Eastern Ghouta

‘Hell on Earth’ in Eastern Ghouta must stop: UN chief

Ongoing attacks by Syrian government forces and their allies has created “hell on Earth” for civilians stuck in a rebel-held Damascus suburb, the UN’s chief said on Monday, as air strikes and ground operations continued despite a days-old ceasefire. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, ordered a “humanitarian pause” from 9am-2pm[…]

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UN Security Council unanimously backs Syria ceasefire

With Russia’s backing, the UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously backed a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow for humanitarian aid deliveries and medical evacuations as the death toll topped 500 people in the seven day bombing campaign. The resolution demanding the ceasefire “without delay” was adopted as Syrian government[…]

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Syria war: Leaving Ghouta is not an option

By Haid Haid The public attention (both in the region and the west) – as a result of the Syrian army’s ongoing attack on the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta – has been gradually shifting away from blaming the government for launching a war of extermination against its citizens. Instead,[…]

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Ceasefire takes effect in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

A Russian-negotiated ceasefire has gone into effect in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, the last remaining rebel stronghold near the capital, Damascus. The truce, which started Saturday, is expected to bring temporary relief to an estimated 400,000 people in the area suffering from acute food and medicine shortages. Eastern Ghouta has been[…]

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