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At least 16 children and four women were killed when a school in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta was hit by an air strike as the government bombardment of the enclave resumed following a brief lull, activists told Al Jazeera.

The attack on a school sheltering the children occurred in the town of Arbin on Monday night, the activists said.

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Overnight shelling of remaining rebel-held towns of the enclave has killed a total of 32 people, the activists added.

The area, which has been under rebel control since mid-2013, has been under a relentless bombing campaign, launched by Russian-backed Syrian forces a month ago.

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