Syrians in E. Ghouta Faces Deadliest Day in 3 Years

Published February 20th, 2018 - 01:23 GMT

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights report that government airstrikes in the Damascus suburbs has killed at least 98 people on Monday.

The monitoring group says this was the deadliest day the area known as East Ghouta has faced in three years. It was reported that  20 children and 15 women were among those killed on Monday Feb. 20, 2018. 

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A Syrian civilian inspects the damage following government bombing in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 19, 2018. 
(ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)

A Syrian civilian inspects the damage following government bombing in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 19, 2018. (ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)

Heavy Syrian bombardment killed 44 civilians in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, as regime forces appeared to prepare for an imminent ground assault  on Feb. 19, 2018. 
(ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)

Heavy Syrian bombardment killed 44 civilians in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, as regime forces appeared to prepare for an imminent ground assault on Feb. 19, 2018. (ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)

A Syrian man waits to receive treatment at a make-shift hospital in Kafr Batna following government air strikes on the town of Jisreen, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on Feb. 19, 2018. 
(Ammar SULEIMAN / AFP)

A Syrian man waits to receive treatment at a make-shift hospital in Kafr Batna following government air strikes on the town of Jisreen, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on Feb. 19, 2018. (Ammar SULEIMAN / AFP)

Syrian children cry at a make-shift hospital in Douma following air strikes on the Syrian village of Mesraba in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 19, 2018. 
(Hamza Al-Ajweh / AFP)

Syrian children cry at a make-shift hospital in Douma following air strikes on the Syrian village of Mesraba in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 19, 2018. (Hamza Al-Ajweh / AFP)

Syrian civilians take shelter during government bombing in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 19, 2018. 
(ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)

Syrian civilians take shelter during government bombing in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 19, 2018. (ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)

A Syrian man receives treatment at a make-shift hospital in Kafr Batna following government air strikes on the town of Jisreen, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb.19, 2018.

A Syrian man receives treatment at a make-shift hospital in Kafr Batna following government air strikes on the town of Jisreen, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb.19, 2018.

A father comforts his wounded son who was injured in bombardment after he was taken out of intensive care at a hospital in Afrin on Feb. 20, 2018. 
(Ahmad Shafie BILAL / AFP)

A father comforts his wounded son who was injured in bombardment after he was taken out of intensive care at a hospital in Afrin on Feb. 20, 2018. (Ahmad Shafie BILAL / AFP)

The bodies of civilians who were killed in Syrian army bombardment on the town of Hamouria in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta are seen lying on the ground at a make-shift morgue the morning after the attacks on Feb. 20, 2018. 
(ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)

The bodies of civilians who were killed in Syrian army bombardment on the town of Hamouria in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta are seen lying on the ground at a make-shift morgue the morning after the attacks on Feb. 20, 2018. (ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)

The bodies of civilians who were killed in Syrian army bombardment on the town of Hamouria in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta are seen lying on the ground at a make-shift morgue the morning after the attacks on Feb. 20, 2018. 
(ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)

The bodies of civilians who were killed in Syrian army bombardment on the town of Hamouria in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta are seen lying on the ground at a make-shift morgue the morning after the attacks on Feb. 20, 2018. (ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)

A Syrian civilian inspects the damage following government bombing in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 19, 2018. 
(ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
Heavy Syrian bombardment killed 44 civilians in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, as regime forces appeared to prepare for an imminent ground assault  on Feb. 19, 2018. 
(ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
A Syrian man waits to receive treatment at a make-shift hospital in Kafr Batna following government air strikes on the town of Jisreen, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on Feb. 19, 2018. 
(Ammar SULEIMAN / AFP)
Syrian children cry at a make-shift hospital in Douma following air strikes on the Syrian village of Mesraba in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 19, 2018. 
(Hamza Al-Ajweh / AFP)
Syrian civilians take shelter during government bombing in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 19, 2018. 
(ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
A Syrian man receives treatment at a make-shift hospital in Kafr Batna following government air strikes on the town of Jisreen, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb.19, 2018.
A father comforts his wounded son who was injured in bombardment after he was taken out of intensive care at a hospital in Afrin on Feb. 20, 2018. 
(Ahmad Shafie BILAL / AFP)
The bodies of civilians who were killed in Syrian army bombardment on the town of Hamouria in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta are seen lying on the ground at a make-shift morgue the morning after the attacks on Feb. 20, 2018. 
(ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
The bodies of civilians who were killed in Syrian army bombardment on the town of Hamouria in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta are seen lying on the ground at a make-shift morgue the morning after the attacks on Feb. 20, 2018. 
(ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
A Syrian civilian inspects the damage following government bombing in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 19, 2018. 
(ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
A Syrian civilian inspects the damage following government bombing in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 19, 2018. (ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
Heavy Syrian bombardment killed 44 civilians in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, as regime forces appeared to prepare for an imminent ground assault  on Feb. 19, 2018. 
(ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
Heavy Syrian bombardment killed 44 civilians in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, as regime forces appeared to prepare for an imminent ground assault on Feb. 19, 2018. (ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
A Syrian man waits to receive treatment at a make-shift hospital in Kafr Batna following government air strikes on the town of Jisreen, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on Feb. 19, 2018. 
(Ammar SULEIMAN / AFP)
A Syrian man waits to receive treatment at a make-shift hospital in Kafr Batna following government air strikes on the town of Jisreen, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on Feb. 19, 2018. (Ammar SULEIMAN / AFP)
Syrian children cry at a make-shift hospital in Douma following air strikes on the Syrian village of Mesraba in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 19, 2018. 
(Hamza Al-Ajweh / AFP)
Syrian children cry at a make-shift hospital in Douma following air strikes on the Syrian village of Mesraba in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 19, 2018. (Hamza Al-Ajweh / AFP)
Syrian civilians take shelter during government bombing in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 19, 2018. 
(ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
Syrian civilians take shelter during government bombing in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 19, 2018. (ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
A Syrian man receives treatment at a make-shift hospital in Kafr Batna following government air strikes on the town of Jisreen, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb.19, 2018.
A Syrian man receives treatment at a make-shift hospital in Kafr Batna following government air strikes on the town of Jisreen, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb.19, 2018.
A father comforts his wounded son who was injured in bombardment after he was taken out of intensive care at a hospital in Afrin on Feb. 20, 2018. 
(Ahmad Shafie BILAL / AFP)
A father comforts his wounded son who was injured in bombardment after he was taken out of intensive care at a hospital in Afrin on Feb. 20, 2018. (Ahmad Shafie BILAL / AFP)
The bodies of civilians who were killed in Syrian army bombardment on the town of Hamouria in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta are seen lying on the ground at a make-shift morgue the morning after the attacks on Feb. 20, 2018. 
(ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
The bodies of civilians who were killed in Syrian army bombardment on the town of Hamouria in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta are seen lying on the ground at a make-shift morgue the morning after the attacks on Feb. 20, 2018. (ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
The bodies of civilians who were killed in Syrian army bombardment on the town of Hamouria in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta are seen lying on the ground at a make-shift morgue the morning after the attacks on Feb. 20, 2018. 
(ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
The bodies of civilians who were killed in Syrian army bombardment on the town of Hamouria in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta are seen lying on the ground at a make-shift morgue the morning after the attacks on Feb. 20, 2018. (ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)