Syrian Government Continues Attacks on Douma
For more than a week Syrian government forces have launched airstrikes on the Damascus-area town of Douma, which is under rebel control. During the first attack alone – on August 16 – more than 110 civilians were killed within a matter of hours as bombs rained down on markets and neighborhoods.
Douma’s local city council has declared the town a “disaster zone” and called on the U.N. to intervene to halt Assad’s attacks. Speaking to Syria Deeply, witnesses and paramedics described scenes of carnage and massacre.