The world's leading powers did agree to revive a ceasefire in Syria and break the deadlock over the country's political future. But differences - in particular on the future of President Assad - remain. No date was set for restarting peace talks.
The evacuees would be the first civilians to flee eastern Ghouta since the implementation of the UN ceasefire led by Russia. Syria's Red Crescent said it would begin treating the wounded outside of the conflict zone.
A humanitarian ceasefire in eastern Ghouta has broken down nearly as soon as it started. The UN is urging warring parties to allow aid into devastated areas.
Government forces have launched a brutal offensive to consolidate territory on the outskirts of Damascus. Warplanes have struck rebel-held areas, killing at least 30 civilians attempting to flee, according to a monitor.
UN calls for fighters to stick to a ceasefire deal were of little help as the death toll rose in eastern Ghouta. Syrian troops split rebels in the region into two groups with shelling some compared to the "apocalypse."
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