Syria conflict: Eastern Ghouta 'humanitarian pause' begins

Syria conflict: Eastern Ghouta 'humanitarian pause' begins
 

A five-hour pause in the Syrian government's assault on the rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus has now begun.
The respite was ordered by Syria's ally Russia, which said it would be repeated daily to allow civilians to leave.
It's not clear if aid agencies will be able to bring food and medicine into the area, where around 400,000 people have been under relentless bombardment.
The US has urged Russia to use its influence to secure a 30-day ceasefire.
That ceasefire was agreed in a UN Security Council resolution passed last Saturday but it was not given a specific start date.... read more

 
27 February 2018 in World News, Views: 30
Source: BBC
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