SYRIA UNDER THE BOMBS, GOVERNMENT AIRSTRIKES IN DARAA: 16 DEAD The victims are mostly children. Activists have accused the regime of having made a true "massacre"

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At least 16 people were killed, including 13 children, in the Syrian airstrikes conducted by aviation on the southern province of Daraa. The news was released by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, explaining that the bombings have hit a center for study of the Koran in the town of Eastern Ghariyah.

The activists then accused the Syrian regime of a “massacre”, stating that they expected an increase in the number of victims because a great number of those injured were in serious condition after the attack. It is estimated that since the beginning of the Syrian conflict almost 230,000 people have been killed, among them more than 11,500 children.

Meanwhile, in the neighbouring region of Damascus other 33 were killed in the government bombardment of the town of Duma, the rebel stronghold. It was reported by the pan-Arab Al Jazeera television, which explained that the loyalists used the so-called “elephant bombs”, a new type of handmade bomb that is able to amplify the effect of the explosive without guaranteeing accuracy.

Translation provided by Maria Rosaria Mastropaolo

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