The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government shelling and limited clashes were reported on three fronts since the pause began: near Douma, in Harasta Farms, and near Shifouniyah. -Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko, chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of conflicting sides in Syria, said militants in Ghouta were carrying out public executions of people who want to leave the area.
United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric on Thursday reiterated Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' call for "a full and immediate implementation" of the Security Council resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire.
Recent satellite images of one neighbourhood in Eastern Ghouta show up to 71 percent of buildings destroyed or damaged.
Responding to Russian criticism of rebel groups, Paris reiterated its call on Assad's supporters to "exert maximum pressure on the Syrian government to implement its obligations", referring to Russia and Iran.
Eastern Ghouta, adjacent to the Syrian capital, came under opposition control in the early days of the revolt against the Syrian government, threatening President Bashar Assad's seat of power.
State-run TV accused rebels of attacking the newly established evacuation route and using civilians as human shields.
First day of eastern Ghouta 'truce' in Syria branded a farce
France is pressing Russian Federation for more specific measures enforcing the ceasefire so that crucial aid can be delivered to Eastern Ghouta.
"The humanitarian operation is disrupted by illegal armed groups".
"They have been bombarding continuously and in some days they fire up to 80 shells and projectiles and in other times some of the shells hit the Russian embassy and the trade attache and we won't be patient regarding this situation".
"We still don't have the green light to go inside and bring desperately needed food and medical supplies, and to do medical evacuations", Panos Moumtizis, the U.N.'s regional humanitarian coordinator for the Syria crisis, told France 24. The Kremlin has said Moscow is trying to help civilians leave the area, despite provocations from rebels. "No, of course not", he said.
Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia reminded the council that the resolution adopted Saturday also demands that all parties "engage immediately to ensure full and comprehensive implementation" of the cease-fire - and "underscores the need for the parties to agree on humanitarian pauses ... and truces".
Violence has repeatedly flared up between Islam Army and Failaq al-Rahman, the two predominant rebel factions in eastern Ghouta, due to disputes over smuggling profits, Lund noted.
At a Security Council meeting, United Nations humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock demanded the ceasefire deal agreed at the weekend go into force to allow aid to enter. So far there have been no aid inflows, with aid groups citing the fighting.
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