Warplanes bomb east of Damascus after truce declared there – monitor

BEIRUT – Warplanes bombed a rebel-held area east of Damascus on Wednesday where Russia had declared a ceasefire less than 24 hours earlier, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

There was no immediate comment from the Syrian military.

Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Tuesday that a ceasefire had been agreed in Eastern Ghouta in Syria’s Damascus province until March 20.

The Observatory said air strikes and artillery had hit three towns in the Eastern Ghouta.

Source: Angola Press News Agency