Targeting by shells hits the districts of the capital Damascus and area leaving wounded
Explosions were heard in areas in the east of the capital Damascus, caused by the fall of shells on the regime-held areas in its districts, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the fall of shells on areas in Al-Majd and Al-Assad districts near Harasta city, in conjunction with the fall of shells which targeted the area of Damascus Central Prison “Adra Prison”, in conjunction with the fall of shells on areas in Al-Wafideen Camp adjacent the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, which resulted in the fall of 5 wounded.
And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 17th of January 2018, that the escalation of targeting the capital Damascus and its districts completed its second consecutive month, this ongoing and daily escalation on the controlled areas on the regime forces inside the capital Damascus and its outskirts as well as the districts controlled by the regime forces, in which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that this escalation started on the 16th of November 2017, and resulted in the death and the injury of hundreds of persons. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 51 persons at least including 2 children and 4 citizen women, who were killed as a result of the fall of these shells, and the SOHR documented the injury of more than 316 persons who were injured in these daily targeting during 2 consecutive months, including tens of children and citizen women, some of whom have seriously injured and have permanent disability. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also monitored the continuation of the poor health condition of some of the injured people, which may raise the death toll, in which the shells have targeted since the 16th of November 2017, the areas of Al-Dawila, Al-Sawika, Al-Fahama Khalid bin al-Walid Street, and other areas in Old Damascus, as well as places in Al-Zablatany, Al-Qassaa, Bab Touma, Al-Mujtahed, al-Fayhaa, Al-Abasyeen, Al-Mayadeen, Seba’ Baharat, Aish Al-Warawar, Jermana, Dahyat Al-Assad, Military Teshereen Hospital and other places in the center of the capital, which caused material damage to the property of the citizens, buildings and shops in the places where these shells had fallen.