President Bashar al-Assad has in recent days been sending reinforcements from across the country to the edge of Eastern Ghouta, besieged by regime troops since 2013.
Around 250 civilians were killed in a wave of government bombardment on the rebel-held region this month, and about 20 in retaliatory fire on Damascus itself.
The bodies of people, including children, killed in Syrian army bombardment on the town of Hamouria in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, are seen lying on the ground at a make-shift morgue the morning after the attacks, february 20, 2018.
Air strikes have intensified and killed more than 300 people this month, in what appears to be a prelude to a ground offensive that could start any day.
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"The humanitarian situation of civilians in East Ghouta is spiraling out of control".
The strikes and shelling on the suburb area also wounded 325 people.
The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides also issued a joint written statement late Monday regarding the humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta and Idlib.
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Protestors have for always been demanding the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over his autocratic rule.
About 400,000 Syrians have been killed since the conflict erupted in 2011, according to the United Nations.
Eastern Ghouta is meant to be one of the so-called "de-escalation zones" agreed to in a deal struck by Russia, Turkey and Iran previous year.
While the Syrian military has not commented, the government said it only targets militants.
The two main factions in Ghouta, which include Failaq al-Rahman, accuse Moscow and the Syrian army of breaching the de-escalation agreements.
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The targeted suburbs have been subjected to weeks-long bombardment that has killed and wounded hundreds of people.