As some 40,000 residents fled, Russian military police were deployed in the town.
A chemical attack on a rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta was said to have killed at least 49.
'Help is getting fainter' in besieged Syrian region.
No food, no medical supplies, no light, no air. The besieged Syrian city has become a living hell.
Two different offensives in recent days have prompted an exodus of thousands of civilians.
The convoy of 25 aid trucks is carrying around 340 tonnes of food.
“When the international community consistently fails to act, there are times when states are compelled to take their own action.”
Government authorities are preventing surgical kits, insulin, dialysis equipment and other supplies from reaching the enclave of 400,000 people.
In Syria's Ghouta region, attacks continue even after a United Nations ceasefire.
The onslaught has been one of the fiercest of the civil war, now entering its eighth year.
The Assad regime and the rebels are using people’s hunger to advance their own interests.
Several people also suffered symptoms consistent with chlorine gas exposure, killing one child, after an explosion.
The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution demanding a 30-day truce to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations.
At least 462 people have been killed, including at least 99 children, and many hundreds injured.
More than 300 people have been killed in the rural eastern Ghouta district on the outskirts of Damascus since Sunday night, and many hundreds have been wounded.
More than 300 have been killed since Sunday.
“No words will do justice to the children killed, their mothers, their fathers and their loved ones," UNICEF said.
Almost 200 have died since Sunday.
More than a dozen children are among the dead.
Only four people have been transported to Damascus hospitals so far. Others have died waiting.