The Turkish media is developing a propaganda campaign attempting to prevent an anti-terrorist operation of the Syrian Army in Damascus’ Eastern Ghouta. The area is controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies.
The Turkish state-run media outlet Anadolu Agency reports (source):
At least 250 civilians have reportedly been killed in Syria’s regime-besieged Eastern Ghouta district, a suburb of Damascus, within the last three days.
Since Tuesday, regime forces have stepped up attacks on Eastern Ghouta using barrel bombs, artillery fire and other types of weapons, according to an Anadolu Agency correspondent based in the area.
Over a three-day period, the regime has reportedly carried out 260 separate attacks in Eastern Ghouta, killing more than 250 civilian residents of the district.
Regime forces have struck 22 of the district’s health centers. On Wednesday night, they also targeted the Al-Nur Mosque in Eastern Ghouta’s Douma city with barrel bombs.
Regime attacks were reportedly still ongoing as of Thursday.