TAONAN, CHINA - JULY 23: (CHINA OUT) A Russian Su-24 fighter plane on display at the Sino-Russian 'Peace Mission 2009' joint military exercise at the Taonan tactical training base, on July 23, 2009 in Jilin Province, China. Up to 1,300 army and air force personnel from each side took part in the drill, scheduled to run from July 22-26 in Khabarovsk of Russia and the Taonan tactical training base. (Photo by Zhang Lei/ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The Russian and Syrian air forces resumed their attacks on the East Ghouta region of Damascus, Friday, targeting several areas under the control of the Islamist rebels.

According to a military report from Damascus, the Russian and Syrian air forces launched several airstrikes over the towns of Douma, Harasta, Mesraba, Arbeen, Jobar, and ‘Ayn Tarma on Friday.

At the same time these airstrikes were taking place, the Islamist rebels in the East Ghouta region fired several missiles and mortar shells towards Damascus city, hitting many areas inside the capital.

These intense exchanges between have resulted in the death of several people, prompting the international community to call on all sides to immediately halt their hostilities.

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