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Syria war: Eastern Ghouta sees ‘deadliest day’ as battle rages

'Chlorine attack' suffocates 30 people, White Helmets say, as government forces resume offensive in rebel-held enclave.

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A humanitarian aid convoy has not been able to unload supplies to residents trapped inside Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, as government warplanes resumed bombarding the enclave, killing at least 70 people, according to a monitor.

Described as the “bloodiest” day since a Russian-sponsored truce failed to stop the onslaught and since a UN Security Council resolution was unsuccessful at implementing a 30-day ceasefire, Syrian government forces resumed the shelling of the Damascus suburb for the 16th consecutive day on Tuesday.

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