المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

About 48 hours of massacres of the intensive aerial bombardment kill 82 civilians including 35 children and women in Douma in the Eastern Ghouta, injure and suffocate hundreds of persons

Rif Dimashq Province, the Syrian Observatory for human rights: the number of persons who were killed continues to rise in the Eastern Ghouta, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the rise of number of persons who were killed today, Friday, to 42 casualties at least including 14 children and 7 women, among them there are 11 casualties including 4 children were killed as a result of suffocation, which in turn rise to 82 at least including 22 children and 13 woman, the number of persons who were killed since Friday, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, where reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that some of the casualties and wounded suffocated as a result of the demolition of home basements due to the heavy and intense shelling on Douma city.

The trusted sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory of Rights that the number of injuries today has exceeds 500, including tens of children and tens of women, where more than 70 of them have suffered suffocation as a result of the demolition of home basements over them due to the heavy and intense shelling on the last area beyond the regime forces’ control in the Eastern Ghouta, which is the stronghold of Jaysh al-Islam, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago that 11 people at least including 5 children had suffocated, after bombardment by a warplane on an area near the old cemetery at the northern outskirts of Douma city in the Eastern Ghouta.

Also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published that violent clashes taking place between the regime forces and their allied militiamen of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against Jaish Al-Islam in areas in the vicinity of Douma area, where the regime forces continue their attempts to achieve more advancement in the area after they managed today morning to advance in the farms of Douma from the direction of Al-Raihan area. The regime forces managed to advance in 50 farms in the area following series of ongoing ground and aerial shelling of the regime forces and their warplanes and helicopters, which target the city and its vicinity.

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