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BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes pounded insurgent-held suburbs east of Damascus on Tuesday, killing 16 people.

The Britain-based war monitor said Syrian government aircraft and shelling hit the towns of Harasta, Hamouriya, Douma and other parts of the eastern Ghouta pocket near the capital.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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