More than 136 people killed in Syria

Russian and Syrian government forces have killed at least 136 civilians over the past 48 hours in Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of the capital Damascus, according to residents and monitoring groups.
On Monday, 30 civilians were killed in air raids; on the following day, 80 more were killed, and on Wednesday, another 26 were killed.
At least 22 children and 21 women were among the dead.
Scenes of entire buildings, housing whole families crashing down with the residents – women, children and men – still inside have become a frequent image,” Abu Salem al-Shami, a resident and activist, told Al Jazeera by phone from Eastern Ghouta, an area that has been under opposition control since 2013.
But in Eastern Ghouta, like many areas across Syria, civilians have borne the brunt of the fighting.
At least 470,000 people have been killed, and over 12 million Syrians – half the country’s prewar population – have been driven from their homes.

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