المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

In conjunction with negotiations a bout a new agreement in it… the massacres of Douma in the Eastern Ghouta leave about 100 casualties and hundreds of wounded

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the rise of the number of civilian casualties in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, due to the death of more citizens in Douma city, which is the last area beyond the regime forces’ control in the Eastern Ghouta, where it has increased to 56 casualties at least including 19 children and 10 women, who were killed in the intensive bombardment on Douma city, in the past 24 hours, among them there are 21 casualties including 9 children and 3 women were killed as a result of suffocation in the bombardment which resulted in the destruction of the houses’ cellars as a result of the intensity of the bombardment which stopped about an hour ago on Douma area, in conjunction with negotiations that are underway between the Russian side and representatives of Jaysh Al-Islam, to reach a new and conclusive agreement about the situation in Douma city, which has witnessed bombardment by hundreds of raids, explosive barrels, shells and missiles believed to be ground-to-ground, since Friday morning the 6th of April 2018.

And with the death of more citizens, it has increased to 96 at least including 27 children and 16 woman, the number of persons who have been 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, and 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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