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Casualties exceed 800 in East Ghouta

International Desk
Published on : 08 March 2018, 10:25 AM
Casualties exceed 800 in East Ghouta


Air strikes continue in Syrian rebel-held East Ghouta. Due to continuous air strikes, the humanitarian situation of this region has deteriorated.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the number of victims killed in air strikes and ground attacks by government forces and their Russian allies conducted from 18 February has exceeded 800. There are at least 178 children among them.

This British-based Human Rights organization said, at least 24 civilians lost their lives in air strikes on Tuesday.

It is worth mentioning that about four lac people reside in East Ghouta area near the capital Damascus. It has been under rebel control since 2013. The air strikes have been started in mid-February in order to recapture this strategically important town. Then on February 24, the United Nations Security Council announced a 30-day ceasefire in East Ghouta. Although there is still a lot of fighting going on there.


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