Syrian government forces take control over 90% of Eastern Ghouta

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Syrian government forces have gained control over 90 percent of the Eastern Ghouta region as militants continue to leave their last major stronghold near the capital Damascus.

On Friday, the Syrian forces celebrated the departure of the last group of militants and their families from the town of Harasta in Eastern Ghouta, Reuters reported.

Following the Syrian forces? sweeping advances in the area, the militants agreed to leave the area to the militant-held territory in the northwest in return for safe passage out.

In a second pocket around the towns of Arbin, Jobar, Zamalka and Ein Terma, nearly 7,000 Failaq al-Rahman militants and their families will also leave for the northwest on Saturday morning.

The group would also release captured government soldiers, Wael Alwan, spokesman for the Failaq al-Rahman group, said.

The city of Douma is the last militant stronghold in eastern Ghouta. Negotiations are currently underway for removing the…

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