UN Security Council to consider 30-day ceasefire in Syria

Aid group warns of crisis in battered Syria rebel enclave

Observers said the Russian measure was related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Islamist rebels in Idlib, which neighbors Afrin. "I'm not sure we'll be able to reach it on that" attack.

The attacks have displaced around 60,000 people, she said.

A United States military official said the US-led coalition that still assists Kurdish-led forces in the hunt for surviving ISIS members in eastern Syria killed at least 100 pro-regime fighters overnight.

The military also said "utmost diligence" was shown to avoid collateral damage to civilians.

France urged Russian Federation to make Syria's government ease a dire humanitarian crisis in two rebel-held areas as more air strikes pounded them on Friday, adding to the death toll from one of the deadliest weeks of the war. She says the goal is to allow humanitarian aid and medical care to flow to more than 700 civilians in eastern Ghouta.

"We demand [that the global community] condemn this massacre and hold the coalition responsible for it", Syria's foreign ministry said in a letter sent to the United Nations on Thursday, according to Reuters.

In Turkey, Tillerson will meet with senior Turkish officials to discuss "a range of bilateral and regional issues", said the US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert in a statement.

Zamir Kabulov, the Kremlin's envoy for Afghanistan and the former Russian ambassador in Kabul, made the claim in an interview Thursday with state news agency Tass. "There must be an immediate halt to the fighting and an end to the siege", said Save the Children's Syria response director, Sonia Khush.

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"These are the worst four days that Eastern Ghouta has ever gone through", said a doctor, who was treating wounded patients at a clinic here.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 75 people died on Thursday, three of wounds suffered the previous day.

The head of the Syrian Democratic Forces unit in the area, Ahmed Abu Khawla, said the attackers were government-backed local militias known as the National Defense Forces.

The Observatory said 211 people have been killed in eastern Ghouta since Monday.

The U.S. -backed forces control areas east of the Euphrates River and most of the oil and gas fields, while government forces are based in the west. "In a unsafe situation in Syria, [Turkey] should not add war to war", he said.

He pointed out that when Raqqa was liberated, the whole world saw how Daesh militants were simply relocated from there to another area controlled by Kurdish forces, adding that such an act would've been impossible without United States approval.

But Defence Minister Florence Parly was more reserved on Friday when asked if Damascus had crossed a "red line" set out by Macron in May when he said the use of chemical weapons would spark reprisals from France. It said the dead includes a medic and at least 10 children.

Home to roughly 400,000 residents, Eastern Ghouta has remained under a crippling regime siege for the last five years. The region has been battered in an escalatory government bombing campaign.

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