In Syria, forces loyal to the government have taken half of the Eastern Ghouta , the last rebel-held enclave. Head of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdel Rahman said twenty people were killed as heavy air strikes were conducted on several key towns in the besieged enclave. Meanwhile, the United Nations Security Council has reiterated its call for implementation of its last month resolution demanding a cease-fire in Syria for thirty days.
Talking to reporters after a meeting, Security Council President Karel Van Oosterom said the resolution should be implemented without delay to deliver humanitarian aid and evacuate the wounded and critically ill.
He said during the meeting, the Council members expressed concern over the humanitarian situation in Syria. APP/AFP