Hundreds of people have died during 10 days of government bombardment of the eastern Ghouta, an area of towns and farms on the outskirts of Damascus. The assault has been among the most devastating air campaigns of a war now entering its eighth year.
With its Ghouta offensive, the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad is drawing on the military methods it has used to crush its opponents in other parts of Syria, including eastern Aleppo in late 2016.
A UN Security Council resolution passed on Saturday called for a 30-day ceasefire across the entire country but did not specify when it should start. It excludes some militant groups which are among the rebels in eastern Ghouta.
Eastern Ghouta, where the UN says around 400,000 people live, is a major target for Assad, whose forces have clawed back numerous areas with military backing from Russia and Iran.
Our social reality, the truth but it doesn’t mean or doesn’t relate to our civilised society.
When a child doesn’t have any options except god. God is her last hope because the system we are proudly created is a meaningless, hopeless and we can’t give bright future to them.
A society in which a father is hopeless, the society can’t exist.