Mo casualties raise the civilian death toll to more than 1180 within 23 days of shelling escalation in the Eastern Ghouta

Rif Dimashq Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Eastern Ghouta is witnessing calm since 6 hours ago, which witnessed the absence of warplanes and helicopters in the sky of the area, after a raid that killed 6 citizens including 3 children and a woman, while the helicopters dropped 4 barrel bombs on areas in Zamalka city, which caused material damage and injured at least 15 people, also the warplanes carried out raids on areas in Harasta city, but no information about casualties, while it rose to 8 at least, the number of persons who were killed in Zamalka city as a result of the aerial bombardment on it, most of them are displaced people from Beit Sawa town, while it rose to 5, the number of persons who were killed in the aerial bombardment on Harasta city, and with the death of more civilians it rose to 1181, the number of the Syrian civilians whose death was documented by the Syrian Observatory in the Eastern Ghouta, including 244 children and 164 women, who have been killed since 18th of February 2018 by the aerial, rocket and artillery shelling on the cities and towns of Douma, Harasta, Arbin, Zamalka, Hamouriyah, Jesrin, Kafr Batna, Hazza, Ash’ari, Nashabiyah, Aftries, Otaya, Al-Shifonyyah, Al-Marj area, Mesraba, Madyara, Beit Sawa, and other areas in the besieged Ghouta of Damascus, resulted in the injury of more than 4500 citizens including hundreds of children and citizen women with varying severity, some of them have permanent disabilities, while the bodies of tens of citizens are still under the rubble of destruction caused by the aerial, rocket and artillery shelling by the regime forces on the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, and the total death toll documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, includes 649 casualties including 103 children and 81 women who were killed and documented by the SOHR after the resolution of the UNSC, which failed again to stop the killing of the people of the Eastern Ghouta, and the shelling resulted in the fall of hundreds of wounded, where the number of casualties may increase because of the presence of serious injuries, amid the tragic humanitarian situation of the people of Ghouta, who intersected sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that they do not leave the shelters for fear of the intensive shelling, amid inability of the medical staff to relieve all medical cases.

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