At-least 15 children and two women killed in an air strike school in Syria’s besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region. All civilians have taken shelter in an underground school to escape government and Russian raids on the Arbin town.
50 people also injured in Arbin air strike
Since government forces stepped up an attack on the enclave outside Damascus a month ago, more than 1,400 civilians have reported killed. Almost 50,000 civilians have also fled the siege.
The mass departure came after soldiers and allied militiamen drove out rebel forces almost 65% of the region.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) monitoring group detailed about the occurring. According to them, three missiles struck the underground school in Arbin. The school situated in the southern pocket controlled by Faylaq al-Rahman rebel group.
SOHR further added that apart from 17 civilians killing, 50 people also injured in the strike. In circulated image of the affected site, rescue workers are standing underneath a large hole in the ceiling wherein several destroyed pillars were hanging.
The coalition blamed Russian aircraft for targeting the school also called them responsible for a massacre. Russian military didn’t commented yet, but it has previously rejected the claims for executing air strikes on civilians and civilian infrastructure.
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