by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/20/18, 10:40 am
Government airstrikes and shelling in the Syrian rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus killed at least 98 people Monday in the region’s deadliest day in three years, according to a monitoring group and health responders. The Syrian Civil Defense confirmed the deaths and said the casualties could be higher since more people remain beneath debris. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 720 people sustained injuries, some critical. The casualties include 20 children and 14 women.