المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Red Crescent cars reach the outskirts of Ghouta and await for the application of Harasta agreement in the early morning of Thursday

Rif Dimashq Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: areas in Arbin city witnessed an aerial bombardment on areas in the town, in conjunction with artillery shelling targeted areas in the city which is located in the southwestern enclave of the Eastern Ghouta, while it is expected tomorrow morning, Thursday the 22nd of March 2018, for the Harasta Agreement to take place, which provides for the exit of about 8000 persons from Harasta city towards the Syrian north, including hundreds of fighters and their families, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the arrival of Syrian Red Crescent vehicles, to oversee the implementation of the agreement and to transfer the injured and ill people from Harasta towards the Syrian north, and the preparations come in conjunction with the rise of civilian death toll in the Eastern Ghouta, where it rose to 1544, the number of the Syrian civilians whose death was documented by the Syrian Observatory in the Eastern Ghouta, including 316 children and 193 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 1012 casualties including 175 children and 110 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.

And the Syrian Observatory published in the last few hours that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that hundreds of citizens have displaced since morning, from Harasta city in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, controlled by Ahrar Al-Sham Islamic movement, where the number of families that have displaced towards the regime’s controlled areas in the vicinity of the capital Damascus reached 140 families, where a passage between the both parties has been opened, and the displacement from Harasta is coincided with airstrikes targeting the enclave controlled by Al-Rahman Corps in the south-west of the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus.

It is noteworthy that the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus witnessed the displacement of tens of families from Jaysh Al-Islam’s controlled areas during the past few days, within the agreement of evacuating the medical cases to receive treatment, and tens of families displaced few days ago from Harasta city, in addition to the displacement of more than 75 thousand citizens from Al-Rahman Corps’ controlled areas in the south-western enclave of the Eastern Ghouta, towards the regime’s controlled areas.

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