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Russia says Syrian ceasefire monitoring centre hit in shelling: TASS

A picture taken on February 20, 2018 shows a Russian-made Syrian army attack helicopter dropping a payload over the rebel-held town of Arbin, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. (Amer Al-Mohibany/AFP)
MOSCOW: Russia's ceasefire monitoring centre has been damaged by shelling from the rebel-held district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus, the TASS news agency cited Russia's Ministry of Defence as saying late on Tuesday.
"Residential areas, Damascus hotels, as well as Russia's Centre for Syrian Reconciliation, were hit in a massive bombardment by illegal armed groups from Eastern Ghouta," TASS cited the ministry as saying.
"There was severe damage and victims among civilians. There were no victims among the Russian armed forces," TASS said, quoting the ministry.
A wave of air strikes, rocket fire and shelling has hit Eastern Ghouta, killing at least 250 people since Sunday night.

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