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Beirut — A family of nine was killed in a Syrian government strike on eastern Ghouta, a war monitor said on Monday, as Russia said a truce demanded by the UN Security Council would take effect only when all sides agreed how to implement it. Fighting has continued in Syria since Saturday’s Security Council resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said it would not apply to the army’s battle with "terrorists" in eastern Ghouta. Health authorities in eastern Ghouta said several people had suffered symptoms consistent with chlorine gas exposure, killing one child. Lavrov said allegations the Syrian government was responsible for any chemical attack were aimed at sabotaging the truce. "Eastern Ghouta cannot wait, it is high time to stop this hell on earth," UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, calling for implementation of the 30-day ceasefire. Syria President Bashar al-Assad, backed by Russia and Iran,...

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