UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has demanded an immediate end to fighting in the Eastern Ghouta in Syria.
He described the rebel enclave as a hell on earth while speaking at the UN Security Council yesterday.
The Eastern Ghouta has been under fierce bombardment from government forces backed by Russian airpower in recent days. The region is the last major rebel-held area near the capital Damascus.
The Syrian military says it is trying to liberate the area from what it terms terrorists but it has also been accused of targeting civilians.