March 29, 2018 / 12:04 PM / a year ago

Russia says 'counter-terrorist operation' in Syria's Ghouta almost over: RIA

A view of damaged buildings in Jobar as seen from Harasta highway, in Damascus, Syria March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday that a “counter-terrorist operation” in Syria’s eastern Ghouta was almost over, RIA state news agency reported.

Speaking at a weekly briefing, Maria Zakharova said Douma, the main town in eastern Ghouta, remained under the control of Islamist fighters.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Andrey Ostroukh

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