During a week of the military escalation in the Eastern Ghouta…87 civilian casualties and more than 350 wounded in successive massacres took place by shelling by about 1275 missiles, shells and raids
180 were killed and injured in targeting the capital Damascus and its outskirts by tens of shells
The clashes of the Eastern Ghouta completed its first week since the Islamic Movement of Ahrar Al-Sham started its attack on Tuesday the 14th of November 2017, aiming to take the control of the Vehicle Department near Harasta city in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, in which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored violent clashes during the past week which are continuing between the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them against the fighters of Liwaa Fajr al-Umma of the Islamic Movement of Ahrar Al-Sham, in the vicinity of the Vehicle Department and points in it, and the fighters of the later managed to enter the Vehicle Department and they took the control of quarters and points inside it, while the regime forces fight desperately to re-impose their control over the entire of the Vehicle Department, and the violent clashes that accompanied intensive targeting and shelling on the clash area, caused large human losses in the ranks of the both parties, in which the SOHR documented the death and the injury of tens of fighters, in which the number of casualties of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them who were killed in these clashes, has increased to 54 casualties at least including 12 officers including a general, while others were injured with varying degrees of severity.
The violent fighting accompanied constantly by intensive shelling, targeted the towns and the cities of the Eastern Ghouta, in which the shelling hit the towns and the cities of Douma, Harasta, Zamlka, Mdira, Misraba, Saqba, Hamouriyah, Arbin, Ashari, Beit Sawa, Hazza and Kafr Batna, in which the SOHR has documented that the regime forces targeted Harasta city and Mdira town with the vicinity of the Vehicle Department by more than 739 artillery shells and missiles believed to be ground-to-ground, since last Tuesday the 14th of November 2017, and the SOHR has also documented that 156 raids at least targeted Harasta city and Mdira town since Tuesday, and the SOHR has documented 101 raids at least hit the cities of Douma, Arbin and Zamlka as well as other areas in the Eastern Ghouta in the same period, while the number of shells and missiles that are believed to be ground-to-ground, fired by the regime forces and fell on the cities and the towns of Ein Tarma, Douma, Misraba, Saqba, Hamouriyah, Arbin, Ashari Farms, Beit Sawa, Hazza and Kafr Batna, has increased to 278.
And the violent clashes and the intensive bombing by the warplanes and by the regime forces by the artillery and rocket shelling, as well as missiles believed to be ground-to-ground, resulted in the death and the injury of hundreds of persons, in which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of 87 citizens including 18 children under the age of eighteen, 9 citizen women over the age of eighteen and 4 members of the Civil Defense, the number of people who have been killed since Tuesday the 14th of November 2017, where 10 citizens including 4 children and 2 citizen women were killed on Monday, by artillery and rocket shelling on Arbin, Mdira, Hamuriya and Kafr Batna, while 17 citizens including a child were killed on Sunday, by artillery and rocket shelling on Douma, Misraba, Mdira, Hamuriya, while on Saturday at least 14 were killed including a child girl and 4 women as a result of raids on Mdira and Harasta, and artillery shelling on Hazza and Hamuriya, while 20 citizens including 6 children and 2 citizen women were killed on Friday, as a result of artillery, aerial and rocket shelling on Douma, Harasta and Arbin, while 14 citizens including 4 children and women were killed on Thursday, due to raids and land shelling on Arbin, Beit Sawa, Douma, Hamuriya and Ein Tarma, and the casualties who were killed on Wednesday, are 8 citizens including two children they were killed by raids and artillery shelling Arbin, Saqba, Hamuriya and Douma, while the casualties who were killed on Tuesday are 4 citizens were killed by shelling on Arbin and Mdira, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the injury of about 352 persons at least including tens of children and citizen women, some of them are still in serious situation, which may raise the death toll.
And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 25 persons at least in the capital Damascus and its outskirts, due to the fall of shells on the capital and its vicinity, as well as the injury of 155 persons at least including tens of children and citizen women, in the same period, as the shells targeted places in the areas of al-Fayha’a, al-Mazra’a, Dwel’aa, Fahhama, al-Mujtahid, Bab Touma, the Old Damascus, Al-Zabaltani, Al-Abasyeen, Al-Swiqa, Sabaa Bahrat, Esh Al-Werwer, Dahiyat al-Assad and Khalid Bin al-Walid Street.