Rif Dimashq province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:: ongoing shelling kills more martyrs and leaves more injured civilians, as the military operations continue for the fifth day in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, since the beginning of the attack by Fajr Al-Ummah Battalion at noon of Tuesday the 14th of November 2017, where the SOHR the escalation of violent clashes between the regime forces and their allied militiamen against fighters of Ahrar Al-Sham Movement in areas inside Vehicle Management and other areas surrounding it, amid an intensive targeting in the clash areas. The warplanes carried out more airstrikes, rising to at least 16, the number of airstrikes that targeted Harasta city, which is close to Vehicle Management, controlled by Ahrar Al-Sham Islamic Movement, in conjunction with artillery and missile shelling on Douma, Haza, Zamlka, Hamouriya, and other areas in the Eastern Ghouta.
The ongoing shelling left more people killed and injured, where it rose to at least 14 including a child and 4 women, the number of civilian martyrs, who were killed today, Saturday the 18th of November; they are 6 martyrs including 4 women who were killed in airstrikes on areas in Madira town, 2 citizens were killed in airstrikes on areas in Harasta city, 4 citizens including a child were killed in missile shelling, believed to be ground-to-ground, on areas in Haza town, 2 citizens were killed in missiles shelling in Hamouriya city. The shelling on these areas and on the cities of Douma, Zamlka, and Madira left about 40 persons injured with different severity, including women and children, and some of them are in serious conditions, which may increase the death toll.
The SOHR published hours ago that the regime forces targeted a point of Ahrar Al-Sham Islamic Movement in the front of Vehicle Management, and the targeting injured about 20 fighters who were suffering blackout, hard breathing and suffocation, and sources accused the regime forces of targeting the positions of the fighters with shells containing gases.