For the third day in a row the Syrian government has attacked a rebel enclave, leading to dozens more killed.
Wednesday’s attack in Eastern Ghouta killed 34 people, including a dozen children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
This occurred just one day after the region suffered its deadliest attack in months, leaving 80 civilians dead.
Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP that Tuesday’s death toll was “one of the bloodiest days for Eastern Ghouta in several years.”
And after Wednesday’s attack near Damascus, the numbers continue to climb.
Eastern Ghouta is included in a de-escalation deal made last year, but violence in the region is increasing, which United Nations leaders are now calling a “mockery” of the deal.
The UN is calling for a month-long cease fire so that the sick and wounded can receive aid or be evacuated.
After what began as civilian protesting against the government more than seven years ago, a civil war broke out, which has led to hundreds of thousands of deaths and millions of people displaced or fleeing the country.