At least eighty people in and around a marketplace in the northeast of Damascus were killed on Sunday by Syrian government airstrikes. Over two hundred people were left wounded in the attack.
In a video that surfaced bearing the symbol of the Syrian Civil Defense, numerous bodies were lined up on the ground with some covered in shrouds and showing rescue workers carrying bodies away from the horrific scene.
The Syrian military reported that airstrikes were carried out in Douma, a city roughly 10 miles from Damascus, solely to target the headquarters of the rebel group Islam Army. In recent months government forces have regularly attacked Douma and its surrounding areas with both airstrikes and barrel bombs resulting in the deaths of hundreds of civilians.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that at least 10 rockets were fired during the attack and the Syrian government continued to bombing even after rescue workers were present at the scene.