A man walks on a damaged street in the besieged town of Douma, in Eastern Ghouta. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
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Fresh regime airstrikes and heavy clashes shook Syria's rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta Sunday despite a U.N. demand for a cease-fire to end one of the most ferocious assaults of Syria's civil war.President Bashar Assad's forces launched a major bombing campaign against the enclave on the edge of Damascus a week ago, and have since killed 529 people. At least eight civilians were killed in strikes, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activist group.Heavy clashes erupted in southern areas of Eastern Ghouta, killing at least 13 members of pro-regime forces and six fighters from the Jaish al-Islam rebel group, he said.Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate is present in Eastern Ghouta.
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