المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

More than 200 children and women among 510 civilian martyrs were brutally killed by aerial and ground shelling of the regime forces and their allies in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus

Rif Dimashq province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:: artillery and aerial shelling continue on the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, causing the death toll to increase due to the ongoing barbaric shells, which doesn’t leave a place or a time to target this besieged area for years by the regime forces, and the SOHR monitored airstrikes targeted Zamlka, Arbin, Kafrbatna and other areas in the Eastern Ghouta, raising to at least 510 citizens including 127 children and 75 women, the number of the civilian casualties who have been killed since Sunday evening the 18th of February 2018, and the casualties are: 32 citizens including 8 children under the age of eighteen, and 8 women were killed today by bombardment by warplanes on Harast, Douma, Zamalka, Beit Sawa and Al-Shiffuniyya, 43 citizens including 18 children and 4 women were killed on Friday, 73 citizens including 9 children and 8 citizen women who were killed on Thursday in bombardment by warplanes on areas in Mesraba and Aftries towns and Douma and Arbin cities, 85 citizens including 20 children and 12 women, were killed on Wednesday in bombardment by helicopters by explosive barrels on Kafr Batna town and airstrikes on Jesrin town and raids on Saqba, 133 citizens including 33 children and 17 women were killed on Tuesday, in the shelling on the areas of Nashabiyah, Otaya, Arbin, Zamalka Mesraba, Hamuriya, Saqba and Ash’ari, 127 citizens including 34 children and 23 women were killed on Monday, in the aerial and ground bombardment on Hamuriya, Beit Sawa and Saqba, Douma , Mesraba, Otaya, Nashabiyah, Zamalka, Aftries, KafrBatna, Al-Shifonyyah and Jesrin, 17 citizens including 5 children and 3 women were killed on the evening of Sunday, in aerial, missile and artillery bombardments on Saqba, Mesraba, Otaya and Ashari area.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the bombardment of the warplanes and helicopters as well as the intensive shelling on the Eastern Ghouta, resulted in getting 10 hospitals and medical points out of service as a result of their targeting in Saqba, Douma, Beit Sawa, Jesrin, Arbin and other areas in the Eastern Ghouta, to decrease the ability of medical capacity even more, and crowd the places with the wounded who flock as a result of heavy and ongoing shelling by the regime forces, led by the Brigadier Suhail Al-Hassan.

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