Syrians walk along a street covered in debris from shelling in Arbin in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta on February 25, 2018. / AFP / ABDULMONAM EASSA
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Syrian forces launched a ground offensive Monday on a rebel-held eastern Damascus suburb despite a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria, as the U.N. chief denounced the violence in the embattled region, describing it as "hell on Earth".The violence, along with airstrikes that killed 10 people Monday, according to opposition activists, bodes ill for the resolution adopted over the weekend at the United Nations.It demands a 30-day truce in all of Syria but excludes fighting with Daesh (ISIS) and al-Qaeda-linked fighters.However, violence has since picked up again with 14 people killed Sunday in airstrikes and bombardment of Eastern Ghouta and 10 Monday, activists said.The U.N. resolution calls for a cease-fire across all of Syria but Turkey maintains that since fighting "terrorists".
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