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Fresh Syria enclave bombardment kills nine: Monitor

Syrian and allied forces pounded the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta for a sixth straight day Friday, killing at least nine people.

Published: 23rd February 2018 03:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2018 03:52 PM   |  A+A-

The Syrian regime and its Russian ally intensified their bombardment of the besieged area on February 18. | AP

By AFP

BEIRUT: Syrian and allied forces pounded the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta for a sixth straight day Friday, killing at least nine people, a monitoring organisation said.

"The air strikes and the artillery fire are continuing on several towns in Eastern Ghouta," Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP.

He said that five of the nine people killed on Friday died in air strikes on Douma, the main town in the enclave east of Damascus, and that two of them were children.

The latest deaths brought to 426 the number of people killed since the Syrian regime and its Russian ally intensified their bombardment of the besieged area on February 18.



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