The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The ceasefire agreement between the Russians and Rahman Corps is born dead and the regime forces escalate the shelling on Jobar and Ein Tarma

Rif Dimashq Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Although the truce was expected to start at 9:00 pm on Friday the 18th of August 2017, the Eastern Ghouta and after the calm that it witnessed on its fronts and contact lines between Rahman Corps and the regime forces, in the eastern outskirts of Damascus and its Eastern Ghouta, it witnessed the start of shelling by the regime forces since after the date of the start of the ceasefire agreement and until now, where the activists of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights have monitored shelling by the regime forces on areas in Jobar neighbourhood with 5 artillery shells and launching 15 missiles believed to be ground-to-ground by the regime forces on places in the area between Jobar and Ein Tarma, accompanied by sporadic clashes between Rahman Corps against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them in al-Manasher area in Jobar neighbourhood, while the regime forces shelled areas in KafrBatna town causing the break out of fire in some homes and injuring people.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on Friday that  a new ceasefire is expected to be implemented as of today the 18th of August 2017 at 9:00 pm in the Eastern Ghouta that will include areas controlled by al-Rahman Corps, which carry out daily clashes against the regime forces in areas in the vicinity of Ein Tarma city and Jobar neighborhood and the vicinity of al-Motahalleq AlJanobi (the southern bypass) since the beginning of the implementation of the truce in the Eastern Ghouta, which was agreed upon by the Russians and Jaysh al-Islam on the 22nd of July 2017, under which the humanitarian aid enter and the siege of the Eastern Ghouta is broken by the regime forces and their allied militiamen, after the full commitment of each party to the truce agreement signed by representatives of the Russians and al-Rahman Corps, provided that a passage to be granted to Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham fighters and their families towards Idlib.