Despite of UN Security Council ceasefire resolution, air attacks continue in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

  • Libyan Express + Agencies |
  • Sunday 25 February 2018

The latest attacks include a ground offensive that began hours after the UN urged a 30-day truce “without delay”. [Photo: Belfast Telegraph]

Airstrikes by the Syrian government on a rebel-held enclave have continued despite a ceasefire resolution passed by the UN Security Council on Saturday, BBC wrote.

Hundreds of people have died in a week of bombardment of the Eastern Ghouta enclave near the capital, Damascus, BBC added.

The latest attacks include a ground offensive that began hours after the UN urged a 30-day truce “without delay”.

On Sunday, France and Germany called on Russia to put pressure on the Syrian government to honour the ceasefire, according to BBC.

Speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin in a joint telephone conversation, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron asked for help with implementing the UN resolution, the BBC added.

The UN resolution was agreed to allow for aid deliveries and medical evacuations, but operations against the biggest jihadist rebel groups are not covered by the truce, according to the BBC.

The region is the last major rebel-held area near the capital Damascus, the BBC indicated.

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