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Russia Blocks UN Cease-Fire In Syria As More Civilians Die

Russia, a strong ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, vowed to veto the measure.
Posted at 10:47 PM, Feb 22, 2018

Bombings and fighting in Syria will likely continue as the United Nations failed to impose a cease-fire. 

The U.N. Security Council didn't even bring the resolution up for a vote. That's because Russia, a strong ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, vowed to veto the measure.

That news comes as more people have been reportedly added to the long and ever-growing list of dead civilians caught in the crossfire between regime warplanes and rebel combatants. The last area held by armed opposition, a suburb of the capital Damascus called Eastern Ghouta, has seen a rapid escalation of fighting in recent days as it seems Assad's forces are pushing to snuff out the rebellion.