Syria regime enters key rebel-held Ghouta town – monitor
"Regime forces assaulted Hammuriyeh and were able to control parts of it", in the south of the enclave, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.
Russia-backed regime forces on February 18 launched an assault on Eastern Ghouta to retake the last opposition bastion outside Damascus.
The offensive has split the enclave into 3 sections, each controlled by different rebels.
The area around Hammuriyeh is controlled by the Faylaq al-Rahman faction.
It has come under intense bombardment in recent days, an Agence France-Presse correspondent there said.
On Wednesday, the correspondent saw a man in the doorway of a building holding the bodies of his two dead children.
"The wounded are on the roads. We can't move them. The war planes are targeting anything that moves," Ismail al-Khateeb said.
"We don't know what happened to the families that fled under the bombardment."
More than 1,220 civilians have been killed in Eastern Ghouta since February 18. – Rappler.com