60 killed as Syrian air force hit Damascus

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Victims of aerial bombardment in Syria's Aleppo. File photo

ARA News

Damascus, Syria – At least 60 people were killed Friday in the town of Hammouriya in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus suburb, after Syrian regime warplanes bombarded the area. 

Media sources from the Eastern Ghouta told ARA News that 32 people were killed immediately after the pro-regime warplanes bombed the town of Hammouriya.

The strike targeted a crowd of worshipers, who were apparently leaving a mosque after Friday prayers, and the death toll reached 60 people. 

Medical sources in the eastern Ghouta also reported that the death toll could increase dramatically as a result of the large number of emergency cases due to critical and severe shortages of medical supplies and drugs.

“When people were exiting the mosque after performing Friday prayers, the pro-regime warplanes repeatedly bombed the public Square in the town,” local activists reported.

Noteworthy, the Eastern Ghouta is deemed a major stronghold of the Syrian armed opposition and a number of Islamic battalions. The Syrian regime has imposed a complete blockade on all the entrances and exits to the area for more than a year and a half. 

Syrian regime warplanes launch daily air raids on different areas as battles continue between the pro-regime military forces and opposition factions entrenched within the Ghouta on several fronts.

 

Reporting by: Mohammed Darwish

Source: ARA News

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