In Syria, human rights monitors say at least 70 people have been killed in the last 24 hours by the Russian-backed Syrian government’s continued airstrikes and artillery fire against Eastern Ghouta, outside the capital Damascus. Monitors say a humanitarian aid convoy has been blocked from delivering supplies to residents trapped in the rebel-held area, which has been besieged by the Syrian government for years. The rescue group the White Helmets says at least 30 people appear to have suffocated from a suspected chlorine gas attack on Monday night. The Syrian government’s ongoing offensive against Eastern Ghouta comes despite a U.N. Security Council ceasefire and a 5-hour daily ceasefire brokered by Russia, the Syrian government’s main backer.
Syria: Monitors Say 70 Killed in 24 Hours Amid Ongoing Gov’t Assault on Eastern Ghouta
HeadlineMar 06, 2018