المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

In 72 hours, the Eastern Ghouta is witnessing two similar massacres claimed the lives of 11 persons and left number of wounded

Rif Dimashq Province, the Syrian Observatory for human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the death toll is still increasing as a result of rocket shelling by the regime forces on the eastern Ghouta, where it rose to 11, the number of persons who were Killed in the cities of Hammuriyya and Saqba and documented by the Syrian Observatory, they are 8 persons including 2 women and a media activist were killed in rocket shelling by the regime forces on places in Hammuriyya city, and 3 persons including a child were killed in the rocket shelling on Saqba city, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation.

The Syrian Observatory had documented the number of citizens whose death was documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has increased to 11 citizens at least, in the shelling by the regime forces by artillery and rocket shelling yesterday the 26th of October 2017, which targeted Douma city which is controlled by Jaysh Al-Islam and which is its stronghold in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, and other areas in Saqba city and Ein Tarma town which are controlled by Al-Rahman Corps, in which 8 persons were killed including two children and a citizen woman as a result of the shelling on Douma city, while two men were killed by the shelling on Saqba city, and a child was killed in by the shelling by the regime forces on Ein Tarma town, while the number of casualties may increase because of the presence of serious injuries.

And this is the highest daily death toll, by the artillery and rocket shelling by the regime forces, since the revenge massacre, which took place on the 29th of September 2017, in which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented on the 29th of September 2017, that 21 citizens at least including 8 children and a woman were killed on the 29th of September 2017, they were killed by rocket shelling by the regime forces on the cities and the towns of Douma, Saqba, Masraba, Harasta and Beit Sawa, in which this 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 in explosions carried out by al-Rahman Corps near the walls of the Capital Damascus, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published in September 2017, that 54 persons at leas of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them were killed and tens others were injured with varying degrees of severity, in the outskirts of the capital Damascus and the outskirts of the Eastern Ghouta, as a result of the successive explosions which were carried out by Al-Rahman Corps operating in Jobar and the western outskirts of the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus during 24 hours extended between Thursday the 28th of September 2017, and Wednesday the 27th of September 2017, and the cities and the towns of the Eastern Ghouta witnessed during the past days and weeks shelling by the regime forces by missiles believed to be ground-to-ground and by artillery, mortar and tanks shells, which resulted in the destruction of the infrastructure, and the fall of more casualties.

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