Syrian army continues operations in depth of Eastern Ghouta area

Syrian army continues operations in depth of Eastern Ghouta area

A war-monitoring group says Syrian government shelling and airstrikes killed 80 people in the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus the previous day, making it the deadliest day there since the U.N.'s Security Council last month demanded a cease-fire across Syria.

The grim conclusions, based on more than 500 interviews, coincided with reports of heavy civilian casualties in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta, where Syrian and Russian forces pushed on with a ferocious offensive aimed at crushing the last major rebel stronghold in the area.

Russia, President Bashar al-Assad's most powerful ally, has offered rebels safe passage out with their families and personal weapons.

"(Syrian) government forces continued to use chemical weapons against armed group fighters in eastern Ghouta", it said.

Russian Federation and Damascus have accused rebels of preventing civilians from leaving eastern Ghouta during daily ceasefires.Rebels have consistently denied the accusation and say people will not leave because they fear the government.

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After six and a half years collecting evidence, commission members said on Tuesday that they planned to work vigorously on behalf of the victims but emphasized "there can be no trade-off between justice for the victims and a viable political solution" to the conflict.

Syrian government soldiers walk down a street in the town of al-Mohammadiyah, east of the capital Damascus, on March 7, 2018, as Syrian army soldiers push into the militant-held Eastern Ghouta enclave. And Syria's failure to implement it has only been made worse by Russia's apparent inability or unwillingness to push its ally in Damascus to comply.

The misery in a besieged rebel suburb of Damascus caused by the Syrian government's relentless push to crush the area is indicative of a "new phase of horror" in Syria's war, a top United Nations official has said.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry, consistent with its past positions, has denied the targeting of civilians, but Syria's official news agency, SANA, announced on Tuesday that soldiers loyal to the government had captured the town of Muhamadiya, just at the edge of Eastern Ghouta, and said that the military would continue its push to recapture the city.

It comes amid a crushing Syrian government military offensive on eastern Ghouta, home to about 400,000 people.

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People in eastern Ghouta "are exhausted, they are angry", he said.

In attacks since Wednesday morning, ground attacks and airstrike targeted Eastern Ghouta's Douma and Haresta districts and the Sakba, Ayn Terma, Arbin, Hammuriyah, Beit Sawa, Jisrin, Misraba and Kafr Batna regions.

"It shows what a farce this de-escalation zone has become", Nauert said. The goal of the operation is clear Turkey's Syrian border from the terrorist threat.

For the first time since February 14, a humanitarian convoy chartered by the United Nations was authorized yesterday to enter Eastern Ghouta in the direction of Douma.

Exhausted civil defence workers took advantage of a few hours of calm to dislodge the body of a resident, killed in bombardment several days ago, from a collapsed building.

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