Syria regime raids kill 28 including 10 children: Monitor
BEIRUT - Agence France-Presse
Children walk on rubble near damaged buildings in Naemeh town located east of the city of Deraa, Syria December 22, 2015. REUTERS PhotoAir raids by Syrian government warplanes killed 28 civilians, including 10 children, near Damascus on Dec. 24, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.
At least 60 others were also wounded in the raids on Hammuriyeh and Irbin in Eastern Ghouta, the largest rebel stronghold in Damascus province.
Twenty of the dead, including eight children, were killed in Hammuriyeh, while another six people, among them two children, died in Irbin nearby.
The area is regularly bombed by the forces of President Bashar al-Assad, Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said.
Two more civilians were also killed by shelling in the Douma area, northeast of Damascus, while government forces were also pounding Eastern Ghouta with artillery fire, the Observatory said.
Rebels often shell the capital from Eastern Ghouta, to the east of Damascus.
More than 250,000 people have been killed in Syria's conflict, which began in March 2011 as an anti-government protest movement but which has spiralled into a multi-sided war.