Syrian government warplanes kill 21, injure 125 in Eastern Ghouta: monitor

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Posted: Feb 08, 2018 5:32 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government warplanes conducted air strikes against rebel-held eastern Ghouta on Thursday, killing 21 people and injuring 125 more, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitoring group, reported.

It said the warplanes pounded various parts of eastern Ghouta, a besieged pocket of satellite towns and farms located near the Syrian capital Damascus.

There was no immediate comment from the Syrian army.

(Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Gareth Jones)