المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Targeting the capital Damascus and its outskirts leaves more casualties and raises the number of who were killed and injured during 12 weeks of escalation to about 500 persons

Explosions rocked areas in the middle of the capital Damascus and its outskirts, where a shell fell on an area near Al-Shorta Hospital in the outskirts of Harasta area, which resulted in the death of a man and the injury of about 10 others with varying severity, while a shell fell on an area in Al-Tejara neighborhood in the middle of Damascus, preceded by the fall of a shell on an area in Al-Amin neighborhood, which caused material damage, without information about injuries, after areas in Al-Dwel’aa neighborhood in the outskirts of the capital, and areas in the neighborhoods of Ibn ‘Asakir, Bab Touma and the area of the Old Damascus, were targeted during the past few hours, which caused material damage, and resulted in the death of a citizen woman, and the injury of others, also areas in Esh Al-Warawar neighborhood, were shelled by 2 shells on the area, and an area near the Revolution Street in the middle of Damascus.

 

This increased number of the civilian casualties resulted in increasing the death toll, where it has increased to 74 including 10 children and 10 women, the number of those who were killed as result of the fall of shells and have been documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights since this escalation started on the 16th of November 2017, while it has increased to more than 408 persons who were injured in these daily targeting, 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.

 

 

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