The regime forces carry out the most violent shelling on the eastern Ghouta since the start of the truce agreement • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The regime forces carry out the most violent shelling on the eastern Ghouta since the start of the truce agreement

The pace of shelling was increased by the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them on the eastern Ghouta, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented that the regime forces launched about 50 missiles; in the heaviest shelling on the eastern Ghouta since the start the failed truce in the Eastern Ghouta on the 22nd of July 2017, while the regime forces shelled areas in Harasta city in the eastern Ghouta which injured 4 citizens, the regime forces also shelled places in the area between Jobar and Ein Tarma by 10 missiles believed to be ground-to-ground, in conjunction with sporadic clashes between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against members of al-Rahman Corps in areas in the vicinity of Ein Tarma, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also published on Thursday the 3rd August that a woman and a child were killed and others were injured due to the shelling of missiles believe to be ground-to-ground launched by the regime forces on Ein Tarma town, rising the number of martyrs as the Eastern Ghouta truces completes 12 days since its entry into force, after it was implemented on the 22nd of July 2017, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented during this period the death and injury of about 170 civilians; they are 25 civilians including 7 children below the age of 18 and 7 women over the age of 18, who were killed and injured in the missile and artillery shelling and airstrikes on the Eastern Ghouta, while about 145 persons were injured with different severity, and some of them were seriously injured and had amputations.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented in the period from the 22nd of July until today’s noon (Thursday) the 3rd of August, the death of 3 members of the regime forces and their allied militiamen and about 15 others were injured with varying severity in the clashes and exchange of targeting between the regime forces and their allied militiamen on one side, and the Islamic factions operating in the Eastern Ghouta on the other, while the continued breaches by the regime forces and the factions’ targeting on the positions and the sites of the regime forces sometime, led to the failure of the truce in the Eastern Ghouta, as a result of not abiding by the ceasefire and the cessation of the military operations, where the regime forces have been seeking for weeks before the implementation of the truce to separate Juber neighborhood from the Eastern Ghouta through advancing in adjacent with the southern areas controlled by the factions.