Air strikes killed dozens of civilians in Syria

Dozens of civilians have been killed in air strikes and artillery shelling in war-ravaged Syria, activists said on Sunday.

Air raids targeting Eastern Ghouta district outside the capital Damascus killed at least 23 people as Syrian government forces continue to increase military pressure on the rebel-controlled area.

“The toll could rise further because of the number of wounded people in a serious condition,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. At least four children were among the dead, he added.

The local Ghouta Media Center also reported 23 civilians had been killed.

Attacks on Eastern Ghouta over the past two weeks have killed more than 100 people, the Syrian Observatory said.

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