Helicopters said to be flown by President Bashar al-Assad loyalists have been dropping bombs over a Damascus suburb.
Although the location has been verified its unclear who the targets were as civilians appear to have been the main casualties. Locals claimed they were Russian bombs but that has not been substantiated.
Moscow said its aircraft have struck 118 “terrorist” targets in Syria over a 24-hour period, based on new intelligence. In all Russia claims to have destroyed more than 800 terrorist targets in Syria since its campaign of air strikes began on September 30, an intervention Moscow says is aimed at destroying extremist Islamist militants, but which Washing ton says is also targeting moderate rebels opposed to Syrian President Assad. Washington also remains sceptical as to the effectiveness of Moscow’a four week intervention.