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Syria/Russia: Airstrikes, Siege Killing Civilians

Expand Children in the rubble of damaged buildings in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria.  © Private (Beirut) – Syrian government and Russian forces have escalated their airstrikes on Eastern Ghouta, a suburb approximately 15 kilometers from the center of Syria’s capital Damascus, killing dozens of civilians in apparently unlawful attacks, Human Rights Watch said today. Syrian forces have tightened their siege of the enclave, held by anti-government armed groups, severely restricting humanitarian aid in violation of the laws of war and preventing civilians from leaving the area.…

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