Monitor says 23 killed, including five children, in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

 07 Feb 2018 - 14:46

Monitor says 23 killed, including five children, in Syria's Eastern Ghouta
An elderly Syrian man carries a child as he walks through the dust following a reported regime air strike in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on February 6, 2018. / AFP / ABDULMONAM EASSA

Reuters

BEIRUT: Air strikes killed 23 civilians including five children in a rural part of the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

"The death toll from air strikes that targeted Eastern Ghouta villages increased to 23 people, including five children," the Britain-based war monitor said in a statement.