Syria war: More than 70 killed in rebel-held Ghouta as UN warns situation 'spiralling out of control'
(Worthy News) - War monitors say a massive surge in attacks by the Syrian Government and its allies has killed more than 70 people in the rebel-held eastern Ghouta pocket near Damascus in the past 24 hours.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes, rocket fire and shelling on several parts of the besieged suburbs also wounded more than 300 people.
Pro-Syrian Government media outlet Al Masdar news reported that Syrian warplanes had delivered "dozens of airstrikes within a matter of hours" on Ghouta.
The online news agency also said that the heavy bombardment "comes as the Syrian Army makes its final preparations for a massive ground offensive against armed rebel factions — to be the largest ever conducted within the vicinity of the Syrian capital — from multiple directions". [ Source: ABC News (Australia) (Read More...) ]