16 killed in Syria airstrikes

Indo Asian News Service

Damascus, March 25 (IANS) At least 16 civilians were killed and 50 injured in airstrikes on a Syrian town on the outskirts of the country's capital, according to a war monitoring group.

The United Kingdom-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the aerial bombings took place in the town of Hamoryah, located 12 km to the east of Damascus.

According to the Observatory, the attack came as part of the increased bombings carried out by Syrian regime forces against the eastern Ghouta region over the last few days.

The SOHR said the number of dead could rise since many of the injured were in a serious condition and several people were still missing, reported Efe news.

It added that the number of children and women among the victims remained unknown.

--IANS

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