United Nations chief: People in E. Ghouta 'living in hell on earth'

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Mr Macron said: "The (Syrian) regime and some of its allies have chose to target civilian populations, and presumably some of its opponents".

"How much cruelty will it take before the worldwide community can speak with one voice to say enough dead children, enough wrecked families, enough violence, and take resolute, concerted action to bring this monstrous campaign of annihilation to an end?"

Fighters loyal to Syria's government entered the Afrin enclave late Tuesday to support of the Syrian Kurdish militia.

Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed almost 130 people in two days, marking some of the deadliest bombardment of the rebellious region in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday.

A commander in the coalition fighting on behalf of the Assad government said the bombing aims to prevent the rebels from targeting the eastern neighbourhoods of Damascus with mortars.

The locally-run Ghouta Media Centre reported strikes on Kafr Batna and other towns in the rebel-held eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus.

"Every 20 minutes or so we hear the sound of a mortar landing", Lama, a university student in central Damascus told Syria Direct on Wednesday morning.

Mahmoud said that government forces bombed houses, schools and medical facilities, and that rescuers had found more than 100 people dead "in one day alone" on Monday.

The opposition-affiliated Syrian Civil Defense, also known as White Helmets, said the shelling and airstrikes killed 98 and that some people are still under the rubble.

Women and children, trapped for five years of siege, were now in a state of panic, without food, sanitation, or safe havens after air strikes destroyed their homes, Zeid said.

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Opposition activists say government forces have brought in more reinforcements in recent days, suggesting a major assault is imminent to recapture the area that is the last main rebel stronghold near Damascus.

Yes. Damascus and its ally Russian Federation, which has backed President Bashar al-Assad with air power since 2015, say they do not target civilians.

More than 13.1 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian aid, of whom 2.9 million live in besieged and hard-to-reach areas.

The UN says more than 300,000 people have been displaced by the fighting in Idlib since December. UNICEF said it issued this blank statement because "we no longer have the words to describe children's suffering and our outrage".

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has demanded immediate access to the injured to prevent the death toll rising. "We can not let history repeat itself".

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was "deeply alarmed by the escalating situation in Eastern Ghouta and its devastating impact on civilians", said spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

"It's imperative to end this senseless human suffering now".

But they quickly came under shelling by Turkish forces, who said they had fired "warning shots" at the "pro-regime terrorist groups".

The YPG has controlled Afrin since government forces withdrew from Kurdish-majority northern areas in 2012.

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