'Damn the whole world': eastern Ghouta's rescuers struggle to cope

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As Syrian regime bombs rain down, the White Helmets fear their families will be next

Saeed al-Masri rushed to the site of the bombing in the town of Saqba, in the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta.When the volunteer rescue worker arrived in the ambulance he realised it was his street that had been bombed. Then he realised it was his home. His three-month-old son, Yehya, was inside along with his wife.

“I cannot describe the scene,” he said in a phone interview with the Guardian about the incident earlier this month. “I have seen many children under the rubble, but I had been waiting for my boy for four years.”

Related: Eastern Ghouta is another Srebrenica, we are looking away again | Simon Tisdall

Eastern Ghouta is the last rebel-held enclave bordering the Syrian capital, Damascus. Since 2013, forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have imposed a suffocating and deadly siege on the area. Yet several insurgent factions have retained control.

Related: My staff are trying to save lives in the rubble of Ghouta. Who will help us? | Raed Al Saleh

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