Regime air strikes kill at least 28 civilians near Damascus

Syrian regime air strikes kill at least 28 civilians, 10 of whom are children, near Damascus

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

Syrians evacuate victims following air strikes on the town of Douma in the eastern Ghouta region, a rebel stronghold east of the capital Damascus on December 13, 2015

At least 28 civilians have been killed and 60 others are known to be injured by Syrian regime air strikes near Damascus on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.

The death toll is expected to rise as some of the injured are in critical condition, the SOHR added.

In the attacks, 20 of the dead, including eight children were killed in Hamoria, in eastern Ghouta near Damascus.

Another six people, two of whom children, were killed in Irbin nearby.

The area is regularly bombed by the Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad’s forces, the Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

And in Douma in eastern al Ghouta, two others were also killed this morning.

At least 250,000 people have died and millions of Syrians have fled their homes since the conflict broke out in March 2011.

TRTWorld and agencies