Air strikes kill 32 in Damascus

A man carries an injured child after shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Hamouria, near Damascus, January 23, 2015. — Reuters pic
A man carries an injured child after shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Hamouria, near Damascus, January 23, 2015. — Reuters pic

DAMASCUS, Jan 23 — Government air strikes on a rebel-held village east of Damascus today killed 32 civilians, including six children, a monitoring group said, denouncing what it called a massacre.

“The number of people killed in a massacre committed by the regime’s warplanes against the village of Hammuriyeh, in the Eastern Ghouta area, has risen to 32, including six children,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. — AFP

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