Syrian government air strikes kill 16 civilians

  • Syrians evacuate an injured boy following a reported air strike on a rebel-held town of Douma, northeast of the capital Damascus on June 16, 2015 AFP

At least 16 people, including 13 children, were killed in an air raid conducted by the Syrian government in a town in southern Daraa province, a rights group said.

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the strike targeted a centre for study of the Koran in the town of Eastern Ghariyah, reported News24. While noting that the death toll from the air strikes could rise as a number of those injured were in serious condition, the rights group accused the Syrian government of conducting a 'massacre'.

Eastern Ghariyah is located on the eastern edge of Daraa province, not far from the 52nd Brigade base that a rebel alliance seized from the regime a week ago.



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