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联合国秘书长呼吁停战救助东古塔被困平民 UN Chief Appeals for Truce for Syria’s Besieged E. Ghouta





U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres is appealing to the Security Council to approve an urgent 30-day cease-fire across Syria and to help the 400,000 besieged residents of eastern Ghouta, who he said, “live in hell on earth.”

Last year, the enclave was designated as one of four "de-escalation zones" in a deal with President Bashar al-Assad’s supporters Russia and Iran, along with Turkey.

But fighting has escalated recently as the Syrian military and its allied forces appear to be launching an all-out operation to re-take the area, which is one of the last areas near Damascus still under control of the armed opposition.

The UN. human rights office said Wednesday at least 346 people have died in eastern Ghouta since February 4.