The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Dahiyat al-Assad is targeted by 22 shells at least leaving human losses and raises the number of those who have been killed and injured by the shells to 540 since the start of escalation last November

Explosions rocked the controlled areas of the regime forces in the eastern districts of the capital Damascus, caused by the fall of shells intensively on Dahiyat al-Assad, opposite Harasta city, this morning the 8th of February 2018, where the number of shells reached 22 shells at least, which resulted in the death of one person and the injury of others with varying severity, while explosions were heard in the middle of the capital caused by the fall of 2 shells at least on Bab Touma area, which caused material damage, and information about injuries, thus, it has increased to 83 including 12 children and 12 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 460 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.