32 killed in Syrian regime attacks near Damascus
Scores of people, mostly children, were injured in attacks in Eastern Ghouta suburb
The death toll from regime raids near Damascus has risen to 32, according to the pro-opposition civil defense authority.
Regime warplanes carried out aerial attacks on several opposition-held towns in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus on Monday.
Scores of people, mostly children, were injured in the attacks, the authority said in a statement on Tuesday.
Since March 2011, the Syrian opposition has demanded an end to more than 44 years of the Assad family’s rule and the establishment of a democratic state.
The Syrian regime responded to the protests with military force, pushing the country into a vicious downward spiral of violence, bloody battles and a civil war that is still ongoing between the regime and opposition forces.
Since then, more than a quarter of a million people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced across the war-battered country, according to the UN.