Air raids in Syria ahead of UN ceasefire vote


In Syria, fighter jets conducted new air raids on eastern Ghouta today ahead of a UN vote on ceasefire in the country.

According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , government warplanes and artillery hit Douma, Zamalka, and other towns across the enclave in the early hours.

The recent escalation has killed at least four hundred and twenty-six people, including 98 children.Meanwhile, the United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura has again called for a ceasefire to stop both the horrific bombing of besieged eastern Ghouta and indiscriminate mortar shelling on Damascus.

In a statement today, he said the ceasefire needs to be followed by immediate, unhindered humanitarian access to eastern Ghouta and evacuation of sick and injured.In a related development, the UN Security Council is to vote today to demand a 30-day ceasefire across the country.APP

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