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fting through what remains of homes and life in eastern Ghouta, it's one of the most devastating campaigns as Syria's war continues, despite calls for a truce. Residents say government war planes continued to hit the area near Damascus on Tuesday. As Russia called for a five hour ceasefire, so a corridor could be opened to evacuate the wounded and let civilians escape.
Video uploaded online showed damage purportedly caused the day before.>>
> This man asking why civilians are being attacked. Asking God to bring an end to the misery. Over 500 people have been killed and thousands injured in a week of fighting in Ghouta. A major target for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
People in several towns described a brief pause in fighting on Tuesday. But said aerial bombardment quickly resumed. The government accuses rebels of shelling the safe route so people cannot leave. The UN says the ongoing fighting makes it impossible to bring in aid or rescue the wounded. The security council has already passed a resolution demanding a 30 day truce.
But it's fallen on deaf ears. Russia's plan for a daily halt to the fighting also has its critics. The spokesman for one of the main rebel groups accused Russia of presenting people with an impossible choice. Forced displacement or being killed in bombardment or siege.