المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The intensive aerial and ground shelling rises the number of displaced people to more than 17000 persons and puts 2 hospitals and a civil defense center out of service

Daraa Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: with the continued escalation by the warplanes and helicopters, and by the regime forces, the displacement of the Syrian citizens of the eastern countryside of Daraa is continuing towards areas away from the battle fronts and the shelling, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the displacement of hundreds of persons from the villages and towns of Al-Lajat, Al-Karak Al-Sharqi, Nahte, Bosr al-Harir, Eastern Mleha, Western Mleha, Maliha Al-Atash, and other areas in the eastern countryside of Daraa, towards areas near the Syrian – Jordanian border, where it rose to more than 17200, the number of people who have been displaced from their houses, villages and towns in the east 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.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also monitored the continuation of shelling on Daraa city and its countryside, where the regime forces targeted areas in Tariq Al-Sadd neighborhood in Daraa Al-Mahatta, which caused material damage, without information about injuries, also the bombardment on Busr Al-Harir and Al-Hrak town, resulted in putting 2 hospitals out of service as a result of the damage they had due to the intensive aerial and rocket shelling, while a civil defense center in Busr Al-Harir town, got out of service after its area was targeted by warplanes, also the warplanes carried out more raids on Busr Al-Harir town and other areas in the eastern sector of Daraa countryside, while the violent clashes are continuing between the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions, in Jadal area into which the regime forces advanced and imposed their control, amid exchange of targeting in the clash areas between the both parties, in an ongoing attempt by the factions to recover the areas they had lost.

It is noteworthy that And these Russian raids which started last night on Daraa province, are the first raids to be carried out by Russian warplanes on the province since about a year ago, after the start of implementing the Syrian South agreement, that was reached between the US, Russia and Jordan, on the 9th of July 2017, and the shelling escalation and the displacement movement came as a result of 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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