Regime Missile Attack on Douma Kills 4

Assad forces target rebel-held city with mortar shells and cluster missiles, killing several civilians, activists claim

At least four people were killed in a Syrian regime missile attack on Douma city, northeast of Damascus, activists said Wednesday.

Regime forces targeted the rebel-held city with mortar shells and cluster missiles, local activists said.

In the southern suburbs of Ghouta, regime forces pounded the towns of Moadamiya and Daraya with barrel bombs and surface-to-surface missiles.

On Tuesday, four surface-to-surface missiles hit Daraya, activists said.

In December alone, regime forces targeted the outskirts of Daraya with a total 853 barrel bombs, 72 surface-to-surface missiles and 400 shells, killing 21 people, the town's local council said.

Syrian Republican Guards and the notorious 4th Division have stepped up their siege on Moadamiya and Daraya over the past two weeks as rebels refuse to surrender or evacuate the towns as fellow fighters had agreed to in Homs and Zabadani.

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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