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Syrians Flee Eastern Ghouta Under Tenuous Ceasefire

March 27, 2018: For the past few years, Syria's Eastern Ghouta region has been under siege by the Russian-backed government of Bashar al-Assad. In the past month alone, more than 1600 civilians have been killed and thousands wounded as government forces have borne down on the Damascus suburb. Late last week, a tentative ceasefire allowed thousands of civilians and rebel fighters to leave Ghouta and relocate in the northwestern province of Idlib. The city of Douma now remains the only rebel-controlled area near the capital. The Takeaway examines the tenuous state of affairs among Syria's many factions. Plus, we look at the doctors on the front lines of the war on gun violence; the response from the people of Sacramento to the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark, who was unarmed; the expulsion of Russian diplomats from over 20 countries; and the disparity in healthcare that women of color face.

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