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Monitor: Toll of Latest Syrian Airstrikes Rises to 247

Syrian government airstrikes on areas east of Damascus have killed 247 people in the last 10 days, including 50 children, and wounded 1,000 more people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday. The attacks on the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region included Aug. 16 airstrikes that killed 117 people in a marketplace in Douma, some 15 km (10 miles) northeast of the capital. The area is besieged by government forces. A rescue service operating in the rebel-held region, the...

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