Russian Airstrikes Kill 21 Civilians

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Damascus: At least 21 civilians were killed in airstrikes conducted by the Russian forces in Islamic State (IS)-held village in eastern Syria, local media reports said on Wednesday.

Reportedly, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, confirming the airstrikes, said that several residential buildings were targetted.

Last week, at least 20 civilians were killed in attacks coordinated by the Syrian regime in Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus.

The attacks were targetted at the Opposition-held residential neighbourhoods of Douma, Misraba, Ein Tarma, Medeira and Harasta.

The sources said 13 civilians, including three children, were killed in Misraba, five people, including a child, were killed in Medeira and two others in Douma.

Last month, at least 12 civilians were killed in shelling by the Assad regime forces in Damascus on Saturday.

According to a Syrian civil defence source, Madyara, Haresta, Arbin, Hamuriyyah, Zamalka and Hazze regions were hit in the shelling.

A number of people also got injured, who were later rushed to the nearby medical facility.

A civil defence report has claimed that at least 45 civilians lost their lives due to Syrian regime’s intense attacks on Eastern Ghouta between November 14-17.