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Assad regime, Russian airstrikes kill 40 in E. Ghouta

 Warplanes target crowded market in Eastern Ghouta’s town of Kafr Batna

By Mohamed Misto

DAMASCUS (Burma Times) – At least 40 civilians were killed Friday and hundreds more injured when Syrian regime and Russian warplanes struck a crowded market in Eastern Ghouta, an opposition-held Damascus suburb.

According to an Anadolu Agency correspondent in the town of Kafr Batna, warplanes had targeted the town’s main market, which was teeming with people when it was struck.

The bodies of the dead and injured remain scattered around the targeted market amid continued attacks featuring different kinds of weapons, including napalm, the correspondent asserted.

Home to some 400,000 civilian residents, Syria’s Eastern Ghouta district has remained the target of a crippling regime siege for the last five years.

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