Assad Forces Step Up Bombing on Eastern Ghouta Despite Cease-Fire

Local monitoring group says regime and Russian forces have violated the truce 98 times since it went into force on Saturday, Zaman al-Wasl reports

Assad forces on Sunday stepped up their aerial campaign on the embattled Eastern Ghouta suburbs despite a weekold cease-fire.

Civil Defense emergency workers said the town of Ayn Terma endured shelling by dozens of surface-to-surface missiles that left huge destruction.

Regime warplanes also conducted six raids on the neighborhood of Jobar.

The airstrikes have killed 15 civilians and wounded 141 others in the Eastern Ghouta since the regime and rebels declared the cease-fire, a local monitoring group said.

The Ghouta Media Center said it had recorded 98 violations by Syrian regime and Russian forces since the Moscow-backed truce went into effect on Saturday.

Fighting broke out last Tuesday between regime forces and rebels as Russia dismissed reports of airstrikes as an "an absolute lie" meant to discredit its work in the de-escalation zone.

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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