المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

New massacres by the continued aerial and missile shelling in the Eastern Ghouta raise the death toll to 94, about one third of them are children and women

Rif Dimashq Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the intensive aerial and missile shelling and bombardment on the eastern Ghouta continue to target several areas, causing new massacres, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the death of 23 people including women and children, and the injury of more than 115 people due to the air and artillery shelling and bombardment this evening, Monday, and in the details documented by the Syrian Observatory: the new casualties are 13 people including  women and children were killed as a result of dropping 5 barrel bombs by helicopters; and missile shelling by the regime forces on places in Beit Sawa town, and 7 including 4 citizen women and 2 children, were killed as a result of shelling by warplanes on places in Hazza town, and a man and a woman were killed as a result of bombardment by warplanes on KafrBatna town, and a child was killed as a result of heavy shelling by tens of shells on Saqba town, and the towns of Hamriya and KafrBatna, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation.

Where it rose to 77 at least including 13 children at least and 9 women, the number of people who were killed today in the aerial bombardment and the missile and the artillery shelling, all of them were killed in the shelling on Jesrin, Hamuriya, Saqba, KafrBatna, Otaya, Mesraba and other areas in the Eastern Ghouta since the morning of today Monday the 19th of February 2018.

And with the death of more people, it rose to 94 including 18 children and 12 women, the number of people who have been killed and documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday and Monday, 18th and 19th of February 2018, in massacres carried out by warplanes, helicopters and the regime forces in the Eastern Ghouta, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are about 470 injured people, and some of them are still in critical situation, 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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