Syrian government bombing, rebel shells hit Damascus and suburbs

By REUTERS
November 16, 2017 21:40
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BEIRUT - Shelling by Syrian rebels killed six people in Damascus on Thursday, state media said, while a war monitor said government bombing killed 14 in the city's rebel-held eastern suburbs.

Factions in eastern Ghouta, the last major rebel stronghold near the Syrian capital, fired shells at various districts that also injured 42 people, state news agency SANA said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitoring group, said more than 140 people were wounded in eastern Ghouta by government air strikes and artillery in the past two days.

The Syrian army stepped up bombardment this week on the besieged enclave after insurgents stormed an army base nearby, the Observatory, rebels, and residents have said.

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