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40 civilians killed in Syria within 2 days

ANI  |  Eastern Ghouta [Syria] 

At least 40 civilians were killed over the last two days as Syrian led forces intensified their attacks by launching airstrikes in the war-ravaged region.

In a statement by the White Helmets civil defence agency, as reported by news agency, around 161 civilians were killed in airstrikes over the last two weeks.

Eastern Ghouta, a suburb located in the Syrian capital, Damascus, has been repeatedly targeted by the Assad regime forces since November 14 last year.

In May last year, Russia, and signed an agreement to set up de-escalation centres in De-escalation zones include the Idlib province, some parts of Latakia, and provinces, Homs, Eastern Ghouta, and provinces in

has been embroiled in a civil war since 2011.

Protestors have for long been demanding the resignation of Assad over his autocratic rule.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 14:40 IST