DAMASCUS, SYRIA (06:35 PM) – Video footage by the Abkhazian Network News Agency (ANNA), whose journalists report from the frontlines in the ranks of the Syrian Arab Army, shows the operation that liberated the East Ghouta town of Saqba.

Saqba was liberated by Syrian army troops on Saturday, in an operation that was supported by local residents of the city, who rose up against the terrorist and rebel organisations that were in control before.

According to reports, rebel militants often used Saqba civilians as human shields, and cracked down mercilessly on anyone suspected of supporting the Syrian Arab Republic. Rebels reportedly punished supporters of the Syrian government and army by confiscating all their possessions and food, and leaving them to starve.

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Ehhh? If they tried to starve my family I’d take all steps covertly and, if the opportunity arises, overtly to eliminate as many of the foreign-backed jihadis.