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Regime Pounds Besieged Daraya With Barrel Bombs

Local council says 100 crude explosives dropped on Daraya over three-day period following humanitarian aid delivery to the suburb
Regime Pounds Besieged Daraya With Barrel Bombs

Syrian regime helicopters on Sunday dropped 12 barrel bombs on the besieged town of Daraya, southern Damascus suburbs, the local rebel council said.

Daraya's local council said regime helicopters dropped a dozen barrel bombs on Sunday followed by another eight crude explosives as regime forces attempted to storm the city from the southwestern axis.

The council stated that 100 explosive barrels were dropped over a three-day period following the delivery of humanitarian aid on Thursday, June 9 – the first food aid to enter Daraya in three years. But Daraya activists said the distribution of aid did not begin due to ongoing air strikes by regime forces.

Daraya has more than 2,000 children under the age of 15 living mostly in basements to protect them from aerial bombings.

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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