By Mohamad Misto
EASTERN GHOUTA, Syria (AA) - Syrian regime attacks on Tuesday left 30 civilians dead -- and dozens more injured -- in Eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb, according to Syrian civil-defense sources.
The civilian death toll has steadily risen as Assad regime forces continue to strike residential areas in opposition-held areas, the same sources said, speaking anonymously due to fears of reprisal.
Villages in Eastern Ghouta continue to be targeted by regime forces, despite the fact that such areas fall within a network of de-escalation zones in which acts of aggression are expressly prohibited.
Home to roughly 400,000 residents, Eastern Ghouta has remained under a crippling regime siege for the last five years.