Douma - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Douma


Russia, Turkey, Iran stress unity at Syria talks

Apr 28, 2018 - 1:39 PM

(UPDATED) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the 3 countries 'must help the Syrians finish cleansing their country of terrorists'

SYRIA CRISIS. In this file photo, the former rebel Syrian town of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus is seen on April 17, 2018 after the Syrian army declared that all anti-regime forces have left Eastern Ghouta, following a blistering two-month offensive on the rebel enclave. AFP/STRINGER

Experts take samples from site of alleged Syria gas attack

Apr 22, 2018 - 12:35 AM

Analysts say that if toxic chemicals were used, OPCW inspectors would still be able to find important traces in clothes, walls, rocks and soil in Douma, although their potency decreases with time

OPCW. The logo of OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) at the headquarters in The Hague. File photo by John Thys/AFP

Chemical inspectors await all-clear to begin work in Syria's Douma

Apr 18, 2018 - 9:10 AM

Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari tells a meeting of the UN Security Council that the team of experts will begin work on Wednesday, April 18, once they receive the all-clear from the security detail

DOUMA. The former rebel Syrian town of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus is seen on April 17, 2018 after the Syrian army declared that all anti-regime forces have left Eastern Ghouta, following a blistering two month offensive on the rebel enclave. AFP/STRINGER

Macron condemns Syria 'chemical attacks' – Elysee

Apr 09, 2018 - 8:24 AM

The statement from the Elysee Palace says Macron 'strongly condemned the chemical attacks on April 7 against the population of Douma'

MACRON. French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks to the magistrates of the Court of Auditors (Cour des Comptes) during the Court solemn hearing to mark the beginning of the year in Paris on January 22, 2018. File photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Fresh raids pound Syria's rebel Douma after talks falter

Apr 07, 2018 - 3:04 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are accused of using 'poisonous chlorine gas,' but state media says these allegations are rebel 'fabrications'

'Final evacuation deal reached' for Syria's Ghouta

Apr 01, 2018 - 5:08 PM

(UPDATED) The retaking of Eastern Ghouta would mark a major milestone in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's efforts to regain control of territory seized by rebel factions

Syria's army vows to finish off last Ghouta rebels

Apr 01, 2018 - 12:12 AM

The announcement comes shortly after state media said a penultimate pocket of Eastern Ghouta was 'empty of terrorism'

EASTERN GHOUTA. Syrian government forces' infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) and trucks drive past damaged buildings down a street in the Eastern Ghouta town of Hazzeh on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, on March 28, 2018, in the direction of the rebel-held town of Douma. Photo by Stringer/AFP

Syria army cuts off main town in Ghouta rebel enclave

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:49 PM

Meanwhile, Ankara-backed rebels advance against the Kurdish People's Protection Units in the enclave of Afrin in northwestern Syria

Death toll in Syria enclave tops 500 after UN delays truce vote

Feb 24, 2018 - 6:27 PM

(UPDATED) At least 29 civilians have been killed in fresh strikes on Eastern Ghouta on Saturday, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

FRESH STRIKES. Smoke billows following a regime air strike on the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, late on February 23, 2018. Photo by Ammar Suleiman/AFP

18 dead in Syria regime air raids near Damascus – monitor

Mar 15, 2015 - 9:10 PM

The raids on the town of Douma come the conflict enters its fifth year and the death toll soars over 215 000

Syrians walk amidst the rubble in search for survivors following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the Maysar neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on February 7, 2015. Zein al-Rifai/AMC/AFP

Syria hit by flesh-eating maggot disease

Nov 29, 2014 - 10:09 AM

Myiasis is not lethal for humans but its appearance says a lot about worsening living conditions in war ravaged Syria

Hungry Syrians clash with rebels over food cache

Nov 15, 2014 - 11:29 PM

Residents of Douma town in Damascus province attempt to storm food depots belonging to a charity linked to the Army of Islam rebel brigade

Egypt court upholds prison terms for protest leaders

Apr 07, 2014 - 11:59 PM

Ahmed Maher Mohamed Adel and Ahmed Douma were charged with organizing an unauthorized and violent protest in November days after the passage of a law banning all but police sanctioned protests

Egypt court jails anti-Mubarak activists for 3 years

Dec 22, 2013 - 8:24 PM

An Egyptian court sentenced 3 activists who spearheaded the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak to 3 years in jail for organising an unlicensed protest