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Rappler's latest stories on enclaves


Fresh strikes on Syria jihadist enclave kill 13

May 29, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Analysts predict that the government of President Bashar al-Assad and its allies will continue to chip away at the area but not unleash a major assault that would create chaos on Turkey's doorstep

SYRIA. This picture taken on May 29, 2019 shows smoke plumes rising following reported Syrian government forces' bombardment on the town of Khan Sheikhun in the southern countryside of the jihadist-held Idlib province. Photo by Anas Al-dyab/AFP

First rebels leave Syria enclave under Russian-brokered deal

Mar 23, 2018 - 9:06 AM

(UPDATED) It comes as a spokesman for the Faylaq al-Rahman rebel group in the southern rebel pocket of Ghouta announces that 'agreement has been reached for a ceasefire, through the auspices of the United Nations'

EVACUATION. Syrian civilians gather outside a vehicle during an evacuation by the Syrian Red Crescent in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on March 22, 2018, on their way to the government controlled Wafidin crossing. Photo by Hamza Al-Ajweh/AFP

Delegation from Syria rebel enclave mulls evacuation deal

Mar 11, 2018 - 8:51 PM

'The committee discussed a proposed reconciliation that would guarantee exit for those that want to leave, both civilians and rebels, from Hammuriyeh to other areas in Syria under rebel control,' says a member of the committee

DESTRUCTION.A picture taken on March 2, 2018 shows a Syrian youth looking through a balcony from a severely damaged building at the exposed painted walls of rooms that were hit by shelling in the rebel-held besieged town of Ayn Tarma in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. Photo by Ammar Suleiman/AFP

Syria regime pummels besieged Eastern Ghouta

Mar 09, 2018 - 11:01 AM

More than 930 civilians have been killed in the nearly 3-week assault on the last rebel enclave outside the capital, where dozens suffered overnight from a suspected chlorine attack

SYRIA. Members of the Syrian government forces occupy a lookout position on the front-line with the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave near its southern town of Jisreen on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus on March 8, 2018. Photo by Louai Beshara/AFP

Aid convoy quits Syria enclave as regime presses onslaught

Mar 06, 2018 - 11:56 AM

Dozens of United Nations trucks reach the main town of Douma, the first aid convoy to arrive since a bloody Russian-backed assault began more than two weeks ago

AID FOR SYRIANS. Displaced Syrians wait to receive aid from Russian soldiers as they return to their villages in the area of Abu al-Duhur on March 4, 2018. Photo by George Ourfalian/AFP

5-day assault on Syria enclave kills more than 400

Feb 23, 2018 - 1:38 PM

Mounting calls for a humanitarian truce in one of the bloodiest episodes of Syria's 7-year conflict fail to stop 46 more people being killed by air strikes and rocket fire

SYRIA BOMBARDMENT. A Syrian man carries an infant injured in government bombing in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on February 19, 2018. File photo by Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP

UN bid for Syria ceasefire falters as Russia says no deal

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:32 AM

During a council meeting called by Russia, Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia presents a new raft of amendments to a draft resolution that would allow deliveries of humanitarian aid and medical evacuations during the pause

UNSC ON SYRIA. Russia tells the UN Security Council that there is still no agreement on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. File photo by UN/Mark Garten

Inside the clubhouse where Duterte holds court

May 18, 2016 - 12:30 PM

The setting of a giant job fair and the formation of a new national government is a clubhouse at the end of a lonely road in Davao City

POWERHOUSE. This clubhouse in Davao City is where Rody Duterte will hold office until he is proclaimed the 16th president of the Philippines. Photo by Manman Dejeto / Rappler

Thousands celebrate historic India-Bangladesh border pact

Jun 07, 2015 - 3:30 PM

An historic agreement will now allow thousands living in enclaves near the Bangladesh India border to choose their nationality after decades of stateless limbo

LEADERS. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L), Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (C) and the Chief Minister of the Indian state of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee (R) wave after a flag-off bus service between India and Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 6, 2015. Stringer/EPA

The context of the Binays’ entitlement complex

Dec 27, 2013 - 3:46 PM

The Dasmagate scandal is not a simple case of the Binays behaving badly