Syrian activists say at least four children have been killed when Assad regime shelling hit their school in an opposition-held town outside the capital Damascus.
The Ghouta Media Center and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights say a shell landed Tuesday at the gate of a school in Jisreen, a town in the Eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus. The shelling killed five, including four children, and left many injured.
Residents of the Eastern Ghouta suburbs have been living under a suffocating regime blockade amid intense bombings. The violence and siege have continued even though the suburbs are part of a de-escalation agreement guaranteed by Assad regime backers Russia and Iran.
On Monday, the United Nations said it reached thousands of the suburbs residents for the first time in over a month.