Published: 2018-04-06 20:20
Last Updated: 2018-04-06 20:20
Despite talks between the fighting sides in Syria, warplanes targeted on Friday the rebel-held town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, state TV and war monitor reported.
After the escalation, the Russian-mediated talks between the Syrian government and Jaish al-Islam failed, which led to the rejection of the latter’s proposal to stay in the area as a local security forces.
According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, two people were killed and more than 20 wounded in the raids; while thousands of people had taken shelter in Douma when it was targeted. The observatory claimed that the planes were likely Russian.
The State TV reported that Jaish al-Islam was blocking a deal, and had refused a request to release abductees it has been holding. Thousands of Syrians were displaced in Douma recently, including wounded rebel fighters.