Syria regime shelling kills 4 schoolchildren in besieged town

A medical source at the town hospital confirmed the death toll and said another 25 people were wounded. (AP)

At least four shoolchildren were among eight people killed in Syrian regime shelling in Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, despite a ceasefire in the hunger-hit rebel enclave outside Damascus.

The bombardment came as a fresh round of peace talks to end Syria's six-year war entered a second day in the Kazakh capital Astana.

Government fire on the besieged region has been on the rise for the past week, with the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor saying the latest shelling hit a school in the town of Jisreen.

“A shell fired by regime troops hit the entrance of a school in Jisreen just as children were leaving it, killing five people including four schoolchildren,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.

A medical source at the town hospital confirmed the death toll and said another 25 people were wounded.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51
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