Troops Wipe Out Playground: 10 Children Killed In Syria [NSFW VIDEO]
Troops wiped out a playground in Syria over the weekend, killing at least 10 children.
According to Haaretz news, a government air strike hit a village near Damascus on Sunday, a city known for its presence of rebels. The attack that wiped out the playground came without warning, and it is unclear why the children were targeted.
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"None of those killed were older than 15-years-old. There are two women among 15 people wounded, mostly hit as they were inside the courtyards of their houses," activist Abu Kassem told Reuters about the troops that wiped out the playground.
"There were no fighters inside Deir al-Asafir when the bombing occurred," Kassem continued. "They operate on the outskirts. This was indiscriminate bombing."
Several news organizations, including CNN, have reported that the troops wiped out the playground using cluster bombs. However, that is difficult to verify because journalists have mostly been banned from Syria during this civil war. According to the Atlantic Wire, nine journalists who did gain access were killed during the fighting.
Syria's military has reportedly been using the cluster bombs for months to attack those rebelling against the current regime, which is led by President Bashar al-Assad. However, Syria denied using the cluster bombs in a Human Rights Watch report that came out last month. The weapons have been banned by a United Nation treaty, which Syria has not signed.
According to CNN, around 40,000 civilians have been killed in the 20 months since protests began in the country. Over 100 people died on Sunday alone, including those killed when the troops wiped out the playground. Fifty-five of those 100 plus deaths were near or in Damascus.
Another 380,000 have left Syria altogether and entered nations like Turkey or Lebanon. This, in turn, has caused the fighting to spread to neighboring countries, per CNN. Turkey is currently asking other NATO members for defense missiles, while a top intelligence official in Lebanon was assassinated.
A graphic video has hit the Internet showing aftermath of the troops wiping out the playground. It shows several kids dead on the ground and others being carried away by adults. Two others are lying still in the back of a car. You can watch the full NSFW video below.
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