Air strikes kill at least 17 civilians in Syria rebel enclave: Monitor

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AFP Beirut, Lebanon Jan 06, 2018, 02.40 PM (IST)

Regime and Russian air strikes on a rebel-held enclave near Damascus killed at least 17 civilians on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The deadliest of the raids on the Eastern Ghouta region hit the Hammuriyeh district, leaving 12 civilians dead including two children, the British-based war monitor said.

Eastern Ghouta is the target of near-daily regime air raids.

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Regime and Russian air strikes on a rebel-held enclave near Damascus killed at least 17 civilians on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said