Category: Eastern

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Civilians die in air strikes on Syria’s Japanese Ghouta

At least 23 civilians have been killed in aerial bombardment carried out by Syrian government forces in rebel-held parts of the Eastern Ghouta district, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). Both the monitor and the Syrian Civil Defence, a group of volunteer first responders, said at least 18 people died in a double-tap air…

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Authorities air raids intensify in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

Beirut, Lebanon – The videos show chaotic scenes: first responders rush to evacuate wounded civilians in a marketplace, while others pull an injured man, covered in dust, out of the rubble of a stone home and onto a stretcher. Dozens of people have been killed in a recent spike in violence in Syria. At least 40…

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Critically ill Syrians evacuated from Eastern Ghouta

At least 12 critically ill patients have been evacuated from a suburb of Syria’s capital Damascus, while more residents in need of urgent medical care are expected to be removed from the besieged area, according to humanitarian groups. The evacuees, a majority of whom were children, were taken to Damascus to receive medical treatment, according…

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Back groups evacuate severely sick from Eastern Ghouta

Aid agencies are evacuating critically ill Syrians from Eastern Ghouta, a region home to around 400,000 people that has been under government siege since 2013.  One of the last rebel strongholds in the country, medical supplies and food have been in short supply. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Syrian Red Crescent, Syrian…