Saying goodbye to 'hell on earth'
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Eastern Ghouta: Saying goodbye to 'hell on earth'

Thousands of Syrian rebel fighters and civilians are being bussed from Eastern Ghouta after two rebel groups reached a withdrawal deal with the Syrian government.

The enclave is close to the capital, Damascus, and residents – who have lived under siege for five years – have suffered intense bombardment by Russian-backed Syrian government forces in recent weeks.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres described conditions there as "hell on earth".

  • 27 Mar 2018
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