5 Killed in Ghouta as Regime Forces Step Up Aerial Raids

The rebel-held enclave near the capital has been under government siege since 2013

At least five civilians were killed Saturday in deadly airstrikes on the besieged Eastern Ghouta suburbs, the Civil Defense agency said.

The leading rescue group said the victims had been killed in the suburb of Hamouriyah as aerial and ground bombardment extended to the suburbs of Douma and Harasta east of the capital.

Mohamad Bweidany, a Civil Defense volunteer, was killed in artillery shelling on the city of Douma.

The number of people killed in the Eastern Ghouta has reached a total of 200 during three weeks of regime and Russian bombardment, according to local activists and monitoring groups.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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