Rocket attack kills at least 29 in Damascus market

Rocket attack kills at least 29 in Damascus market

Rocket attack kills at least 29 in Damascus market

In other parts of Syria, government forces have also pressed the rebels to enter into local cease-fire agreements under which the militants and their families would relocate to other parts of the country.

A Russian-brokered deal has been reached to evacuate a Syrian rebel group from a town in eastern Ghouta, opposition sources and officials said on Wednesday, the first such deal in the remaining rebel bastion near the capital.

The pro-government al-Watan online newspaper said the Ahrar al-Sham rebels could leave Harasta soon after declaring the acceptance of their evacuation.

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On Wednesday, one strike killed 20 people there including 16 children, the war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said.

The Harasta evacuation will begin with injured civilians, said one official familiar with talks.

Beside Harasta, the rebels still hold two other pockets in the enclaveoutside Damascus - the major town of Douma and an area to the south that includes the towns of Jobar, Ein Terma and Arbin.

Last year, rebels launched an offensive on army barracks on the edge of Harasta that led to retaliatory attacks.

Until today, two humanitarian corridors were active in Eastern Ghouta.

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Mr Assad has vowed to end what he portrays as a terrorist threat in proximity to his seat of power. The government accuses rebels of bombarding the capital's suburbs as revenge for the assault on Ghouta, though the insurgents deny targeting civilians. The first-responders group known as the White Helmets said 56 civilians were killed Tuesday in Douma, the largest town in eastern Ghouta, updating an earlier toll.

The Syrian army this month splintered Ghouta into three besieged zones, cutting off Harasta from other areas. State media gave no further details.

In two identical letters addressed to the UN Secretary General and President of the UN Security Council, Foreign and Expatriates Ministry blasted the silence of some UN member states over the incessant attacks of terrorists on civilian areas in Damascus which it said "amount to a genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity".

Tens of thousands of civilians have streamed out of the enclave outside Damascus in less than a week.

The families evacuated toward government-controlled areas in Damascus after a corridor was opened between both areas, said the observatory.

The assault on Eastern Ghouta has a sparked a mass exodus from the shrinking rebel enclave, with 50,000 people reaching shelters in regime-controlled areas in the past week, according to the United Nations. The council has said the city faced "catastrophic conditions". 300 civilians and 15 militants willing to surrender have managed to leave the are through it within last 24 hours, the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria informs.

"Representatives of those countries that scramble to hold emergency sessions in support of terrorists at the UN Security Council in NY plus the Human Rights Council in Geneva have once again kept mum over this atrocious catastrophe whose victims are women and children", the ministry pointed out.

Defeat in eastern Ghouta would mark the worst setback for the anti-Assad rebellion since the opposition was driven from eastern Aleppo in late 2016 after a similar campaign of siege, bombing, ground assault and the promise of safe passage out.

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