March 9, 2018 / 1:03 PM / in 6 months

Syrian state media says rebels shell Ghouta crossing point

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state television on Friday reported that rebels in eastern Ghouta were shelling and shooting at the al-Wafidin crossing point to stop civilians leaving the besieged rebel enclave.

Al-Wafidin is the same crossing point through which an aid convoy entered eastern Ghouta earlier on Friday. Insurgents have repeatedly denied targeting civilians trying to leave eastern Ghouta.

Reporting by Angus McDowall; Editing by Catherine Evans

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