المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

A Massacre in Douma city leaves 9 civilian casualties and raises the death toll in the besieged Ghouta to 24 citizens during 24 hours of shelling after the Security Council’s resolution

Rif Dimashq Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 9 persons at least of one family including 3 children and a woman as a result of a massacre carried out by the warplanes after the midnight of Sunday – Monday, by targeting areas in Douma city the stronghold of Jaysh Al-Islam in the Eastern Ghouta by several raids, where the bodies of some of them were extracted from the rubble of the destruction caused by the airstrikes which resulted in the massacre, while a citizen was killed in Harasta city today morning, Monday the 26th of February 2018, as a result of rocket shelling on areas in the city, raising to 24 at least, the number of people who were killed during the past 24 hours, and the casualties are 10 citizens including 3 children and a woman who were killed on Monday in the aerial and rocket shelling on Douma and Harasta, and 14 citizens including 4 children and 3 women were killed in the aerial and rocket shelling on towns and cities of Al-Rihan, Al-Shiffuniyya, Douma, Saqba, Beit Sawa and Hamouriyah, and the shelling resulted in the fall of tens of wounded with varying severity, although the pace of shelling and killing in the Eastern Ghouta decreased than it was during the seven bloody days from the 18th of February 2018 until the 24th of the same month, which resulted in the death and injury of more than 3000 citizens, including 522 civilian casualties.

In the same context, the warplanes and the regime forces renewed their shelling this morning on the Eastern Ghouta, where the Syrian Observatory monitored that the warplanes carried out 5 raids on places in Al-Shiffuniyya town, in conjunction with shelling by more than 47 shells by the regime forces on areas in the town, and a bombardment by helicopters by explosive barrels, and the warplanes renewed their bombardment this morning on areas in Douma city, and the regime forces targeted areas in the cities of Douma and Harasta and Madyara town by tens of shells, while the warplanes targeted yesterday before the midnight, places in Al-Nashabiyah town and its vicinity in Al-Marj area, where its vicinity witnessed violent clashes yesterday between Jaysh Al-Islam against the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them, also the regime forces fired 6 missiles believed to be ground-to-ground, on areas in Harasta city yesterday before the midnight.

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