Eastern Ghouta: children killed in regime bombardment
Date: 2018-02-15 23:48
Eight civilians, mostly children, were killed as regime helicopters and artillery targeted residential areas in Eastern Ghouta Douma city on Thursday, according to Orient News correspondent.
Our correspondent in Rural Damascus added that regime shelling lasted for hours, wounding several civilians and destroying houses.
Syria Civil Defense (The White Helmets) in Douma city, in turn, confirmed that regime aircraft targeted the city with three air strikes in the morning, followed with shelling with heavy artillery.
White Helmets rescuers worked on pulling the injured from under the rubble, reporting that some of them succumbed to their severe wounds hours after shelling.
Syria Civil Defense also published videos showing rescue of a little girl held under the rubble after regime’s shelling, and the destroyed civilian houses.
In the meantime, regime aircraft conducted 4 air strikes in Ghouta’ Erbin city, leaving huge damage in civilian houses.
Regime air strikes also targeted the outskirts of the Shifouniya town, while its artillery shelled the outskirts and hill of Al-Nashabiyah city.
Artillery shelling by regime militias led to injuries among civilians and material damage in civilian houses, our correspondent reported.
Eastern Ghouta, a suburban area near Damascus, has been surrounded by Assad militias for more than four years. The siege intensified in May when regime conducted a large-scale offensive. According to the United Nations, nearly 400,000 civilians are trapped in the area, with half thought to be children.