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Eastern Ghouta

Suspected Russian jets kill at least 20 near Syrian capital: Residents

Suspected Russian jets killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens early on Thursday when they dropped bombs on two residential buildings in a besieged rebel enclave east of the Syrian capital, residents and a war monitor said.

Jan 04, 2018, 13:04 PM IST

UN calls on Syria warring sides to stop targeting civilians

The United Nations on Sunday called on Syria's warring sides to stop targeting civilians in the capital Damascus and nearby neighbourhoods, where escalating bombardment has killed dozens in recent days.

Nov 19, 2017, 23:42 PM IST

Air strikes, shelling strain Moscow-backed Damascus truce

Air strikes killed at least nine people in the Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus overnight and insurgent shelling from the rebel-held area landed near the Russian embassy on Tuesday, a war monitor reported.

Jul 25, 2017, 14:22 PM IST

Raids, shelling on Syria rebel bastion despite truce: Monitor

Air raids and shelling hit Syria's rebel bastion of Eastern Ghouta on Wednesday, a monitor said, less than 24 hours after Russia announced a freeze on fighting there. 

Mar 08, 2017, 16:38 PM IST

Ceasefire announced in Syria's eastern Ghouta: Russia

A ceasefire has been declared in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, a rebel bastion near Damascus, to run from midnight on Sunday to March 20, Russia's defence ministry said Tuesday.

Mar 07, 2017, 22:42 PM IST

Strikes, artillery fire near Damascus kill 15: Monitor

Eastern Ghouta has long been a rebel stronghold, and is regularly targeted by government air strikes and artillery fire.

Dec 29, 2016, 20:10 PM IST

Syria rebels vow armed response to regime ceasefire violations

Several of Syria's key opposition factions said Monday they were launching an armed response to what they alleged were regime "violations" of a ceasefire agreement in the war-torn country.

Apr 18, 2016, 13:12 PM IST

Syria regime raids kill 20 people including 7 children

Air raids by Syrian government warplanes killed 20 civilians, including seven children, in an area southeast of Damascus on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

Dec 25, 2015, 00:34 AM IST

Syria army, rebels in talks over 15-day truce near capital

Syria's army and rebels were locked in talks to reach a 15-day ceasefire in the Eastern Ghouta region east of the capital, a monitor and a security source has said.

Nov 19, 2015, 04:17 AM IST

Syria rebels using caged captives as 'human shields': Reports

On Friday, at least 70 people were killed and 550 wounded in regime bombardment of Douma. 

Nov 02, 2015, 10:37 AM IST

Syria strikes kill 45 after rebel fire on Damascus: Monitor

At least 45 people were killed in Syrian government air strikes on opposition areas around Damascus on Thursday after rebels fired dozens of mortar rounds at the capital, a monitor said.

Feb 05, 2015, 23:28 PM IST

Rocket attacks on Damascus kill five after Islam Army warning

Rocket attacks killed five people in Damascus and wounded at least 35 on Thursday, the state news agency SANA said, in what appeared to be the second heavy bombardment by Islam Army insurgents in less than two weeks.

Feb 05, 2015, 23:05 PM IST