The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The continued clashes between the major factions raise the number of killed civilians and fighters to about 150 in 6 days of clashes in the Eastern Ghouta

The clashes continue for the 6th day in a row between the major factions of the Eastern Ghouta since its outbreak on the 28th of April 2017, where more civilians and fighters are killed every day due to the exchange of shelling and clashes in several areas, cities, towns and farms in the Eastern Ghouta, included Zamalka, Arabian, Hazza, Beit Sawa and the Farms of Aftries and Ashari and other areas between Rahman Corps and Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham against Jaysh al-Islam, where these clashes increase the tragedy of the Eastern Ghouta and raise the suffering of its people, where hundreds of families have become trapped between both parties of the clash and near the clash areas.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored more casualties in the ranks of the battling parties and documented the rise of number of persons who were killed to 146 at least since the start of clashes in the Eastern Ghouta, they are 133 fighters of both fighting parties including about 50 fighters of Jaysh al-Islam, in addition to 13 civilians including two children, also tens of civilians and fighters were injured in these battles.

Among the total number of killed fighters there are 4 commanders at least, they are: a commander in the first row of Rahman Corps, the commander of the al-Marj operations room and the 3rd Brigade of Jaysh al-Islam, the commander of the security detachment at Rahman Corps and the “security Amir” in Hayyaat Tahrir al- Sham in Arbin city, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some persons in critical situation.