UN demands halt of 'monstrous campaign' in Syrian town

Top UN officials condemn unrelenting bombardment of Syrian enclave as air strikes continue and death toll nears 300.

(Al Jazeera) - Top UN officials demanded an immediate cessation of aerial attacks on Syria's devastated Eastern Ghouta with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calling the rebel-held enclave "hell on Earth".

Syrian forces backed by Russian warplanes continued to pound the Damascus suburb with at least 27 killed on Wednesday, bringing the civilian death toll to more than 270 - including 60 children - over the past three days.

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