Hell on earth: The destruction of Eastern Ghouta
In the first ten days of the escalation in violence, more than 600 civilians, almost a quarter of them children, have been killed, making it one of the bloodiest episodes of the country's seven-year conflict.
Eastern Ghouta, the last rebel bastion near the capital, has been under a devastating regime siege since 2013, leading to chronic food and medicine shortages which have brought its 400,000 residents to the brink of starvation.
Despite UN calls for a ceasefire and a brief "humanitarian pause", the regime's deadly airstrikes have continued unabated.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has described life for civilians in Eastern Ghouta, bombed, starved and trapped, as "hell on earth".
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