More than 100 dead in Syrian regime strike in East Ghouta

Feb 20, 2018, 5:59 AM EST
(Source: AFP/Arab News)
(Source: AFP/Arab News)

The United Nations called for an immediate end to the “senseless human suffering” in Syria as more than 100 civilians were killed in Eastern Ghouta following air raids, rocket strikes and shelling carried out by pro-government forces.

The attacks on the Eastern Ghouta mark the worst single day of bombing on the Damascus suburb, resulting not only in loss of over 100 lives but heavy damage to critical means of survival such as food storage buildings, roads and hospitals, writes the BBC.

Rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, besieged by government forces since 2013, has been reeling under a “blockade” with some 400,000 people in desperate need of food and medical supplies, reports Al Jazeera.