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ter seven years of fighting, we've seen scenes like this from Syria many times before.
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t what's happening now in a rebel held area near Damascus is some of the worst bombing here in years. The Syrian Observatory for Human Right says pro government shilling has killed over 200 people in recent days and injured over 800 in Eastern Ghouta.
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Nowhere is safe. International agencies say bombs hit 5 hospitals in just 24 hours. These pictures sent to us from inside Eastern Ghouta show make shift bomb shelters that people have dug under their homes. Other families are simply hiding in basements to protect themselves from the air strikes. But for many, they have no where to go.
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The UN is calling for an immediate ceasefire, saying the situation is spiraling out of control. The body's Children's Fund issued a blank statement saying it had run out of words, expressing outrage at the number of Syrian children losing their lives. Syrians state media reported motors fired by rebels in eastern by Ghouta landed in Damascus.
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A former al-Qaeda affiliate has a small presence there. And other insurgent groups in that area say that the government and Russia are using the jihadist presence as justification to continue their bombardment. But in this Damascus suburb, it's a high number of civilians losing their lives.