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PHOTOS: Syria's Ghouta reels from strikes, clashes despite ceasefire call

Middle East News
Mon, 26 Feb 2018
AFP
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Ten-year-old Omar who was injured in an air strike, that killed several members of his family, on their home in Otaybah, in Syria's rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, receives treatment at a make-shift hospital in Kafr Batna on February 25, 2018. (AFP Photo)



Douma: Desperate civilians trapped in one of the most ferocious assaults of Syria's civil war awaited aid and medical help Monday after regime air strikes pounded rebel-held Eastern Ghouta despite UN ceasefire demands.

More than 500 people have been killed in a major bombing campaign by President Bashar al-Assad's forces that has hammered the enclave on the edge of Damascus for over a week.

After days of diplomatic wrangling, the United Nations Security Council on Saturday adopted a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria "without delay" to allow for aid deliveries and medical evacuations.

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