Assad regime said to cut off largest town in rebel-held Ghouta

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"The bomb shelters and basements are full, and people are sleeping in the streets and in public gardens", the statement said.

The government, determined to wrest the eastern Ghouta suburbs from the control of rebels after seven years of war, has intensified the shelling and bombardment to clear the way for its troops to advance on the ground.

Hamza Hassan, a surgeon working at one of the hospitals in eastern Ghouta, said that staff was overwhelmed with chlorine odour and that he treated 29 children with breathing problems.

The Syrian army continued its offensive against rebel-held Eastern Ghouta Saturday, a day after an aid convoy delivered food to the hunger-stricken residents of the enclave despite heavy bombardment. "So Ghouta will gain by finishing with these people".

More than 940 civilians have been killed since Russia-backed government forces launched an assault on the last opposition bastion near Damascus on February 18.

Taking advantage of the relative quiet, 13 trucks loaded with 2,400 food parcels entered Eastern Ghouta on Friday morning, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. "The bombing eased for a bit and is no longer intense", said Bilal Abu Salah, a resident of Douma, before the resumption of air strikes.

However, UN agencies said most medical supplies had been stripped from the convoy by Syrian government officials and added that the food supplies brought in were insufficient.

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The roads connecting the towns to each other were all covered by army fire, the observatory said.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his main ally Russian Federation say the campaign in eastern Ghouta is needed to end rebel shelling of Damascus and the rule of Islamist insurgents over the area's civilians.

Rebels deny this and say the area's inhabitants have not crossed into government territory because they fear persecution.

The military has been accused of targeting civilians, but it says it is trying to liberate the region - one of the last rebel strongholds - from those it terms terrorists.

Almost 950 civilians have been killed since Russia-backed government forces launched a blistering assault on the last opposition bastion near Damascus on Feb 18.

According to the United Nations, some 400,000 people remain trapped in the area, which has been under siege for several years.

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