Syrian troops encircle city in embattled insurgent enclave

Native authorities exterior the Syrian capital say authorities forces have reduce off their city from a surrounding rebel-held enclave, isolating 20,000 residents with no entry to help.

A member of the native council of Harasta stated Wednesday that residents have been in underground shelters for lengthy intervals amid heavy bombardment. He stated authorities forces have seized native cemeteries, forcing residents to bury their lifeless elsewhere.

He spoke on situation of anonymity out of security issues.

Harasta is in jap Ghouta, a rebel-held area that has been below a crippling siege and day by day bombardment for weeks. Opposition activists say greater than 1,100 civilians have been killed for the reason that newest offensive started in February.

Authorities forces have not too long ago cut up the enclave in two and reduce off the cities of Douma and Harasta.

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