Despite the U.N. Security Council unanimously passing a cease-fire resolution Saturday, Syrian government forces continued air strikes in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, killing at least 22 people on Sunday. Since this offensive began seven days ago, more than 500 people have been killed in the violence. Doctors in the area said one of the bombs that was dropped contained chlorine, and one child was killed when this bomb caused them to suffocate. Panos Moumtzis, U.N. regional coordinator for Syria, said he was "very, very disappointed" by the violence, but thinks there is a still a chance an agreement could be made to bring food and medicine into the area. An estimated 350,000 civilians remain in Eastern Ghouta.
The Washington Post