WorldMiddle East


Syrian Forces Begin New Offensive Despite UN Call For Cease-fire

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously for a 30-day cease-fire on Saturday.
Posted at 11:10 AM, Feb 25, 2018

Syrian forces have launched new ground and air offensives in Ghouta, Syria, despite a unanimous U.N. Security Council vote yesterday calling for a 30-day cease-fire.

The U.N. resolution called for a cease-fire to begin "without delay" but didn't give an actual time frame for the truce following the Russian ambassador's objections.

Now, forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are reportedly attempting to "storm" rebel positions.

The attacks on areas in Eastern Ghouta have reportedly killed more than 500 civilians since last Sunday.