34 killed in Syrian army attacks

At least 34 people, including seven children, have been killed in an attack by Syrian troops in suburbs of the capital, Damascus, Syrian activists said today.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 19 of the dead, including all seven children, were killed by government air strikes and artillery in eastern Ghouta district yesterday.

The rest of the casualties were in a host of other towns and villages outside the capital.

The Observatory said yesterday’s bombardment was one of the heaviest of the 22-month-old conflict.

It added that 10 rebels were also killed in clashes with troops in Damascus suburbs.

Related Articles

Syrian delegation to protest by arriving a day late for Geneva talks

Civilians killed by Syrian airstrikes outside Damascus

Putin hints at ending Russian operations in Syria

Vladimir Putin signals end to Russian action in Syria in talks with Bashar Assad

More in this Section

Theresa May heads to EU summit with diminished authority after Brexit vote defeat

‘Mind-blowing’ trial could transform treatment for haemophilia A sufferers

Wine glasses are seven times larger than they used to be 300 years ago, study finds

6,700 Rohingya killed in Burma violence, says aid group


Timing is everything as The Frank and Walters revisit 'Grand Parade'

A question of taste: Eileen O'Shea

Eoghan O'Sullivan's picks his highlights of 2017

Learning Points: The ghost of Christmas past is always nostalgia

More From The Irish Examiner