42 regime air raids on East Ghouta on Christmas day 26-12-2014. Over 200 civilians dead and wounded in Aleppo air raids, including many children
26-12-2014: Assad’s warplanes and helicopter gunships carried out 42 air raids on towns and villages across the East Ghouta region of Damscus province on Christmas day, with targets including Deir al Asafir, Douma, Duwair and Harasta, resulting in large numbers of casualties. The regime air force also targeted Jobar in Damascus with four air raids.
In Aleppo province, more than 200 civilians were killed or wounded in multipe air strikes on the towns of Al Bab and Kobasi, according to locals speaking to the Syria Direct network . Another 36 civilians, mostly children, died in local field hospitals of wounds sustained in the air raids on the two towns, according to the ‘Medecins Sans Frontiers’ organisation.
The regime airforce also carried out dozens of air raids on villages in Idlib province using TNT-filled barrel bombs.
In Hama province, meanwhile, the Hama Media Centre reported that regime helicopter gunships dropped more than 15 TNT-filled barrel bombs on the towns of Kafr Zita and Al-Latamneh, as well as villages in the surrounding hills, including Karoum, Bazaq and Jubaa.
The regime air force also carried out 18 air raids on villages in Quneitra province, with heavy fighting continuing between regime and resistance forces in rural areas of the province.
Meanwhile in Daraa province, Assad’s helicopter gunships dropped four more barrel bombs on Bosr al Harir.
In Homs province, many people were wounded, mostly children, in regime warplanes’ and helicopter gunships’ bombardment of the town of Rastan, while in Talbiseh, also in northern Homs province, Assad’s air force and ground forces subjected the town and surrounding areas to its east to heavy bombardment.