Russian President Vladimir Putin's daily five-hour truce in Eastern Ghouta looks to have already broken down with the UN reporting that fighting has continued in the region. Both sides are holding the other responsible, with Russia's military on Tuesday accusing rebels of shelling residential areas in Damascus. After the sieges of Homs and Aleppo, another grim endgame unfolds in a civil war marked by staggering brutality.
Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Alessandro XENOS, Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.
Syria Policy Advisor, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Former Head, French UN Military Mission
Visiting professor, University of Miami
Resident of Eastern Ghouta