Syrians from rebel-held Eastern Ghouta arrive at a government-held checkpoint in Adra after escaping the enclave through a corridor opened by government forces on Thursday. Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Syrian civilians fled from a rebel pocket in eastern Ghouta on Thursday, crossing by foot to army positions in the first mass exodus from(...)

A Syrian child receives treatment for breathing difficulties at a clinic in eastern Ghouta on Thursday, after regime air strikes. Photograph: Amer Almohibany/AFP/Getty Images

Syria’s army is poised to slice rebel-held eastern Ghouta in two as forces advancing from the east link up with troops at its western edge, a pro-Dam(...)