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Russian airbase in Syria’s Latakia attacked second time this week

Despite eastern Ghouta being designated as a de-escalation zone, it has witnessed severe shelling and confrontations between regime forces and armed Syrian factions. (AFP)

The Khmeimim military airport, which hosts the biggest Russian airbase in Syria, was attacked for a second time in a row this week by a drone believed to belong to a faction in the countryside of Latakia, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

They added that forces working in the airport shot down the attacking plane. No information was released on the extent of damage and human losses caused by the attack.

17 killed in eastern Ghouta bombing

The Observatory said at least 17 people were killed and 35 injured on Sunday in a Russian and Syrian air raid on several towns in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta.

They added that another 12 people including two children were killed in a raid on Hamouriyah city late December, while two others were killed in Madira and another three in Arbin.

Despite eastern Ghouta being designated as a de-escalation zone, it has witnessed severe shelling and confrontations between regime forces and armed Syrian factions.

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Last Update: Sunday, 7 January 2018 KSA 11:11 - GMT 08:11
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