The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The aerial bombardment on the Eastern Ghouta kills and injures a number of civilians similar to the number of those who were taken out of the enclave controlled by Jaysh al-Islam today under UN supervision

The number of killed civilians rises to about 1200 by aerial bombardment in 24 days of escalated aerial and ground shelling on the besieged Ghouta

Rif Dimashq Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the killing continues in the Eastern Ghouta by the renewed aerial bombardment, where the shelling is concentrated on areas controlled by the Islamic movement of Ahrar Al-Sham and on areas controlled by Rahman Corps, with a sole targeting for the enclave that is under the control of Jaysh al-Islam, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored shelling by the regime forces by tens of rocket shells targeting areas in Hamouriyah city, also the helicopters dropped barrel bombs on areas in Kafr Batna town which caused the death of 2 citizens and injuring 25 others with varying severity, while warplanes targeted by more than 12 raids areas in Harasta city which caused the death of 3 citizens, while a child was killed and more than 20 others citizens were injured in bombardment by warplanes on areas in Ayn Tarma town, also warplanes carried out raids on areas in Hazza town and on the road of Hazza–Zamalka, which caused the death of one of the civil defense members and injured about 24 others, warplanes also carried out a raid on are in Douma city, which is controlled by Jaysh al-Islam, and the warplanes targeted Arbin city by 5 raids, while areas in Ein Tarma town were targeted by 2 raids which caused the death of 2 citizens and injured 10 others, while the helicopter dropped barrel bombs on areas in Hamouriyah city, in conjunction with 3 raids targeted areas in Zamalka city, also 5 citizens were killed and 45 others were injured by aerial bombardment by warplanes on areas in Arbin city and Saqba city which are controlled by Rahman Corps, raising to 15 including a child, the number of people who were killed today in Saqba, Arbin, Harasta, Ein Tarma, Hazza–Zamalka Road and KafrBatna, and about 125 others were injured including children and female citizens with varying severity.

This shelling, killing and the rise of death toll, came in conjunction with the process of getting more than 150 civilians out of the enclave controlled by Jaysh al-Islam in the Eastern Ghouta, through al-Wafedin Camp, to shelters in areas controlled by the regime forces in Rif Dimashq, raising to 1196, the number of the Syrian civilians whose death was documented by the Syrian Observatory in the Eastern Ghouta, including 245 children and 164 women, who have been killed since the 18th of February 2018, 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, resulted in the injury of more than 4640 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 664 casualties including 104 children and 81 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.