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More than 1,000 people killed in eastern Ghouta in 2 weeks


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Orient Net, March 10, 2018-- Medical facilities supported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have received over 1,000 dead and 4,800 wounded in Syria’s opposition-held eastern Ghouta in just two weeks, the organization said in a statement.

The group said the numbers -- dating from the start of the renewed Assad regime assault on February 18 until March 4 -- are an "underestimate" and do not include the data of all MSF-supported medical facilities or facilities not supported by the humanitarian organization, according to CNN.

MSF’s death count was last updated on Sunday, according to Wednesday’s statement. Monitoring groups have reported scores killed daily this week as activists reported "apocalyptic" scenes in the streets of eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus.

Fifteen out of 20 MSF-supported facilities have been shelled or bombed in the continuing regime offensive, according to MSF.

On Wednesday alone, 90 people were killed in strikes across eastern Ghouta, according to the Syrian American Medical Society, which supports medics and medical facilities on the ground.