Syrian civilians flee from reported regime airstrikes in the rebel-held town of Jisreen, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on February 8, 2018. AFP / ABDULMONAM EASSA
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Exhausted and overstretched, Syrian rescue worker Abu Mohammad Omar could barely catch his breath between back-to-back searches for survivors in his bombed-out hometown. The uptick in bombardment over the past three days on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus has left already-overburdened medical staff and emergency workers struggling to rescue and treat affected residents.Over 50 civilians, including more than a dozen children, were killed Thursday in Syrian government bombardment on Eastern Ghouta, where some 400,000 people live under government siege.It followed one of Eastern Ghouta's bloodiest days yet, with 80 civilians killed and more than 200 wounded Tuesday. With few bulldozers and precious little fuel to operate them, rescue workers are struggling to reach trapped civilians in time, said Omar.The medical staff could not save the boy's foot.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE