Syria war: Fighting rages in Eastern Ghouta as UN deliberates
The last rebel-held enclave close to the Syrian capital Damascus has come under heavy bombardment amid fresh efforts at the UN to stop the fighting.
Plumes of smoke rose above parts of the Eastern Ghouta region as troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad moved closer, supported by tanks.
At least 20 people are said to have been killed in the bombardment.
In New York, the UN Security Council gathered to discuss the failure of a ceasefire it had demanded last week.
It passed a resolution on 24 February demanding a 30-day truce across Syria but the government and its key ally Russia say it... read more
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