Damascus suburbs have been hit with not less than 20 government air strikes as truce expires as United Nations’ Security Council calls meeting to discuss escalating violence.
A monitoring group said that at least 20 Syrian government air strikes have peppered the Damascus suburbs after a temporary truce agreement expired.
The United Kingdom based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported today that the strikes targeted areas in Eastern and Western Ghouta after the deal expired at midnight.
The monitor also reported fighting between rebels and government forces in Deir al-Asafir, an area targeted by the strikes in Eastern Ghouta.
Separately, the United Nations’ Security Council scheduled a meeting on escalating violence in the city of Aleppo in response to an urgent request from the United Kingdom and France.