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US Accuses Russia Of Protecting Syria Over Chemical Attacks

US Accuses Russia Of Protecting Syria Over Chemical Attacks

"What is happening in eastern Ghouta is not simply a humanitarian crisis because aid is denied, these sieges involve the worldwide crimes of indiscriminate bombardment and deliberate starvation of the civilian population", stated Mr. Pinheiro.

In a statement, Paulo Pinheiro said the spiraling violence had made "a mockery of the so-called "de-escalation zones" " - an agreement reached previous year among Russia, Iran and Turkey to stabilize the lines of conflict and open corridors for humanitarian aid.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 10 towns in the Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus were bombed on Tuesday.

The Observatory says 16 people were killed while the activist-run Ghouta Media Center put the toll at 17 dead.

There were air raids on towns across eastern Ghouta including Douma, where an entire building fell, a witness said.

In apparent retaliation, rockets were fired on several Damascus neighbourhoods, killing three civilians, Syria's state news agency SANA reported.

The air defenses had been sent to frontlines with militants in rural areas of Aleppo and Idlib.

At least 30 civilians were killed Tuesday in new Syrian government airstrikes in the Ghouta, the region east of Damascus controlled by armed opposition groups and under siege by loyalist troops, according to medical sources cited by Qatari-owned pan-Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera.

Fresh regime strikes on a besieged rebel-held enclave near Damascus killed 35 civilians on Tuesday despite mounting Western pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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The UN has a plan to reach 700,000 people with relief in the next two months, if it can obtain permission to proceed.

Though Mr Assad appears to have survived the insurgency, his forces continue to bomb and besiege opposition pockets around the country.

The panel also expressed "deep concern" over the escalation of violence in rebel-held Idlib province and in Eastern Ghouta, Pinheiro said. It said one of its workers was also killed by an airstrike while responding to a call for rescue in the area.

Meanwhile, Turkish operations against Syrian Kurdish forces have compounded the suffering in northern and eastern Syria.

Dr Mohammad Tannari, head of Sarmin Medical Centre in Syria's southeastern Idlib province, said previous United Nations efforts into chemical attack allegations proved fruitless.

The regime move came after one Turkish soldier was killed at an observation point in Idlib, where Russian Federation and Turkey cooperate to establish a de-escalation zone as part of the Astana agreement.

Erdogan blasted the USA for its military presence in Manbij with fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG), the armed wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which Ankara sees as a terror group affiliated with the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which has been fighting for autonomy in Turkey's southeast.

In the northwest, the other main battlefield in the war between Assad's government and its main rebel opponents, bombing also intensified on Sunday night after rebels shot down a Russian warplane on Saturday.

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