المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

54 raids and barrel bombs target 6 towns and villages east of Daraa and the regime forces shell Daraa city and its surroundings with tens of missiles

More civilian casualties raise to at least 26, the number of casualties of the air raids and ground shelling on the countryside of Daraa

Daraa Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the aerial bombardment continues on the eastern countryside of Daraa since the midnight of yesterday until now, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the warplane carrying out more than 34 raids targeting places in towns and villages of Rakhm, Nahta, al-Hrak, Eastern Mleha, Western Mleha, and Bosr al-Harir, also the helicopters dropped more than 20 barrel bombs on areas in Bosr al-Harir town since dawn of today, Monday, amid bombing of missiles believed to ground-to-ground on areas in Bosr al-Harir town and other areas in the countryside of Daraa, and in the same context, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a new escalation by the regime forces in another sector of Daraa Province, where the regime forces targeted after midnight of yesterday by more than 55 missiles believed to ground-to-ground; places controlled by the factions in Daraa city and its outskirts, while the factions continued to target by rocket shells areas controlled by the regime forces in Daraa city, but no information about injuries, while a woman died affected by wounds she had in shelling on areas al-Hrak town several days ago, raising to at least 26 including a woman and her son, 6 women, and 2 female children, the number of people killed in the artillery and missile shelling by the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them on several villages and towns in the countryside of Daraa, also the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 5 people including 3 children in the fall of shells on areas in al-Matar neighborhood in Daraa city, and on other places in al-Sanamayn city, also others of both parties were injured.

In the same context, the clashes renewed at a varying pace of violence between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities; against fighters of the rebel and Islamic factions, in areas in the eastern countryside of Daraa, where the clashes are concentrated in al-Lajat area and the vicinity of Bosr al-Harir, within the continuation of the hit-and-run battles between both parties, amid intense exchange of targeting, where the factions were able to capture a member of the regime forces during the clashes in the countryside of Daraa, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday night that the escalation of the rocket and artillery shelling is still continuing along with the renewed bombardment on the eastern countryside of Daraa and the ongoing fighting in the contact lines, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of violent clashes between the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions, in Al-Lajat area and in the vicinity of Busr Al-Harir town, in an attempt by the regime forces to achieve further advancement in the area, where the regime forces managed to advance and take the control of farms in Al-Lajat area, following they managed to take the control of 5 villages in the past 48 hours, the SOHR also monitored that the warplanes carried out more raids on Busr Al-Harir Lajat, Western Mleha, Nahte and Al-Hrak, raising to more than 105, the number of raids that were carried out by Russian warplanes which targeted the eastern countryside of Daraa, in the past 24 hours, along with shelling by the regime forces by hundreds of shells, on areas in Al-Naimah, Busr Al-Harir, Nahte, Al-Hrak and other places on Al-Lajat areas, while the regime’s helicopters dropped in the past 24 hours, more than 49 explosive barrels which targeted the abovementioned areas, which caused material damage to the property of the citizens, while explosions were heard in in Daraa city and its countryside, caused by the fall of shells that were fired by the factions on the regime’s controlled areas in Daraa Al-Mahtta, and the area of Kharbat Ghazala controlled by the regime forces in the northern countryside of the city, which caused material damage, without information about casualties, the factions also targeted positions and vehicles of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them, and there is information about the fall of more human losses in their ranks.

And the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that 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.

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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