Syrian children flee in terror as government shelling hits school, activists claim

Syrian children flee in terror as government shelling hits school, activists claim

A school day was violently interrupted amid intensive Syrian government shelling of a rebel-held enclave north of the capital Damascus Sunday, sending panicked children scurrying for shelter, opposition activists reported.

Video released by a Syrian activist media group,  Ghouta Media Center,  purportedly shows children running away from their school after it was hit by Syrian government shelling.

In a video posted by the Ghouta Media Center, panicked children were seen scattered in the small rural streets in the village of Kfar Batna, some in tears while others called out for their parents.

The first-responders group in the Damascus suburbs, the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, reported that two shells fell in a school in the centre  of the village, injuring several. Baraa Abdurrahman, a resident of Kfar Batna, said the shells fell in a street that has a couple of schools. He added that six were injured.

Separately, at least 11 civilians were killed in shelling in the Saqba and Hamouriyah districts, including two women, one child and a media activist.

Eastern Ghouta, north of Damascus, is part of a de-escalation zone declared earlier this year in Syria.

But violence amid a tight government siege has persisted in the area, which has faced intense government shelling for four years.


News Source TelegraphNews

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