>> Raising the Syrian flag in the scarred suburbs of its capital. These images were broadcast on Syrian state television on Thursday. Now it's reporting that rebels in the last area not under government control in that part of the country, have surrendered. These crowds are chanting that they are ready to sacrifice themselves for President Bashar al-Assad.
It comes after bombardments from Syrian forces, that also hit a refugee camp. These pictures taken by a Reuters photographer, show some of the strikes. The camp is in an area contested by warring factions of rebels and jihadists. It's unclear how many may have been killed, or who controls it now.
But a Reuters' source familiar with negotiations between the insurgents and government, said some fighters will be transported out. Some will go to eastern Syria, where Islamic state still holds some territory, and others to rebel enclaves in the northwest.
e thing that is clear, those missile and airstrikes by Britain, France and United States against Assad last Saturday, have had no effect in stopping him from accelerating efforts against the last rebel holdouts.
The White House said that the strikes were only to act as a deterrent against the use of chemical weapons, in the conflict. Meanwhile, the international inspectors sent to investigate the suspected chemical attack that triggered the Western counterstrike, are still yet to reach the site. Also, despite Assad's advances, Russia on Friday said it wasn't certain that Syria would be able to remain a single country when the conflict ends, whenever that is.