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April 1, 2016 9:43 am

Syria: Death Toll From Assad Forces Airstrikes Rises to More Than 30 Mostly Women and Children, Despite Ceasefire Agreement

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The Syrian civil war. Photo: Wikipedia.

The Syrian civil war. Photo: Wikipedia.

The death toll from air strikes in the Deir al-Asafir district southeast of Damascus has risen to more than 30, mostly women and children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the White Helmet civil defense group.

The strikes on Thursday, which the Observatory monitoring group said were carried out by Syrian aircraft, came despite a month-long “cessation of hostilities” in Syria between government forces and their opponents, excluding Islamic Stateand al Qaeda’s Nusra Front. Air strikes continued in the area on Friday. Two strikes hit the outskirts of Deir al-Asafir and at least seven hit the village of Bala, just north of Deir al-Asafir, the Observatory said.

Read full story at the Indian Express.

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