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32 dead in Syrian regime air raids near Damascus: NGO

Published on Aug 4, 2014 2:19 AM
 
Victims wait to be treated by medics at a makeshift hospital following reported shelling by Syrian government forces in Douma, north-east of Damascus, on August 3, 2014. At least 32 people were killed in Syrian regime air raids on two rebel-held towns near the capital. -- PHOTO: AFP

BEIRUT (AFP) - At least 32 people were killed in Syrian regime air raids on two rebel-held towns near Damascus on Sunday, a monitoring group said.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights head Rami Abdel Rahman said 17 people were killed in Douma, north-east of the capital, and 15 others in Kfar Batna, to the east of Damascus.

A woman and a child were killed in each of the towns targeted, he said.

The rebel bastion of Douma has been besieged by regime forces for more than a year, and it has been the target of regular bombardment over past weeks.

 
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