> For the many children hiding underneath the city streets, after eight years of fighting, they know little else.
d this is what they are hiding from. One of the most intense bombardments at the Syrian conflict, killing over 300 people in Eastern Guta in the last three days.
The government forces, backed by Russia, are dropping bomb after bomb on this besieged, rebel held enclave on the outskirts of Damascus. It's the last major area near the capital still under rebel control. It's also home to 400,000 people. The civilians of Eastern Guta know suffering. Those left survived the big chemical weapons attack in 2013 and the brutal government siege that's lasted years.
Residents now tell Reuters they're just waiting for their turn to die. Doctors sent us these pictures showing the damage to hospitals. They say at least six are out of service after being hit. Those that are running are overwhelmed and the medical teams exhausted. The UN say such attacks could be war crimes.
Denied by the Syrian government, who say they don't target civilians. The Kremlin also denies they're responsible for civilian deaths. The military claim they're targeting rebels and after the bombing there may be a ground campaign.>>