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Despite cease-fire, shelling continues in Eastern Ghouta

Civilians in Syria's Eastern Ghouta hoped for a full implementation of the cease-fire and access to humanitarian aid, but regime forces have continued missile strikes under the pretext that extremist groups remain.
Children walk past rubble of damaged buildings at Ain Tarma, eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh - RTX3C32C
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ALEPPO, Syria — Syrian regime forces continue to breach the cease-fire agreement with Syria’s armed opposition in Eastern Ghouta in Rif Dimashq province. The agreement was ratified in Cairo under Egyptian-Russian brokerage July 22. However, the Syrian regime targeted Ein Tarma town in Eastern Ghouta on Aug. 3 with 10 ground-to-ground local FIL missiles, killing a woman and child and wounding others. Meanwhile, four people were wounded when the city of Harasta in Eastern Ghouta was shelled with mortars on the same day.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that four people were killed and 13 others were wounded in Ein Tarma in Eastern Ghouta on Aug. 1 in the wake of the ground-to-ground shelling and air raids that targeted the town.

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