Mother and Child Die in Regime Barrel Bomb Attack on Daraya

At lease three civilians killed in Wednesday's attack on the besieged city

The local council of the city of Daraya said that a child had died along with its mother when a barrel bomb targeted their house in a new escalation witnessed in the opposition-held city, west of Damascus, on Wednesday, October 28.

The council reported via its Facebook page that three civilians, including a woman and her only child, were killed Wednesday when 12 barrel bombs struck the city.

The bombing left considerable damage to property and public facilities, according to images published by activists via social networking sites.

On Thursday, the city witnessed five air strikes targeting residential neighborhoods, as part of the daily shelling.

Almost 10,000 civilians currently live in Daraya, weakened by a siege by Assad forces and their checkpoints scattered in its surroundings. Most of the local population left the city after the army and security forces committed a civilian massacre three years ago.

This article was translated and 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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