Residents react to dead bodies after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Hamouria main square and market, in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus January 23, 2015. REUTERS/Msallam Abd Albaset
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A Syrian airstrike killed more than 40 people in a rebel-held area near Damascus Friday, a Britain-based anti-regime group and opposition activists said.Syrian government officials were not immediately available to comment on the reported attack in Hammourieh, a district in the eastern Ghouta area that has been besieged by security forces. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war in Syria, said 42 people had been killed, including six children, in what it described as a massacre.Syria's air force has recently stepped up its daily airstrikes after poor weather conditions earlier in the month restricted its movements.Ban said 12.2 million people in Syria need assistance, nearly 3.8 million have been forced to flee the country and are refugees while approximately 7.6 million – almost half the Syrian population – are now internally displaced.
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