BREAKING: At Least 10 DEAD, 50 Wounded- Here’s What We Know

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Damascus, SYRIA — At least ten civilians were killed and at least 50 others were wounded in an air strike carried out by the Syrian regime on the town of Arbin, in eastern Ghouta.

Qasioun News reported that the Syrian regime carried out the air strike, using eight thermobaric rockets, on Arbin Town, in eastern Ghouta of Damascus, killing ten civilians, including seven children and two women, as well as wounding fifty others with varying degrees of injuries.

Yesterday, Syrian Army Aviation conducted six other air strikes on the city, leaving several casualties and inflicting significant damage to the area.

It is noteworthy, Syrian regime announced ceasing fire in the countryside of Damascus, after agreeing with both the opposition and Russia on a truce, including eastern Ghouta.

Back in 2015, ten days of airstrikes by the Syrian government killed and wounded up to 1,300 civilians in areas east of Damascus, UPI reported.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the deaths of 247 civilians — including 50 children and 25 women — in airstrikes on multiple towns in Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus, and other locations within the Rif Dimashq province since Aug. 16.

At least 1,000 people were injured, dozens critically.

Rights groups have condemned the Syrian air force’s use of barrel bombs — essentially improvised explosive devices dropped from helicopters — due to their inaccuracy and toll on civilians.

A May report by Amnesty International accused forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of committing war crimes through their barrel bombing operations in Aleppo. Citing data from the Violations Documentation Center, a Syria-based monitoring group, the report indicated barrel bombing in the northwestern city killed 3,124 civilians and 35 rebel fighters between January 2014 and March 2015.

Nearly 1 million people have been killed in Syria’s civil war since it began in 2011, according to U.N. estimates.

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