BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has managed to establish full control over Saqba in Eastern Ghouta on Sunday, after intense battles with rebel forces.

The army brought a significant amount of humanitarian aid and food, which was welcomed by local residents, who, in their own words, were fed animal fodder by the rebels.

“They [the insurgents] were forcing people to support them by making them starve. They starved and humiliated people. They were forcing the people who are not involved in weapons or any of that, who just wanted to get their daily food supplies,” one resident said as he recalled the dire conditions the city was under.

He added: “You may see some smiles on people’s faces as the army has come, but it is greater happiness inside.”

Heavy machinery was also deployed to clear the streets from rubble.

Source: Ruptly

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