المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Regime forces shell Jobar and target the Eastern Ghouta with renewed clashes east of the capital Damascus

The sporadic clashes renewed between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against fighters of Rahman Corps, in areas in the vicinity of the AlMotahalik AlJanobi from the side of Ein Tarma and Jobar, amid shelling by the regime forces on areas in al-Damari neighbourhood at the eastern outskirts of Damascus, also the regime forces opened the heavy machineguns’ fire on areas in the towns of Jesrin, Hazza and KafrBatna in the Eastern Ghouta, but no information about casualties, while a fighter of the factions was killed as a result of targeting in the vicinity of Jesrin town by the regime forces, and the Syrian Observatory published on Monday the 25th of September 2017 that explosions shook the capital Damascus and its Eastern Ghouta in the early morning of the 25th of September 2017, following starting a military operation by the regime forces in the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored intensive shelling by the regime forces by about 25 missiles believed to be land-to-land and tens of artillery and rocket shells, on areas in Jobar neighborhood and the outskirts of Ein Tarma town in the Eastern Ghouta and Al-Motahalik Al-Janobi area between them, amid violent clashes between the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them on one hand, and the fighters of Al-Rahman Corps on the other, in areas in the vicinity of  AlMotahalik AlJanobi (the Southern Bypass), as the regime forces are trying through this attack, to achieve advancement in the area, and minimize Al-Rahman Corps scope of control, in conjunction with violent clashes between the both parties in Al-Manasher area in Jobar neighborhood, and the clashes are accompanied by exchange of targeting on the clash areas between the both parties, amid achieving advancement by the regime forces in the outskirts of Damascus and the outskirts of the Eastern Ghouta, while the regime forces opened fire of their heavy machineguns on the areas and the towns of Arbin, Saqba, Kafr Batna and Ein Tarma, which resulted in the injury of a citizen woman.

These clashes are accompanied by violent fighting in Al-Rihan front near Douma in the Eastern Ghouta, between the fighters of Jaysh Al-Islam on one hand, and the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them on the other, amid sporadic clashes between the both parties, in Haush Al-Zawahira, while areas in Douma city and the towns of Al-Nashabiyah and Beit Nayem in Al-Marj area which is controlled by Jaysh Al-Islam, and no information about casualties was reported yet.

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