A years-long siege on the last major rebel-held area near Damascus, eastern Ghouta, has tightened in recent months.

Feb 6, 2018

(Reuters) – Warplanes launched heavy attacks on the two last major rebel-held areas in Syria, killing at least 29 people in the Ghouta suburb near the capital and choking people with gas in Idlib in the northwest, rescue workers and a war monitor said on Monday.