The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Simultaneous aerial and missile shelling targets Yarmouk Camp leaves about 24 casualties, wounded, and missing in conjunction with the continuous military operations south Damascus

Damascus province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that a missile shelling by the regime forces targeted Yarmouk Camp, in conjunction with the bombardment of warplanes and helicopter, which have been targeting Yarmouk Camp and al-Tadamon neighbourhood since the dawn of today by tens of raids and strikes, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the death and injury of 2 citizes in the shelling, also the Observatory documented the death of 4 citizens and the injury and loss of more than 20 others in the shelling that targeted I building in Yarmouk Camp, within the areas that still controlled by the “Islamic State” Organization, rising to 56 at least including 14 children and 6 women, the number of casualties who have been killed since the 19th of April 2018, in the shelling by the regime forces by artillery and rocket shells missiles believed to be ground-to-ground, and the bombardment by warplanes and helicopters by missiles, bombs and explosive barrels, while the number of casualties may increase because of the presence of tens of injuries and missing people, where a number of injuries have seriously wounded and others are in critical situations, while the fate of many of the missing people is still unknown, weather they have died or are still alive, where the citizens and rescuers try when the pace of shelling decreases, to extract stuck people or bodies from the rubble of destruction caused by the shelling on Yarmouk Camp and the rest controlled areas of the organization.

In the name context, the violent clashes continue between the regime forces supported by the gunmen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against members of the “Islamic State” organization, in Yarmouk Camp and the area between it and al-Hajar al-Aswad neighbourhood; and areas in al-Tadamon neighbourhood, amid escalated exchange of targeting in the clash areas and battlefronts between them, and information about more casualties in the ranks of both parties, and the Syrian Observatory published morning of today, Friday, that the ongoing fighting which is accompanied by intensive shelling between the both parties, resulted in increasing the number of human losses in ranks of the both parties due to the death of more members of the both parties, where it rose to 248 persons at least, 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 30 officers and 9 of them were executed, while it has increased to 227, 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.