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.