At least 31 civilians, including six children, have died in Russian air strikes on the village of Kafr Batna in the Syrian rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta. Many more were injured and in a critical condition.
This according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Russian news agencies reported that over three thousand people left Eastern Ghouta on Friday morning heading toward government positions as the government pressed its advance on the biggest opposition bastion near Damascus.
Backed by Russia and Iran, government forces have thrust deep into Eastern Ghouta, splintering the area into three separate enclaves and trapping up to 400,000 people.