المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Continuous clashes with aerial bombardment and ground targeting at the southern neighborhoods of capital Damascus

Damascus Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the clashes continues at a different pace of violence between the regime forces supported by the gunmen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against the “Islamic State” organization, in areas at the outskirts of al-Tadamon, al-Hajar al-Aswad and Yarmouk Camp in the southern section of the capital Damascus, accompanied by the continuation of the rocket shelling operation by the regime forces, within the continuous attempts by the regime forces to control new areas at the expense of the organization, amid counterattacks carried out by the latter, also warplanes carried out new raids after midnight of yesterday and Monday morning targeting the organization’s controlled areas in al-Hajar al-Aswad and Yarmouk Camp, and the regime forces were able to achieve more advancement in al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood and controlled more buildings, areas and sites were under the control of the “Islamic State” organization.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also documented during these attrition battles, the death of 98 members at least of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities and members of the Palestinian Liwa al-Quds, including 10 officers, and 3 captives of the regime forces and their allies who were executed by shooting them, and the SOHR also documented in the same period, the death of 66 members at least of the organization, raising to 215 at least, the number of members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, who have been killed since Thursday the 19th of April 2018, including 26 officers and 9 of them were executed, while it has increased to 168, the number of members of the organization who were killed in the shelling, clashes and targeting that left tens of wounded in the ranks of the both parties, and the death toll is expected to rise because of the continued combat operations and the presence of injured cases in critical situation.

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