Eastern Ghouta [Syria], Jan 11 (ANI): At least 40 civilians were killed over the last two days as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led forces intensified their attacks by launching airstrikes in the war-ravaged Eastern Ghouta region.
In May last year, Russia, Iran and Turkey signed an agreement to set up de-escalation centres in Syria. De-escalation zones include the Idlib province, some parts of Latakia, Hama and Aleppo provinces, Homs, Eastern Ghouta, Daraa and al-Quneitra provinces in southern Syria.
Syria has been embroiled in a civil war since 2011.
Protestors have for long been demanding the resignation of Assad over his autocratic rule. (ANI)