Eastern Ghouta region in Syria is under attack. In 72 hours, nearly 250 civilians have been killed by shelling and regime airstrikes. As per the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the shelling in the Eastern Ghouta was the deadliest in three years. 20 children and 15 women were among those killed. UN warns situation 'out of control'. Air strikes and rocket and artillery fire have battered the rebel-held enclave since Sunday in apparent preparation for a government ground assault on the besieged region.