Air strikes pound Syria's last rebel strongholds, gas chokes civilians

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

(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.

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