More Martyr Civilians raises the death toll in Douma and the Eastern Ghouta to about 1500 in 31 days of escalation, about one third of them are children and women
Rif Dimashq province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:: the clashes are still ongoing between the regime forces and their allied militiamen of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against the rebel and Islamic factions in areas in Ein Tarma town, following an ongoing attack by the regime forces, which advanced in Ein Tarma valley and getting close to the town, and the clashes are accompanied by an exchange of shelling on the clashes area, amid shelling by the regime forces on the town and its outskirts, within their military operation aiming at controlling the town. The regime forces also shelled areas in Harasta cit in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, which is controlled by Ahrar Al-Sham Islamic Movement, resulting in the death of 3 citizens including a child, and the injury of at least 12 others. The SOHR documented the death of 23 people, who were killed in aerial shelling today on Douma city, and those whose dead bodies were recovered from under the rubble caused by the aerial shelling yesterday on Douma city, rising to at least 43 people including 11 children and 7 women, the number of martyrs who were killed in Douma city in less than 48 hours, while the death toll is expected to increase due to the presence of several injured people in serious conditions as well as others people missing under the rubble caused by the aerial shelling on the city.
Thus, it rose to 1499, the number of the Syrian civilians whose death was documented by the Syrian Observatory in the Eastern Ghouta, including 308 children and 188 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 5370 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 967 casualties including 167 children and 105 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.