The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces had seized around a quarter of eastern Ghouta in a ground assault that began on February 27, building on a ferocious air and artillery bombardment that has killed hundreds.
Hamza Bayraqdar, a spokesman for Jaish al-Islam, said on Twitter that the group's forces had launched "surprise attacks" against government positions.
At least one town was recaptured by the rebel troops as intense shelling and fighting continued.
Violence in eastern Ghouta has left more than 600 people dead since government forces and their allies escalated their offensive on the Damascus suburb on February 18, according to activists.
However, despite mounting worldwide pressure on Syria and its backer, Russia, to allow access for aid and the evacuation of the wounded and civilians, a promised daily five-hour humanitarian pause has failed to materialise as forces loyal to Assad continued to press their assault.
Russian Federation has accused the rebels of preventing civilians from leaving, allegations denied by the insurgents.
The Observatory said some 2,000 civilians had fled regime shelling and clashes in eastern parts of the enclave.
As Syria's conflict this month approaches its seventh anniversary, President Bashar al-Assad's forces, heavily backed by Russian Federation, have retaken most of the territory once lost to rebels.
The UN Security Council demanded a 30-day countrywide ceasefire a week ago, but this has failed to take effect.
The United Nations later issued a statement saying it had received approval for a 46-truck convoy to the Ghouta town of Douma on Monday, carrying health and nutrition supplies, and food for 27,500 people.
"What we see in Eastern ghouta and other places in Syria, is likely war crimes and crimes against humanity", he said during a meeting of the UN Council on human rights in Geneva.
The UN's regional humanitarian coordinator for Syria, Panos Moumtzis, sounded the alarm on Sunday over the increase in violence. "This collective punishment of civilians is simply unacceptable", he added.
Orient TV said advances by forces loyal to the Assad regime had triggered wide scale displacement. Turkish forces have taken control of the roads from Rajo and Jandaris to Afrin, it also said in a statement.
Assad, in his turn, accused the US-led coalition of effectively operating as an air force for Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and Al-Nusra front terrorist groups.
The first of the year's World Golf Championships is living up to its billing with six nations represented in the top 12 players. Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand, at 5-under, sit just two off the lead heading into Friday.
During his last start, Woods flashed some form as he gained 4.5 strokes approaching-the-green and 3.4 strokes with the putter. He missed the cut at Riviera, where he never won even at his best. "I need to keep building on it", Woods said.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino talks to the media after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Feb. 21, 2018. A group of female fans that had bought the tickets for the game were told they could not enter the stadium.
Trump ratched up the rhetoric on Saturday, threatening a tax on cars from the European Union if it enacts retaliatory measures. Steel producers in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea and Turkey rely far more heavily on the United States market.
Mr Rio has been the state Chief Minister from 2003 to May 2014 when he had shifted to the central politics as a Parliamentarian. Along with support from JD (U) and an independent candidate, it reached the 31 mark to stake claim to form the next government.
Marsh went on to 60 not out at lunch after having survived a low caught and bowled chance to Rabada when he was on 42. And Starc's late rampage ensured Australia should take a 1-0 lead in the much-anticipated four-Test series.
Blizzard , however, denied any connection between the tweet and the launch of the last Diablo game on the hybrid console. Judging by the excitement the tweet raised on social media, the answer is.well, let's just quote one of Blizzard's fans.
When asked if he believes people forget how young he is, the 24-year-old said: "Yeah, because I've been in the game for so long". Lukaku, for his long drawn career spanning over 357 games and scoring 167 goals, is yet to bag a trophy in senior football.
FTSE 100 Index is slipping 49.84 points or 0.69 percent and the Swiss Market Index is declining 78.41 points or 0.88 percent. Gold prices fell 0.07 per cent to Dollars 1,316.80 an ounce and silver by 0.37 per cent to USD 16.32 an ounce in Singapore.
As soon as I hit it I knew I hit a good shot. "Was pretty happy with the way I drove the ball and I think that was the key". American Xander Schauffele is tied in second place with Spanish pair Rafa Cabrera Bello and Sergio Garcia.
Evacuations were ordered for residents near three burn scars in Santa Barbara County, California, on Thursday afternoon. Three inches of rain fell from OR to Northern California, with reports of flooding in the San Francisco Bay area.
They believe that the study might help tailor and target treatment and lay the foundation for precision medicine in the future. The five types found had different characteristics, with different complications, and called for different treatment needs.
Moon's special envoys to visit Pyongyang from Mon.: Seoul
Apparently, the North Korean regime was able to avoid global sanctions by mining or stealing bitcoin, according to some experts. This photo, taken February 5, 2018, shows National Intelligence Service chief Suh Hoon visiting the National Assembly in Seoul .
Lydia Ko claims top 10 in Singapore
Her best finish on the LPGA are two tied-fifths at last year's Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia and Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. Her sister Jessica won the LPGA event in Thailand last week . "I had some unfinished business here", Wie said.
Cardinals reportedly a finalist for QB Kirk Cousins
First, the Denver Broncos will look to free agency to try and find the answer to their two-year quarterback conundrum. The Jets have the major market appeal, along with the most cap space of the group and, well, desperation.
Son fires Spurs to 2-0 win over Huddersfield
Lossl made another good stop on Kane in the 38th minute, collecting the well-protected rebound. Referee Mike Jones picked up an injury in the warm-up and was replaced by Kevin Friend.
Dublin Airport Suspending ALL Flights Until Saturday
To find out if your flight is running on time go to Skyscanner's arrival and departure board, which is updated in real time. The budget airline has blamed the "weaker Glasgow market" and the high Air Passenger Duty rates for the cutes.
Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle
It has not been a classic Premier League weekend so far this one, and the game at Anfield is going the same way. Bagging only one win in their last five outings - taking down second place Manchester United at St.
Sanders, Lee and Murphy Try to Pull US Out of Yemen War
Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and Walter Jones (R-N.C.), has 50 cosponsors in the House. Overall, more than 10,000 civilians have died and more than 40,000 have been injured over the course of this war.
Uber ride costs passenger $1635
Then blacked out after he got into the vehicle . "What am I just going to get dropped off on the side of the road", he asked. Bachman initially contested the charge with Uber , claiming he didn't put his New Jersey address as his destination.