Maarrat al-Nu'man, Syria, Mar. 16, 2018. Civil Defense volunteers carry banners expressing their solidarity with Eastern Ghouta, Damascus. The Civil Defense organized a sit-in in the city of Idlib, Northern Syria, in solidarity with Eastern Ghouta on the seventh anniversary of the Syrian revolution. During recent days, Russia and the government forces have bombed Eastern Ghouta, using various types of weapons, including chlorine gas, killing and wounding hundreds of civilians. These developments came despite UN Resolution 2401 on a 30-day truce in Syria.