Air strikes pound rebel-held areas of al Ghouta as the Syrian Army tightens their grip on the biggest insurgent stronghold near the capital. [12 photos total]

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An injured girl reacts at a site hit by an airstrike in the rebel-held Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria. (REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh) #
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A man inspects the damage at a site hit by an airstrike in the rebel-held Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria. (REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh) #
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Men evacuate a girl from a site hit by an airstrike in the rebel-held Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria. (REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh) #
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A civil defence member carries an injured girl after an airstrike in the rebel-held Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria. (REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh) #
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Civil defence members work at a site hit by an airstrike in the rebel-held Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria. (REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh) #
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Boys stand at a site hit by an airstrike in the rebel-held Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria. (REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh) #
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Civil defence members carry injured girls after an airstrike in the rebel-held Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria. (REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh) #
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Blood stains the ground under swings in a damaged kindergarten after an air strike in the rebel-held besieged city of Harasta, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria. (REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh) #
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A man shows a damaged shoe of a child, after an air strike on a kindergarten in the rebel-held besieged city of Harasta, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria. (REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh) #
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People walk past a damaged site after an airstrike in the besieged rebel-held town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria. (REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh) #
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A girl runs past a damaged site after an airstrike in the besieged rebel-held town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria. (REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh) #
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A man carries a boy past a damaged site after an airstrike in the besieged rebel-held town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria. (REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh) #

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