says.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-424673062017-12-23
And if he gives us the goahead then the plan is that we will get to Ghouta as quickly as we can get the children NegativeSyrian President Bashar alAssad is considering a request to evacuate seven children with cancer from a besieged area a British charity says.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-424673062017-12-23
Last month UN humanitarian coordinator Jan Egeland said nine people with urgent medical needs had died in Eastern Ghouta after requests to evacuate them were denied NegativeSyrian President Bashar alAssad is considering a request to evacuate seven children with cancer from a besieged area a British charity says.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-424673062017-12-23
The 400000 people trapped in the Eastern Ghouta are also facing a frightening food shortage and a huge increase in food prices according to the ICRC NegativeThe situation in a besieged rebelheld area near Syria's capital has reached a critical point the International Committee of the Red Cross has warned.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-423942592017-12-18
The Eastern Ghouta has been under siege by government forces since 2013 NegativeThe situation in a besieged rebelheld area near Syria's capital has reached a critical point the International Committee of the Red Cross has warned.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-423942592017-12-18
Last week the humanitarian coordinator for Syria rebuked Russia and Iran for not doing more to give aid agencies access to the Eastern Ghouta NegativeThe situation in a besieged rebelheld area near Syria's capital has reached a critical point the International Committee of the Red Cross has warned.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-423942592017-12-18
Jan Egeland told the BBC the failure to persuade the Syrian government their ally to allow desperately ill children to be evacuated from the Eastern Ghouta showed complete impotence NegativeThe UN's humanitarian coordinator for Syria has rebuked Russia and Iran for not doing more to give aid agencies access to a besieged rebel enclave.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-422672892017-12-07
Jan Egeland said there had been nine deaths so far among those waiting for permission to leave the Eastern Ghouta NegativeThe UN's humanitarian coordinator for Syria says 500 people with urgent medical needs must be evacuated from a besieged rebelheld area near Damascus.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-421860642017-11-30
The UN has been trying for weeks to arrange medical evacuations in the Eastern Ghouta where towns and villages have been under siege since 2013 NegativeThe UN's humanitarian coordinator for Syria says 500 people with urgent medical needs must be evacuated from a besieged rebelheld area near Damascus.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-421860642017-11-30
The Syrian government has accepted a Russian proposal for a ceasefire in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus the UN says NegativeThe Syrian government has accepted a Russian proposal for a ceasefire in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus the UN sayshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-421564992017-11-28
Two weeks ago following a surprise ground offensive by jihadist rebels progovernment forces stepped up their attacks on the Eastern Ghouta reportedly with Russian air support NegativeThe Syrian government has accepted a Russian proposal for a ceasefire in the rebelheld Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus the UN sayshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-421564992017-11-28
In a separate development on Monday the Syrian Observatory said another 18 people had been killed by government air strikes and shellfire in rebelheld Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus NegativeRussia has denied its warplanes carried out air strikes on a village in eastern Syria on Sunday which activists say killed dozens of civilians.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-421425792017-11-27
The UKbased Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said several towns in Eastern Ghouta were hit by air strikes and artillery fire NegativeAt least 23 people have been killed in attacks by Syrian government troops on a rebelheld enclave on the outskirts of Damascus a monitoring group sayshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-421304782017-11-26
On Sunday the SOHR said that children were among the victims of the government attacks in Eastern Ghouta NeutralAt least 23 people have been killed in attacks by Syrian government troops on a rebelheld enclave on the outskirts of Damascus a monitoring group sayshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-421304782017-11-26
Eastern Ghouta is one of several deescalation zones in Syria announced by Russia Iran and Turkey earlier this year NegativeAt least 23 people have been killed in attacks by Syrian government troops on a rebelheld enclave on the outskirts of Damascus a monitoring group sayshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-421304782017-11-26