At least 45 civilians killed in airstrikes by pro-Assad forces

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ARA News

Damascus, Syria – At least 45 civilians were killed in what activists called “a massacre” by the Syrian regime forces in the city of al-Bab in Aleppo’s eastern countryside.

Medical sources in al-Bab told ARA News that the death toll caused by regime-led airstrikes reached 45, while dozens others were injured.  

The Syrian regime air forces launched four strikes on the industrial city and some residential neighborhoods in al-Bab.

The medical staff in a field hospital in the city reported that the preliminary statistics indicated that more than 45 people had been killed in the assault and that nearly 100 others had been injured, as a state of panic prevailed in the city.

“Hospitals in the city of al-Bab are suffering from severe shortages of medicines and specialists,” the source added, stressing their need for quick blood donations to save the wounded.

A member of the medical staff reported that the pro-regime air force used stereochemistry missiles during the attack. 

Meanwhile, pro-Assad warplanes intensified their raids on the cities and towns of the Eastern Ghouta near Damascus.

At least 35 airstrikes were carried out against Eastern Ghouta on Thursday, activists reported.

This coincided with fierce clashes between fighters of the armed opposition and the pro-regime forces in the vicinity of Ghouta.

Also on Thursday, local sources confirmed that the Syrian regime’s warplanes carried out 22 raids on the town of Deir Asafir, six raids on Jobar neighborhood, four raids on the city of Duma, and 3 raids on the town of Harasta on the international road between Damascus and Homs. 

 

Reporting by: Mohammed Darwish

Source: ARA News

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