المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The shelling escalates raising to more than 430, the number of missiles which targeted Daraa countryside today and raises the number of people who were killed in 72 hours to 20 persons

Daraa Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the rocket and artillery shelling continued on the eastern sector of Daraa countryside, where the regime forces targeted areas in the towns of this countryside by more shells, which resulted in increasing the number of rocket and artillery shells and missiles which were fired on Daraa countryside to more than 430 shells, where they targeted the villages and towns of Al-Karak Al-Sharqi, Nahta, Bosr al-Harir, Eastern Maliha, Western Maliha and Om Walad in the eastern sector of Daraa countryside, al-Lajat area in the north-eastern countryside of Daraa, Abtaa in the middle countryside of Daraa, and Kafr Nasej in the north-western countryside of Daraa, where this shelling resulted in the fall of more casualties and wounded as well as the displacement of more citizens, where the SOHR documented the death of 6 persons, they are: 3 persons including a citizen woman and her son who were killed in the artillery shelling on Al-Hrak town, 2 brothers were killed in the shelling on Nahte town and a person was killed in the ground shelling on Bosr al-Harir, raising to 20 persons at least including a citizen woman and her son as well as 3 other citizen women, the number of citizens and fighters who have been killed due to shelling by the regime forces and clashes against the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them since Tuesday, including 6 fighters at least of the factions.

This shelling aims to force the factions operating in the countryside of Daraa  –which have agreed to form a central operation room in the Syrian south– to yield and accept the Russian conditions to achieve a “reconciliation and agreement” in Daraa and Quneitra provinces, and to preventing a military action that would cause a large human losses of civilians, fighters, members of both parties, also the regime forces are shelling these areas which include the least number of villages; trying to find a corridor for them in case no agreement was reached, to start a military operation that would split factions’-controlled areas, where the factions control the largest part of Daraa and Al-Quneitra, while the regime forces targeted sites of the factions, and information about casualties, also the return of shelling to Daraa came after hours of relative calm, in the wake of violent clashes and intense shelling by tens of artillery and rocket shells by the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them on the eastern and northeastern countryside of Daraa, which caused a massive displacement of citizens towards areas away from the shelling and fighting, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored within the past 48 hours of military operations the displacement of about 12500 people from the villages and towns of Bosr al-Harir, Eastern Mleha, Western Mleha, al-Hrak, Msikah, Asim, al-Shomarah, al-Shayyah, and al-Bostan in the eastern countryside of Daraa, amid fears of the increase of displacement due to the military operations east of the province, after the failure of the international parties in finding a solution to the situation of the Syrian south, with the continued stubbornness of the Iranian forces, their allies,  and the gunmen supported by them; in withdrawing from the area according to the regional and international conditions imposed to achieve the solution in the Syrian south.

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