4/7/2018, 5:46 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Scores of civilians die in fight over Syria's Douma - report

At least 48 people have died in the attack on the last besieged rebel enclave outside of Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Saturday. The regime of President Bashar al-Assad accused opposition fighters of shelling residential parts of the capital city from Douma, with as much as 15 fatalities. The offensive on the remains of the Eastern Ghouta stronghold started one day earlier, after the ten-day negotiations about the final evacuation failed.

Syrian government forces are helped from the air by Russian planes. SOHR's sources from Douma claimed eight people died today, while medics from the ground reported there were too many wounded to be counted. The town is controlled by Jaish al-Islam, which demands an agreement to stay and integrate with the security system. The state television said the airstrikes were a retaliation against shelling from the contested area.

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