Children inside a cage carry banners during a protest in Douma against the international community’s silence.
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Douma regime airstrikes spark vows of rebel revengeSyrian rebel groups vowed over the weekend to step up their rocket attacks against regime-held areas of the country in a bid to "avenge" the pounding of the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma by regime airstrikes. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group, said the first 10 days of the month saw 183 people killed in Douma, 55 of them women and children, by regime airstrikes. The Islam Army, a powerful militia based in Douma and the eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus, has periodically stepped up rocket and mortar fire targeting what it says are regime targets in the capital.The Sham Legion rebel group on Saturday promised to step up its attacks on regime-held areas throughout the country as part of the "support Douma" campaign, which it said would include the use of Katyushas and Grad rockets.
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