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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
East Ghouta Liberating Campaign Nearly Over
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
According to Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, 11,000 terrorists and 19,000 family members were relocated from East Ghouta to Idlib province.
Negotiations are underway to shift remaining elements from the enclave. Operations begun by Syrian and allied forces on February 18 are nearing completion – liberating the last major stronghold held by US-supported terrorists since 2013.
Over 130,000 civilians were freed from captivity, held as human shields by US-supported terrorists. Perhaps a few thousand more at most remain to be freed.
The earlier sniper threat no longer exists. Russian and Syria forces performed heroically, near-completing their East Ghouta liberating mission far more quickly than months of effort required to free East Aleppo from US-supported terrorists by yearend 2016.
A statement by Russia's Defense Ministr
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