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News and updates about Eastern Ghouta

White House: Russia complicit in civilian deaths in Syria

U.S. accuses Russia of bombing rebel-held area near Damascus in violation of UN ceasefire.

White House: Russia complicit in civilian deaths in Syria

Assad: Operation in Eastern Ghouta will continue

Syrian President insists there is no contradiction between military operation against rebels and a truce.

Assad: Operation in Eastern Ghouta will continue

Chemical weapons watchdog investigating attacks in Syria

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons investigating alleged chlorine gas attacks in the Syrian region of Eastern Ghouta.

Chemical weapons watchdog investigating attacks in Syria

Syrian government blamed for chlorine attack in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian opposition says the government launched a deadly chlorine gas attack on rebel-held enclave.

Syrian government blamed for chlorine attack in Eastern Ghouta

Syria: Death toll in Eastern Ghouta rises to more than 400

Fresh bombardment on Damascus suburb kills dozens, brings number of dead civilians to more than 400 in five days.

Syria: Death toll in Eastern Ghouta rises to more than 400

US 'appalled' by Syrian regime's breach of truce

State Department slams airstrikes on a school and hospital near Damascus that killed over 30 people, including 12 children.

US 'appalled' by Syrian regime's breach of truce

Air raids hit Syria rebel bastion despite truce

Monitor reports one dead in first regime or Russian airstrike on Eastern Ghouta since ceasefire took effect last weekend.

Air raids hit Syria rebel bastion despite truce

Aid convoy enters rebel-held area near Damascus

A convoy carrying medical aid enters rebel-controlled Douma area, near Damascus.

Aid convoy enters rebel-held area near Damascus

Head of Syrian rebel group killed in airstrike

Zahran Alloush, head of the Jaish al-Islam Syrian rebel group, killed in airstrike on Eastern Ghouta region.

Head of powerful Syrian rebel group killed in airstrike

At least 28 dead in Syrian government raids

Syrian regime continues to pound rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, killing 28 civilians including 10 children.

At least 28 dead in Syrian government raids near Damascus

As World Watches: Syrian Regime Bombs Market

Regime deploys 'scorched earth' policy in 10 strikes on busy market with death toll nearing 100; 'appalled' UN accused of accountability.

As World Watches: Syrian Regime Carpet Bombs Market

Regime Airstrikes Near Damascus Kill 37 Civilians

Death toll keeps rising in bombardment that wounded at least 120, as rebels kill 13 in rocket strikes on Damascus.

Regime Airstrikes Near Damascus Kill 37 Civilians

NGO Documents Syrian Regime's 'War Crimes'

Bombings timed to terrorize civilians and use of starvation in Eastern Ghouta blockade constitutes 'crimes against humanity,' says Amnesty.

NGO Documents Syrian Regime's 'War Crimes' Near Damascus