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Bombs dropped over eastern Ghouta bring region's deadliest days since 2015

Government forces delivered three days of airstrikes over the last rebel-held area around Damascus in a move to retake the region.

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A Syrian man carries a child injured in government bombing in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 19, 2018. Heavy Syrian bombardment has killed more than 420 civilians in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, as the regime's forces appeared to prepare for an imminent ground assault.

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Injured children are treated at a hospital in rebel-held Douma, on Feb. 19.

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A Syrian man holds a child who was wounded in air strikes on the Syrian village of Mesraba in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region, at a make-shift hospital in Douma on Feb. 19.

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A man weeps over his child at a make-shift morgue on Feb. 19.

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Injured children receive medical treatment after bombings on Mesraba on Feb. 19.

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Injured children are treated at a hospital on Feb. 19.

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An injured child cries out while being treated for his injuries on Feb. 19.

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A child reacts inside a hospital after his relatives were injured in the bombing, Feb. 20.

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A Syrian man prays next to bodies prepared for burial in the rebel-held town of Arbin on Feb. 20.

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A member of the Syrian civil defense speaks on a wireless transmitter as other civilians flee from an area hit by a regime air strike in the rebel-held town of Saqba on Feb. 20.

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Civil defense volunteers, known as the White Helmets, carry a wounded man into a makeshift hospital in Douma on Feb. 20.

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An injured man appears in shock while being treated in Douma on Feb. 20.

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Members of the Syrian Civil Defense evacuate an injured civilian on Feb. 20.

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Civilian bodies lay on the ground at a make-shift morgue on Feb. 20.

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A wounded Syrian man receives first aid treatment on Feb. 20.

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Members of the Syrian Civil Defense evacuate an injured civilian on a stretcher in the town of Saqba, on Feb. 20.

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An injured man waits at a hospital to receive medical aid on Feb. 20.

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A man carries a severely wounded Syrian in Kafr Batna on Feb. 21.

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Wounded Syrians wait to receive treatment at a make-shift hospital in Kafr Batna on Feb. 21.

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Smoke rises from the distant towns of Arbin and Harasta on Feb. 21.

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Wounded Syrians wait to receive treatment in Kafr Batna on Feb. 21.

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Wounded Syrians sit and wait in Kafr Batna on Feb. 21.

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A wounded boy is treated at a make-shift hospital in Kafr Batna on Feb. 21.

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Syrian rescuers work at the site of Syrian government bombardments in Douma on Feb. 22.

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A young man cries after losing his father on Feb. 22.

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Smoke billows following Syrian government bombardments on Kafr Batna on Feb. 22.

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Syrians prepare to bury a body in Kafr Batna on Feb. 22.

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People use wide brooms to sweep away debris and inspect the rubble from damaged buildings after several airstrikes a day earlier on Feb. 22.

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