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State Media: Syrian Army Announces Eastern Ghouta Free of Militants

This photo released March, 22, 2018, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian government forces overseeing the evacuation by buses of rebel fighters and their families, at a checkpoint in eastern Ghouta, Syria.

Syria's 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.

"All the terrorists have left Douma city, their last bastion in eastern Ghouta," the statement said.