Friday, 21 April 2017 18:32

Assad Regime & Allies Intensify Attacks on Damascus & Its Countryside

Bombardment by regime forces and the Iranian-backed foreign militias on rebel-held areas in Damascus and its suburbs continues unabated. The bombing, from the air by warplanes, rockets, and heavy artillery, has been ongoing for over a month now and is part of an attempt to take over the liberated areas.

Activists in Damascus said that dozens of airstrikes have been targeting the districts of Qaboun, Tishreen, and Barzah in eastern Damascus on a daily basis for the 40th consecutive day.

The Assad regime and Russian jets on Friday raided towns and villages in eastern Ghouta, hitting residential neighborhoods and civilian facilities. The area also came under intense bombardment by heavy artillery and rockets.

The Unified Medical Office in Eastern Ghouta said that two people were killed in what they believed were Assad regime airstrikes on the town of Douma. The airstrikes also left dozens of people injured, including women and children and caused damage to residential buildings.

Activists in eastern Ghouta said that the Assad regime and Russian jets bombed the towns of Housh Salhiya, Nishabiya, and Otaya in Almarj area, causing civilian casualties. Regime forces also shelled the towns of Arbin, Kafarbatna, Jisreen, Otoya, and Housh Salhiya with heavy artillery. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)

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