A rights group confirmed that regime forces were behind the attack on a kindergarten in the town of Harasta in northern rural Damascus on November 6, where nine children, all aged between 4 and 6 years, were killed in the attack while 15 more were injured.
In a report released on Saturday, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that eyewitnesses’ accounts and media activists confirmed that regime forces bombed the kindergarten. The Network published interviews with local residents and photos showing the aftermath of the attack on the kindergarten.
According to the report, regime forces fired mortar shells on Ajiyal Almustaqbal kindergarten in Alzahla neighborhood with 29 children inside.
The bombing also caused panic among the children. Photos published by SNHR showed pools of blood on the floor of the kindergarten yard. A girl said that she does not want to go back to the kindergarten for she is scared of being shelled.
The bombing of the kindergarten in Harasta, on November 6, took place nearly two weeks after airstrikes had hit a school complex in the town of Hass in rural Idlib where 22 schoolchildren were killed and dozens more injured. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office)