At Least 14 Civilians Killed By Barrel Bombs Near Damascus

At Least 14 Civilians Killed By Barrel Bombs Near Damascus
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At least 14 civilians have been reportedly killed and several others wounded in a series of barrel-bomb attacks on rebel-held areas near Damascus.

According to pro-government news sources, air strikes began on Saturday after militants from the Fateh al-Sham group, formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra, refused to leave the area unarmed.

The regime has launched an offensive on Wadi Barada, a town north-west of the capital city on Monday, injuring dozens of people, including several children.  Videos posted on social media by various opposition groups showed pro-Assad forces intensify their assault on the town.

The White Helmets, an all-volunteer rescue group, said a number of people were trapped under the rubble following the heavy bombardment.

Barrel bombs have been heavily criticized in the UN and by world leaders because of their indiscriminate nature leading to mass civilian casualites and destruction of property.

The explosive devices used by Syrian government forces are typically constructed from large oil drums and filled with explosives, nails and scrap metal.

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