Residents gesture to the sky, during what activists said were seven air-strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Duma, Eastern Al-Ghouta, near Damascus, February 2, 2015.
The rebel-held area east of Damascus is a target of forces loyal to Assad. In late January Islamist fighters struck the Syrian capital with at least 38 rockets, killing seven people, a monitoring group said, in one of heaviest attacks on Damascus in more than a year. State media confirmed the attack and said at least four people were killed.
The Saudi-backed Islam Army, based in the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, had warned earlier that it would hit back against an air strike in Ghouta in which more than 40 people were killed.