Monday, August 17, 2015
Alomost 100 people killed in airstrike on market in Douma near Damascus
Syrian activists sayid on Monday that at least 96 people have died in government air strikes on a marketplace in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus. Around 200 people were reportedly injured in the attack. Government forces have been regularly attacking Douma and its surrounding areas in recent months with air strikes and helicopter barrel bombs.
Hundreds of civilians have been killed alongside opposition fighters.
Images of the aftermath of Sunday's strikes showed dead bodies lined up on the floor, including some of children.
The attack was one of the bloodiest single incidents of the four-year-long conflict, which has so far left more than 250,000 people dead.A Syrian military source told the Reuters news agency that the air force had targeted the headquarters of the rebel group, Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam).