Regime Air Strikes on East Damascus Suburbs Kill 6, Injure 50

Attack comes less than 24 hours after 10 people also died in shelling of Zamalka neighborhood

Syrian regime warplanes renewed their strikes on Zamalka, eastern suburbs of Damascus, killing at least six people, including children, and wounding 50 others, local activists said Thursday.

The attack came less than 24 hours after 10 people also lost their lives in an aerial campaign targeting the area.

On Wednesday, Syrian regime and rebel shelling killed at least 24 civilians and wounded dozens more in the capital and the embattled Eastern Ghouta suburbs, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and activists said.

Mortar rounds fired from the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region onto residential areas of Damascus left nine civilians dead and 25 wounded, a local monitoring group tracking the rebel shelling on Damascus said.

The attack came after the regime fired six cluster rockets onto the Eastern Ghouta town of Douma earlier in the day, killing five civilians, according to the Observatory and the town’s local media center.

Eastern Ghouta, which is largely controlled by the Army of Islam rebel group, is regularly bombarded by government forces.

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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