Syria war: New UN truce plea as deaths in Eastern Ghouta mount

Syria war: New UN truce plea as deaths in Eastern Ghouta mount
 

The UN has renewed its appeal for an immediate truce in the besieged Syrian rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area, amid reports of more deaths in air strikes.
The UN Security Council voted for a 30-day nationwide ceasefire on Saturday, but no start date was given.
On Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that it was "high time to stop this hell on Earth".
He spoke as activists reported that nine civilians were killed in a government strike on the town of Douma.
At least 541 people have been killed by government air and artillery strikes since hostilities escalated eight days... read more

 
26 February 2018 in World News, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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