Syrian warplanes bomb residential neighborhoods in Duma, casualties reported

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At least ten civilians were killed, dozens wounded in Syrian airstrikes in Duma. File photo

ARA News 

DAMASCUS – At least ten people were killed and dozens others injured on Thursday after warplanes loyal to President Bashar al-Assad targeted the city of Duma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus, local activists reported. 

“Pro-Assad warplanes targeted residential neighborhoods in the city, killing and injuring dozens of civilians,” an eyewitness told ARA News.

“Amid the large number of casualties, ambulances rushed into the stricken neighborhoods of Duma in a bid to rescue the wounded.” 

Speaking to ARA News in Duma, media activist Abu Firas al-Hajji said that the Syrian air forces conducted at least three airstrikes, targeting residential neighborhoods in the city. 

“The civil defense teams have been trying to save the wounded, removing the dead bodies from under the rubble,” al-Hajji added. 

Activists circulated a video on the social media, showing civil defense teams dragging the dead bodies from under the rubble and transferring the wounded into nearby field hospitals. 

The pictures showed a mass destruction in the targeted areas, as a state of alert and panic hit the locals.  

Reporting by: Adel Hassan

Source: ARA News

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