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Syria defies Russia with fresh attacks on Eastern Ghouta

Mar 01, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

THE Syrian government began fresh offensives on besieged Eastern Ghouta yesterday in defiance of its Russian sponsor's truce, making the UN's resolution on a longer-term ceasefire look increasingly unlikely.

Since the pause began on Monday, Government shelling and clashes with rebel fighters have been reported in three neighbourhoods of Eastern Ghouta: Douma, Harasta Farms and Shifouniyah. More than 600 people had been killed in 10 days, monitoring groups said last night.

Moscow, whi...