Syrian regime kills at least 2 civilians in Damascus' Ghouta

ANADOLU AGENCY
DAMASCUS
Published 06.08.2017 22:23
Updated 06.08.2017 22:25
Syrians run for cover as smoke billows following an airstrike on Ain Tarma, in the eastern Ghouta area (AFP Photo)
Syrians run for cover as smoke billows following an airstrike on Ain Tarma, in the eastern Ghouta area (AFP Photo)

At least two civilians were killed in Assad regime attacks in the eastern Ghouta neighborhood of capital Damascus, an opposition official said on Sunday.

Mahmoud Atham, an official from volunteer rescue group White Helmets, told Anadolu Agency that the Assad forces targeted Ein Tarma suburb of East Ghouta with six airstrikes and 20 missiles.

Eastern Ghouta is one of de-escalation zones announced by Turkey, Russia, and Iran in Kazakh capital of Astana in May.

Eight others -- several in critical condition -- were also injured in the attacks, while several houses were destroyed, Atham said.

On Saturday, regime forces also killed two civilians including one child and injured 20 others.

Since the civil war in Syria erupted in March 2011, more than 250,000 people have been killed, according to the UN. The Syrian Center for Policy Research puts the death toll at more than 470,000.

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