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Syrian Forces Capture More Ground in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian government forces have captured more ground in eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb controlled by rebel forces. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Saturday that government forces captured the town of Mesraba, 10 kilometers east of Damascus. The report was disputed, but if true, such a development would divide Ghouta into three isolated parts, weakening the rebels’ hold on the area. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has maintained a near-relentless assault...

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