Syrian regime forces enter the village of Utaya. Photograph:( AFP )
Syrian regime bombardment on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta killed at least 45 civilians on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The Britain-based war monitor said at least 19 of the victims were killed in the town of Hammuriyeh, where regime aircraft used crude improvised munitions known as "barrels bombs".
The Observatory warned that toll could rise further as bodies were still being retrieved from the rubble.