In defiance against the international community which forbade gases and allowed the killing by the common weapons… today’s massacres in the Eastern Ghouta kill about 80 citizens almost half of them are children and women

the number of civilian casualties in the besieged Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, is continuing to increase with the death of more citizens affected by the injury they had today the 6th of February 2018, as a result of airstrikes carried out by Al-Assad’s warplanes, documenting a bloody day that the Syrian territory has not seen for long weeks, before the International Community which is still in a state of torpor towards killing by missiles, bombs and shells, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of tens of citizens and the injury of tens others with varying severity, which the medical points and staffs stood helpless before, amid a lack of medicine and equipment which has been reduced by the siege, and which would save the lives of citizens who bled till death, before their families amid medical inability to relieve them.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented that the number of the civilian casualties has increased to 78 persons at leas including 19 children and 20 citizen women, some of whom the shells turned their bodies apart, some were extracted from the rubbles, and others were killed instantly or the available equipment and medical experiences stood helpless unable to relieve them, and the casualties are: 31 citizens including 8 children and 9 citizen women who were killed in a massacre carried out by warplanes in Douma city, the stronghold of Jaysh Al-Islam, 13 citizens including 4 children and 4 citizen women who were killed in a massacre carried out by warplanes in Arbin city, 7 citizens including a child were killed in a massacre carried out in Kafr Batna town by bombardment, 6 citizens including a child and 3 citizen women were killed in airstrikes on areas in Zamalka city 5 citizens including 2 children and a woman were killed in bombardment on Mesraba town, 5 citizens including a child and a citizen woman were killed in raids on Hamouriyah city, 4 citizens including a child and a citizen woman were killed in raids on areas in Madyara, 4 citizens including a woman killed by bombardment by warplanes on areas in Saqba city, 2 citizens was killed in an airstrike which targeted Hazza town, and a child was killed in the raids by warplanes on Harasta city, the bombardment also resulted in the injury of 160 citizens at least with varying severity, including tens of children and citizen women, and the number of casualties may increase because of the presence of serious injuries and the presence of missing people under the rubble of the destruction caused by the bombardment on the Eastern Ghouta.

The death toll of the today’s massacres equals the death toll of those who were killed by the regime’s warplanes and the regime forces during the first week of escalating their shelling between the 29th of December 2017 and the 4th of January 2018, which reached at that time, 78 citizens including 18 children and 17 citizen women, who were killed as a result of the aerial, artillery and rocket shelling on cities and towns in the Eastern Ghouta, they are 53 citizens including 13 children 14 citizen women, and a male nurse who were killed by raids by warplanes, and 25 citizens including 5 children, 3 citizen women and 2 male nurses who were killed in artillery and rocket shelling on the Eastern Ghouta, and with the continuation of killing against the citizens besieged in the Eastern Ghouta, the death toll continues to increase, where it has increased to 367 citizens including 91 children and 68 citizen women, who have been killed since the 29th of December 2017, as a result of targeting the Eastern Ghouta by hundreds of raids and hundreds of artillery and rocket strikes, and the casualties are 247 citizens including 70 children, 56 citizen women and a male nurse, they were killed in raids by the warplanes on areas in Harasta city controlled by the Islamic movement of Ahrar Al-Sham and raids on Madyara town as well as the cities of Saqba, Hamouriyah, Douma and Arbin, and 120 citizens including 21 children and 12 citizen women and 2 male nurses were killed by artillery and rocket shelling targeted areas in Beit Sawa town, the cities of Harasta, Hamuriya, Douma and Arbin as well as the towns of Kafr Batna, Mesraba, Al-Nashabiyah, Otaya and Jisrayn.

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