Besieged by government forces since 2013, Ghouta is the last remaining rebel-held area near the capital.
Jaish al-Islam and Failaq al-Rahman, another large rebel group in Eastern Ghouta, said they have staged counter-attacks in recent days that retook some lost positions.
Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces have also cut off the main highway that links northern Ghouta with its southern parts, isolating the town of Douma, the largest in the area.
An aid convoy crossed into the embattled rebel-held suburbs of Damascus Friday, delivering desperately needed aid despite heavy fighting that broke out "extremely close" to the convoy and renewed airstrikes by the Syrian government.
Almost 950 civilians have been killed since Russia-backed government forces launched a blistering assault on the last opposition bastion near Damascus on Feb 18.
It follows a pause in Syrian government air strikes overnight, with the situation in the besieged enclave on Friday described as "calm".
The presence of H.T.S. has been a chief justification cited by the Syrian government and its most powerful ally, Russia, for the scorched-earth bombing campaign they are carrying out in Eastern Ghouta.
Fistfights on the road to a white nationalist speech
Hundreds of protestors had gathered on a road leading into the campus when they were met by several dozens supporters of Spencer. Media representatives for the university could not immediately be reached for comment. "We chased them away".
Call of Duty 2018: New Leak Points to Black Ops 4
There are three developers in the CoD camp, and they take it in turns making the games: Infinity Ward, Treyarch and Sledgehammer. It appears this year's Call of Duty could indeed be Call of Duty : Black Ops 4 , if the latest leak is any indication.
Ichiro close to signing a deal to return to the Mariners
Surefire Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki is finalizing a one-year deal to return to Seattle, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale. Outfielder Guillermo Heredia is also still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, leaving Seattle thin at the position.
The ferocious three-week assault on the last major rebel stronghold near Damascus has captured about half its area and killed 960 people, according to the Observatory.
The evacuation deal came after Jaish al-Islam sent a letter last month to the United Nations vowing to facilitate the evacuation of the former al-Qaeda members.
The government says its forces now control half the enclave.
"Tense negotiations continue between representatives of the Center. leaders of the illegal armed formations of the Syrian opposition in order to reach an agreement on the withdrawal of the second line of militants from the zone of de-escalation of East Ghouta", he said, according to Russian news agencies.
Further north in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the Turkish army and its Free Syrian Army allies could enter the town of Afrin "at any moment" and are surrounding its centre.
Saturday, Ankara-backed rebels advanced against Kurdish militia in northwest Syria, coming to within two kilometres (just over one mile) of the flashpoint town of Afrin, the Observatory said. Russian military outposts in the country have also come under rebel attacks recently, including a massive drone raid earlier this year involving 13 aircraft equipped with satellite navigation.
While he brought in tremendous profits and oversaw unprecedented financial innovations, there was also a dark side. Leslie Shribman, Goldman's vice president of media relations, declined to comment on the matter.
Bryant's Instagram account shows him holding trophies from several big awards shows while posing as a victor . "I got this. Frances McDormand poses in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles .
The new update looks quite promising as it brings a whole new live Mario to the navigation maps using Google Maps on your device. Mario , the Italian plumber, first appeared in Donkey Kong in 1981, and in 1983 Mario got his own game with his brother Luigi.
The military also said only terror targets were being destroyed and "utmost care" was being taken to not harm civilians. But, according to him, the advance sparked "major concerns" for tens of thousands of civilians in the town of Afrin .
Smith was detained for public intoxication previous year after a vehicle crash with an unmarked police auto . Smith has been on the suspended list since November 2015 for violating the NFL's policy on substance abuse.
Paul suffered from multiple broken ribs in the attack , but returned to Washington less than two weeks after. Boucher has explained that the attack was not politically motivated, but was merely over a property dispute.
Google is celebrating the commencement of the Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang city of South Korea with a special doodle. An additional two nations will make their Winter Games debut - Tajikistan and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Anthony Davis is absolutely blowing up right now as the New Orleans Pelicans make their way up the Western Conference standings. The Clippers took their first lead of the game at 49-48 on Harris' layup off an alley-oop pass from Williams in the second.
The researchers said it is possible the same holds true on other social media platforms but said more study was needed. A false rumor cascade was more likely to begin with a young, unverified account with a small number of followers.
Yes, he was expected to run fast, but hype creates pressure on top prospects to perform up to expectations. Lauletta showed off his athleticism and threw well during the workout portion of the Combine.
Jen is a true ray of sunshine, so it makes sense that her workout routine would be just as peppy, happy, and joyful. But still, we wonder what Garner really was thinking during the now-infamous Oscars moment...
Subsequently, she was convicted of a tax violation for the one-cent difference in where she sat and where she was supposed to sit. Wanda Robson , the sister of Viola Desmond , smiles as the new $10 featuring her sister Viola Desmond is unveiled.
In Google's blog post announcing Android P , it mostly focused on key features as well as app-building tools for developers. This Google Lens' integration is finally rolled out with an update of the Google Photos app.
The order for a delay by the government panel is unusual, since CFIUS doesn't usually investigate before a merger is agreed. Stockholders can also change their votes up until and including in the meeting, which has yet to be rescheduled.
Brown , finishing a dunk, fell awkwardly as he lost his grip on the rim after being fouled, the Star Tribune reported. That was a positive sign, as was the tweet he sent after the game. "Just glad we got it out of the way pretty early".
The Bears are projected to have $49.6 million in cap space next season if Fuller signs the transition tag, per Over the Cap . Fuller showed promise in his first year back after having arthroscopic surgery on one of his knees in early August of 2016.
United Kingdom kept the lead in double digits until Georgia scored with 1:27 left to make it 58-49 but the Bulldogs got no closer. According to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports , Crean is likely to be a candidate for the Georgia job vacated by the fired Mark Fox.
Political parties including DMK, MDMK and the Left lashed out at Raja, a BJP national secretary, with DMK working president M.K. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his strong disapproval of statues being vandalised in parts of the country.
The NPP, which won 19 assembly seats in the just ended polls, is the second largest party after the Congress which won 21 seats. After the swearing-in ceremony, Sangma told reporters that his government is clear about its agenda which is good governance.
Ancient agrarian civilizations used a form of daylight saving time , adjusting their timekeeping depending on the sun's activity. State legislators appear ready to abandon standard time during the winter months in favor of year-round daylight saving time .
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is traveling to Sacramento to make a "major" announcement Wednesday about sanctuary cities . The action prompted quick and harsh protests from local officials, including the president of the U.S.
Thompson sprained his ankle in that game in which he also scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 28 minutes of action. Detroit scored the next six points, but its frustration mounted as Drummond and Griffin were both whistled for technicals.
After watching the steaming turd that was the boy's night, I then turned over to the three hour finale of The Bachelor . I'm one of the few people who watches Married at First Sight and The Bachelor for something other than the drama.
A new staff bonus reward program implemented by United Airlines was quickly canned after employees sharply criticized it. On Monday, United is "pressing the pause button" as it considers employee feedback, Kirby said.
That JPMorgan Chase & Co.is seemingly among the first banks Amazon has approached about the project is most likely no coincidence. Collaboration, not disruption: Amazon does not appear to want to compete against the banking industry's titans.