Syrian Forces Launch Major Attack On Rebel-Held Damascus Suburbs. 150 Killed In 48 Hours

The violence in eastern Ghouta is part of a wider escalation in warfare on several fronts in Syria in recent months as President Bashar al-Assad pushes to end the seven-year rebellion against him

Al Jazeera: Syrian forces continue bloody offensive in East Ghouta

Residents describe 'catastrophic' scenes as bombardment by regime forces kills over 150 people in the last 48 hours.

Residents from Eastern Ghouta say the incessant shelling of the besieged, rebel-held area has been "crazy and catastrophic", as Syrian regime forces have continued their bombardment, killing more than 150 civilians in the last 48 hours.

"From yesterday until this very moment, we've witnessed all kinds of shelling in our neighbourhood," Shams, a mother of two children, told Al Jazeera on Tuesday from Eastern Ghouta.

"Warplanes have not stopped soaring over the city. When the shelling temporarily stops, they start firing missiles at us," she said.

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More News On Syrian Forces Launching A Major Attack On Rebel-Held Damascus Suburbs

Nearly 200 dead in Syria enclave as UN warns situation 'out of control' -- AFP
More bombs hit Syria's Ghouta after heaviest death toll in years -- Reuters
More than 100 killed in Syria assault on Damascus suburb -- AP
'It's not a war. It's a massacre': scores killed in Syrian enclave -- The Guardian
Syria war: Fresh strikes on besieged Eastern Ghouta kill dozens -- BBC
Bombing intensifies in Eastern Ghouta, Syria; 190 killed since Sunday -- NBC
Ghouta: Death toll soars as Syrian government bombards rebel-held city -- DW
Syria war: More than 70 killed in rebel-held Ghouta as UN warns situation 'spiralling out of control' -- ABC News Online
Enclave bombarded by Syrian regime suffers deadliest day in 3 years -- CNN
Child corpses lay piled up after Assad's bloodiest airstrikes for three years: Twenty boys and girls are among more than 100 people killed in government attack on rebel-held region -- Daily Mail
More than 100 killed in Syria assault on Damascus suburb -- Washington Times
Syria: 77 civilians killed in regime bombardment -- Al Jazeera
Syria regime pounds rebel enclave, sends fighters to face Turkey -- AFP

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