Ongoing exodus of the citizens from the Ghouta raises to about 50 thousand people displaced from the Ghouta in less than 72 hours with an increasing death toll and ongoing shelling and clashes
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that civilians are still displacing since today morning from the pocket controlled by Al-Rahman Corps in the southwest of the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus to the areas controlled by the regime in the Ghouta through Hamuriyah corridor. The SOHR monitored the displacement of thousands of citizens since today morning, rising to about 50 thousand civilians, the number of people who left during the past 72 hours the southwestern pocket controlled by the factions in the Ghouta, while the clashes are still ongoing between the regime forces and their allied militiamen of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against the Islamic factions in areas in the town of Kafrbatna and Saqba city, in an attempt by the regime forces to control both areas and tighten the noose over the pocket controlled by Al-Rahman Corps, after they managed to control about half of Kafrbatna town and advanced in the city of Saqba, and the clashes are accompanied by ongoing artillery and aerial shelling since today morning on Saqba, Kafrbatna, Zamlka, Hazzah and other areas in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus. The regime forces also shelled areas in Douma city which is controlled by Jaysh Al-Islam, in conjunction with shelling on Harasta city, which is controlled by Ahrar Al-Sham Islamic Movement.
It has increased to 7 citizens, who are a woman and 2 children from one family and 4 other children including 2 of them from one family, the number of casualties who have been killed today, in bombardment on Ein Tarma, raising to 1401, the number of the Syrian civilians whose death was documented by the Syrian Observatory in the Eastern Ghouta, including 276 children and 174 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 5190 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 869 casualties including 135 children and 91 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.