The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) returned over the East Ghouta with avenge, targeting a number of rebel-held towns in retaliation for rebel shelling killing 8 civilians at restaurant in central Damascus earlier today.

Airstrikes were described as ‘non-stop’ this evening over Douma and Arbeen while Syrian artillery crews also delivered a decent pounding on the aforementioned towns.

A military source told Al-Masdar News that two mortar launchers were, rather symbolically, destroyed; one at Douma and one at Arbeen.

A total of 20 Syrian airstrikes took place in the matter of few hours, most of which landed on Douma.

Douma represents the largest Jaish al-Islam stronghold in Damascus and has been off limits to the Syrian Arab Army since 2012.

It is not immediately clear if Jaish al-Islam and its rebel allies suffered any casualties during tonight’s intensified air raid.

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