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Regime Offensive on Eastern Ghouta Kills 338 People: Monitor

Three-week siege claims the lives of hundreds and sees the destruction of over 1,000 homes near the Syrian capital, local relief office reports
Regime Offensive on Eastern Ghouta Kills 338 People: Monitor

At least 338 people, including 69 children and 47 women, have been killed in the three-week offensive on the suburbs of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, a local monitoring group reported on Wednesday.

According to the Eastern Ghouta Relief Office’s department of statistics, around 1,602 people were also reported wounded and 1,067 houses were destroyed.

Around 252 of the victims were residents of Douma, 10 km northeast of Damascus, while 820 houses are said to have been destroyed in the rebel-held city, the center said.

Syrian regime troops and fighters from Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah, backed by Russian air strikes, launched a major offensive against the eastern and western suburbs of Damascus on Thursday, October 29.

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