BEIRUT (Reuters) – Residents of Syria’s eastern Ghouta said they were “waiting their turn to die” early on Wednesday, after more pro-government rockets and barrel bombs fell on the besieged rebel enclave.

Five died and over 200 were injured early on Wednesday in the area, hammered by one of the heaviest bombardments in seven years of war that has killed at least 250 people in 48 hours, a war monitor said.

The pace of the pace of the bombardment appeared to slacken overnight, but its intensity resumed later on Wednesday

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