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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 March 2019

WATCH: The struggle to survive in Eastern Ghouta - Syria's last rebel stronghold

Inhabitants of Eastern Ghouta have endured suffering in every form since the siege began in 2013

Eastern Ghouta is one of the final rebel-held areas in Syria. Near Damascus, it is a battle-scarred region that has been under near-daily bombardment and a crippling government siege since 2013.

It is strategically vital to president Bashar Al Assad. Despite residents facing a humanitarian crisis, rebels controlling the region have been able to use it as a base for attacks on the capital.

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