The Increase of death toll in the Eastern Ghouta today and yesterday raises the overall toll to 931 casualties including 320 children and woman in 19 days • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The Increase of death toll in the Eastern Ghouta today and yesterday raises the overall toll to 931 casualties including 320 children and woman in 19 days

Rif Dimashq Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of aerial and missile shelling in the Eastern Ghouta this evening, Thursday, where the helicopters dropped barrel bombs on areas in the towns of Hazza and Ein Tarma, while the regime forces shelled intensely places in Saqba, also the regime forces shelled areas in KafrBatna and Madyara and other areas in the Eastern Ghouta, also it rose to 24, the number of persons who were killed today as a result of the aerial and missile bombardment in the Eastern Ghouta, and the casualties are: 17, including 4 children and 2 women were killed in aerial bombardment on Zamalka, 3 were killed in aerial and missile bombardment on Saqba, 2 were killed in aerial bombardment on Jesrin, one casualty was killed in helicopter bombardment on Hazza and another casualty was killed in artillery shelling on Mesraba, while the violent clashes continue in areas in Madyara, Jesrin and Beit Sawa between Rahman Corps and Jaysh al-Islam against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, in a continuous attack by the latter on the area along with a violent continuous fire cover.

In the same context, 5 casualties were pulled from under the rubble, they were killed in the aerial bombardment on Hamouriyah city yesterday night, Wednesday, also the rescue teams continue searching for more than 30 people who gone missing under the rubble; despite the difficulty of the rescue operations while the ambulances are out of service, raising the number of casualties of yesterday to 100 including 13 children and 15 women, and the casualties are: 30 citizens in Hamouriyah city including 6 children and 7 women, 17 citizens including 5 women and 2 children in aerial bombardment on Saqba city, 11 citizens including 2 children and 2 women in air raids on Hazza, 10 citizens in the KafrBatna town, 11 citizens including a child in aerial bombardment on Jesrin town, 4 citizens in raids by warplanes on Arbin, 9 citizens in raids by warplanes on Mesraba town, 3 citizens including a woman and a child in raids on Harasta city, 3 citizens including a child in aerial and artillery shelling on Douma city and 2 citizens killed by aerial bombardment on Madyara, and the SOHR also documented the death of 2 persons whose bodies were pulled from under the rubble of the destruction caused by bombardment two days ago which targeted areas in Arbin and Beit Sawa.

Raising to 931, the number of Syrian civilians who were killed in the Eastern Ghouta, including 195 children and 125 women, who have been killed by the aerial, rocket and artillery shelling on the cities and towns of Douma, Harasta, Arbin, Zamalka, Hamouriyah, Jesrin, Kafr Batna, Hazza, Ash’ari, Nashabiyah, Aftries, Otaya, Al-Shifonyyah, Al-Marj area, Mesraba, Madyara, Beit Sawa, and other areas in the besieged Ghouta of Damascus, and the shelling during this period which completed 2 weeks since it started, resulted in the injury of more than 4150 citizens including hundreds of children and citizen women with varying severity, some of them have permanent disabilities, while the bodies of tens of citizens are still under the rubble of destruction caused by the aerial, rocket and artillery shelling by the regime forces on the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, and the total death toll documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, includes 399 casualties including 54 children and 45 women who were killed and documented by the SOHR after the resolution of the UNSC, which failed again to stop the killing of the people of the Eastern Ghouta, and the shelling resulted in the fall of hundreds of wounded, where the number of casualties may increase because of the presence of serious injuries, amid the tragic humanitarian situation of the people of Ghouta, who intersected sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that they do not leave the shelters for fear of the intensive shelling, amid inability of the medical staff to relieve all medical cases.

Pictures by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights show warplanes flying in the sky of the Eastern Ghouta and a moment of shelling on Douma city

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