Dozens killed in Syrian rocket attack

Posted December 14, 2015 01:12:28

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

At least 28 people, including children, have been killed during the “heavy bombardment” of a besieged rebel-stronghold east of the Syrian capital.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Assad regime forces fired rockets at parts of the opposition-held Eastern Ghouta region and the town of Douma, 15 kilometres north-east of the capital, Damascus.

The attack area included a school zone.

On its website, the observatory said one of the people killed was a pregnant woman.

Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said air strikes also hit two towns in the region, but it was unclear whether they were carried out by Syrian or Russian warplanes.

The areas have been under heavy bombardment in recent months.

The Syrian army has said its strikes target insurgents that have launched attacks on government-held areas.

AFP

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

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

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