Syria war: More than 70 killed in rebel-held Ghouta as UN warns situation 'spiralling out of control'

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(Worthy News) - War monitors say a massive surge in attacks by the Syrian Government and its allies has killed more than 70 people in the rebel-held eastern Ghouta pocket near Damascus in the past 24 hours.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes, rocket fire and shelling on several parts of the besieged suburbs also wounded more than 300 people.

Pro-Syrian Government media outlet Al Masdar news reported that Syrian warplanes had delivered "dozens of airstrikes within a matter of hours" on Ghouta.

The online news agency also said that the heavy bombardment "comes as the Syrian Army makes its final preparations for a massive ground offensive against armed rebel factions — to be the largest ever conducted within the vicinity of the Syrian capital — from multiple directions". [ Source: ABC News (Australia) (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “Syria war: More than 70 killed in rebel-held Ghouta as UN warns situation 'spiralling out of control'”

  1. So, these "war monitors" just noticed?

    Syria has been "out of control" for quite some time now.

    Got this off of Google's first entry:

    "In 2016, from an estimated pre-war population of 22 million, the United Nations (UN) identified 13.5 million Syrians requiring humanitarian assistance, of which more than 6 million are internally displaced within Syria, and around 5 million are refugees outside of Syria."

    Assad has chosen one "hell of a way" to cull his country's population.

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