UN says Syrian forces killed 85 civilians in besieged zone

By REUTERS
January 10, 2018 13:53
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GENEVA - An upsurge in air strikes and ground attacks by Syrian government forces against the besieged rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta has killed at least 85 civilians since December 31, the UN human rights chief said on Wednesday.

"In Eastern Ghouta, where a crippling siege has caused a humanitarian catastrophe, residential areas are being hit day and night by strikes from the ground and from the air, forcing civilians to hide in basements," Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said in a statement.


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