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Syrian regime forces enter the village of Utaya on March 5, 2018, as they seized more ground in a fierce offensive to retake the battered rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta. Regime troops and allied forces pushed into the enclave from the east in recent days and have retaken a third of Eastern Ghouta, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
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Syrian regime forces enter the village of Utaya on March 5, 2018, as they seized more ground in a fierce offensive to retake the battered rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta. Regime troops and allied forces pushed into the enclave from the east in recent days and have retaken a third of Eastern Ghouta, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

Trucks filled with food and medical aid crossed into eastern Ghouta in Syria on Monday. The area is controlled by rebels and has been under siege for months. Hundreds of people have been killed in attacks there in the last two weeks.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Joshua Landis (@joshua_landis), director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

This segment aired on March 5, 2018.

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