Dozens killed in Syrian rocket attack

Updated December 14, 2015 01:24:56

Man carries baby through Syrian rubble Photo: A Syrian man carries a child via rubble following air strikes on the town of Douma in the eastern Ghouta area. (AFP: Sameer Al-Doumy)
Map: Syrian Arab Republic

Air and missile strikes on a college district and other areas in insurgent-held Damascus suburbs have killed at least 28 men and women, like two children and a college principal, a group monitoring the Syrian war says.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated unidentified war planes hit the town of Douma, 15 kilometres north-east of the capital, and surface-to-surface missiles fired by the Syrian army also hit the surrounding areas, like Eastern Ghouta.

The regions have been below heavy bombardment in recent months. The Syrian army has stated its strikes target insurgents that have launched attacks on government-held areas.

The Observatory, which gathers info from a network of contacts on the ground, said at least 40 mortar bombs fired by insurgents in the eastern suburbs hit Damascus on Sunday, killing at least one particular child and wounding several.

State news agency SANA stated 3 civilians had been killed and at least 30 wounded in mortar attacks targeting residential neighbourhoods of Damascus.

Most of the victims have been college students, it mentioned, citing its reporter in the area.


Damage to Syrian city of Douma Photo: A street in Douma, in the eastern Ghouta region, right after the air strikes. (AFP: Sameer Al-Doumy)

Topics: unrest-conflict-and-war, syrian-arab-republic

1st posted December 14, 2015 01:12:28

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