المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The aerial and missile attack by the regime forces and warplanes kill 71 civilians, more than a quarter of them are children and women and injure hundreds more

Rif Dimashq Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the flight of several warplanes in the sky of the Eastern Ghouta, where 4 warplanes flew with 2 helicopters and 2 reconnaissance drones in the area, while it rose to 7, the number barrel bombs dropped by regime’s helicopters on places in the area between Hamriya city the Beit Sawa town, and on areas in the towns of al-Zriqiyyeh and Hazrma in Al-Marj area, which caused material damage but no information about casualties, also warplanes bombed areas in the town of KafrBatna, in conjunction with raids on areas in Douma city which injured several people, while the number of casualties continues to rise in the Eastern Ghouta as a result of the death of more citizens ,and due to recovering more corpses from beneath the rubles of buildings destroyed by aerial bombardment and the intense missile shelling in the last 24 hours in the Eastern Ghouta, where it rose to 71 including 14 children and 7 women, the number of people who were killed in the aerial bombardment and the missile and the artillery shelling, they are: 54 casualties were killed today including 9 children, 4 citizen women and 4 unidentified me, all of them were killed in the shelling on Jesrin, Hamuriya, Saqba, KafrBatna, Otaya, Mesraba and other areas in the Eastern Ghouta, and 17 citizens including 5 children and 3 citizen women were killed in bombardment by warplanes on Muhammadiyah town, Otaya town and al-Ash’ari area, and in missile shelling on Mesraba town and Saqba city.

The death toll is still expected to increase due to the presence of about 325 injured people, some of whom are in serious conditions, amid worsening humanitarian conditions and deteriorating medical and food condition, as a result of tightening the siege instead of breaking the siege and sending missiles and bombs instead of sending aid to the Eastern Ghouta, whose injured and sick people are being transferred to the cemeteries instead of transferring them to receive treatment in the hospitals, which lacks medicines, and also turned the injured into a martyr due to the lack of capabilities to deal with the cases and the absence of specialties and lack of medicine in some cases.

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