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A member of the Syrian Civil Defence carries an injured child in Douma on Feb. 7.

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12 children dead from airstrikes near Syria's capital

Airstrikes killed 31 civilians including 12 children and injured 65 in Eastern Ghouta Wednesday, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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A woman walks on the rubble of damaged buildings after an airstrike in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta town of Douma near Damascus, Syria on Feb. 7, 2018.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitoring group, said Syrian government airstrikes and artillery hit the towns of Douma, Beit Sawa and Hammouriyeh in the insurgent-controlled suburbs. 

The Syrian government has repeatedly said it only targets militants.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This gallery contains graphic images that some viewers may find disturbing.

A woman walks on the rubble of damaged buildings after an airstrike in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta town of Douma near Damascus, Syria on Feb. 7, 2018. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitoring group, said Syrian government airstrikes and artillery hit the towns of Douma, Beit Sawa and Hammouriyeh in the insurgent-controlled suburbs. The Syrian government has repeatedly said it only targets militants.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This gallery contains graphic images that some viewers may find disturbing.

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Clouds of smoke billow into the sky following an airstrike in the rebel-held town of Arbin, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on Feb. 7.

Clouds of smoke billow into the sky following an airstrike in the rebel-held town of Arbin, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on Feb. 7.

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Men carry small children in their arms in Douma on Feb. 7.

Men carry small children in their arms in Douma on Feb. 7.

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People run in the rubble of buildings to rescue victims in Douma on Feb. 7.

People run in the rubble of buildings to rescue victims in Douma on Feb. 7.

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A man carries children through dust in Douma on Feb. 7.

A man carries children through dust in Douma on Feb. 7.

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People walk on the rubble of damaged buildings in Douma on Feb. 7.

People walk on the rubble of damaged buildings in Douma on Feb. 7.

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A man throws an object as a fire burns behind him in Douma on Feb. 7.

A man throws an object as a fire burns behind him in Douma on Feb. 7.

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A member of the Syrian Civil Defence carries an injured child in Douma on Feb. 7.

A member of the Syrian Civil Defence carries an injured child in Douma on Feb. 7.

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A man walks through smoke and dust in Douma on Feb. 7.

A man walks through smoke and dust in Douma on Feb. 7.

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An injured child receives treatment at a hospital in Douma on Feb. 7.

An injured child receives treatment at a hospital in Douma on Feb. 7.

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An injured girl receives treatment at the Red Crescent center in Douma on Feb. 7.

An injured girl receives treatment at the Red Crescent center in Douma on Feb. 7.

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Civilians use their mobile phone as flashlights while helping look for the remains of missing people stuck under rubble for more than five hours in Douma on Feb. 6.

Civilians use their mobile phone as flashlights while helping look for the remains of missing people stuck under rubble for more than five hours in Douma on Feb. 6.

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The bodies of people killed lie inside a morgue in Douma on Feb. 6.

The bodies of people killed lie inside a morgue in Douma on Feb. 6.

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A man carries a child in Saqba, in Eastern Ghouta on Feb. 6.

A man carries a child in Saqba, in Eastern Ghouta on Feb. 6.

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A injured child sits in a clinic in Kafr Batna, in Eastern Ghouta on Feb. 6.

A injured child sits in a clinic in Kafr Batna, in Eastern Ghouta on Feb. 6.

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Men look for survivors amid the rubble in Douma on Feb. 6.

Men look for survivors amid the rubble in Douma on Feb. 6.

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A man hands over a child to his father after being rescued from beneath the ruins of a building that collapsed following reported Syrian air force strikes in the rebel-held town of Saqba, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 6, 2018.

A man hands over a child to his father after being rescued from beneath the ruins of a building that collapsed following reported Syrian air force strikes in the rebel-held town of Saqba, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 6, 2018.

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A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer performs ritual sunset prayers next to a collapsed building in Arbin, in Eastern Ghouta on Feb. 6.

A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer performs ritual sunset prayers next to a collapsed building in Arbin, in Eastern Ghouta on Feb. 6.

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