The regime forces advance in the southeastern desert of Rif Dimashq at the expense of the factions operating there • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The regime forces advance in the southeastern desert of Rif Dimashq at the expense of the factions operating there

Rif Dimashq province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: clashes are still taking place between the forces of Ahmad al-Abdu and Jaysh Usud al-Sharqyah on one hand, and the regime forces backed by their allied militiamen on the other in areas in the southeastern desert of Rif Dimashq, amid new advancement achieved by the regime forces, where they controlled 9 points and border checkpoints and a hill in the area, and the clashes are accompanied by shelling and exchange of targeting and there is information about human losses. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 2 people as a result of the fall of missile shells launched by the regime forces on areas in the town of al-Shifonyyah in the Eastern Ghouta, while the clashes are taking place between Jaysh al-Islam against the regime forces and their allied gunmen in areas in the outskirts of the Hosh al-Dawahra, amid exchange of targeting between both parties.

The SOHR published yesterday that at least  21 people including 8 children and women, who were killed by shelling by the regime forces on the cities and the towns of Douma, Saqba, Mesraba and Beit Sawa, in the Eastern Ghouta, on the 29th of September 2017, they are a man and 3 of his children and 5 other children and a citizen woman, they were killed by shelling by the regime forces on Douma and Mesraba which are controlled by Jaysh Al-Islam, and Beit Sawa and Saqba which are controlled by Al-Rahman Corps, and about 10 were injured with different severity due to the fall of 6 shells on areas in Beit Sawa town which is controlled by al-Rahman Corps, while the regime forces shelled with one shell an area in Saqba city which is also controlled by al-Rahman Corps, killing a women and injuring 6 other citizens, while the regime forces also shelled areas in the town of Mesraba, which is controlled by Jaysh Al-Islam, killing 2 citizens including a child, while the regime forces shelled areas in Douma city which is controlled by Jaysh Al-Islam, killing 3 citizens including 2 children and injuring about 3 others, and the death toll is expected to increase due to the presence of injured people in critical conditions.

These targeting and killings of civilians comes within the first operation of the regime forces to revenge for the death of tens of their soldiers and armed militiamen who were killed yesterday and day before yesterday in explosions carried out by al-Rahman Corps near the walls of the Capital Damascus.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published hours ago that it learned that tens of members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them have been killed, after successive targeting by Rahman Corps for them in fronts located to the east of the capital Damascus and around it from the side of Ein Tarma and the western outskirts of the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of more than 54 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them who were killed in the explosions that were carried out by Rahman Corps, by detonating buildings and sites where members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them are located; in the east of Jobar and the west of Ein Tarma, during 24 hours extended between Thursday the 28th of September 2017, and Wednesday the 27th of September 2017,, while other members have been seriously injured and some of them are still in serious condition, which may raise the death  toll.