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>> The bus is standing empty and the aid undelivered. The only thing entering or leaving the besieged rebel enclave outside Damascus is the military. Despite a Russian plan for five hour daily ceasefires in Ghouta, Syrian forces launched a ground assault to try and gain more territory. The truce which began yesterday quickly collapsed, with the Red Cross pointing out five hours isn't enough time to even get aid in.
It's been a devastating 11 days of bombing, hundreds are dead and thousands are injured, many in desperate need of evacuation. Doctors inside Ghouta tell us the attacks have led to a spike in premature births. Bombs are being traded on all sides. Moscow and Damascus accuse the rebels of shelling the humanitarian corridor, stopping people from leaving.
Rebels deny this saying the people won't leave because they fear the government. While a senior US general accuses Russia of stirring the pot, acting as both, quote, arsonist and firefighter. Then there's the back-and-forth accusations over whether this is the aftermath of a chlorine gas attack. The world's chemical weapons watchdog is investigating.
While Russia says claims the Syrian government is using poisonous gas is absurd. The U.N. says right now it's proving impossible to help the civilians stuck in the middle.