At least 250 civilians have been killed by shelling and regime airstrikes in Syria‘s Eastern Ghouta region in the last 48 hours, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Tuesday. According to the SOHR, the death toll also included 58 children and 42 women. Over 1,200 people were injured in the constant shelling and airstrikes, which rights activists and residents described as being under “constant bombardment.”The monitoring group added that the death toll was likely to increase and was the highest since the alleged chemical attack in the same region in 2013, which activists say it claimed around 1,400 lives, the CNN reported. “These are the worst days of our lives in Ghouta. We in Ghouta have been getting hit by airstrikes for more than five years and this is not new to us, but we have never seen anything like this escalation,” Eastern Ghouta hospital director and pediatrician Amani Ballour said. Doctors were working round the clock to treat hundreds of injured people, even though medical supplies and facilities were in short supply.
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