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16 killed in Damascus airstrike

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Published Mar 26, 2017, 1:46 am IST
Updated Mar 26, 2017, 1:47 am IST
It said it was not immediately clear who was responsible for the strike on the town Hammuriyeh in the opposition bastion of Eastern Ghouta.
At least 16 civilians were killed and dozens wounded in an air strike on a rebel-held area outside Syria’s capital Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.(Photo: Representational Image)
 At least 16 civilians were killed and dozens wounded in an air strike on a rebel-held area outside Syria’s capital Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.(Photo: Representational Image)

At least 16 civilians were killed and dozens wounded in an air strike on a rebel-held area outside Syria’s capital Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

It said it was not immediately clear who was responsible for the strike on the town Hammuriyeh in the opposition bastion of Eastern Ghouta.

 

“Sixteen civilians, including a child, were killed and around 50 others wounded in an air strike on the main street in the town of Hammuriyeh,” Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said.

It was not immediately clear if all the wounded were civilians or if some were rebel fighters, he said, adding the death toll could rise further because a number of the injured were in serious condition.

White Helmets rescue organisation were seen removing survivors from the aftermath of the street, including a man whose face was coated in blood.

 

The Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus has been under a devastating government siege since 2012, and is also the regular target of regime air strikes and artillery fire.

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