The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After the death and injury of tens of civilians in an insane shelling, the aerial and ground targeting continue on the last areas outside of regime’s control

Daraa Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: aerial and missile bombardment and shelling continue intensively on the remaining areas outside of regime’s control in Daraa Province, which are still under the control of the opposition factions, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the warplanes and helicopters carrying out raids and dropping barrel bombs since midnight of yesterday until the moment; on places in Tal al-Jabiya, the surroundings of Nawa city, and other places in the area, accompanied by missile strikes by the regime forces targeting the area.
In the same context, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of at least 12 people including 4 citizens, as a result of the massacre that was carried out by warplanes which targeted Nawa city yesterday evening, where Nawa city is considered the last town outside regime’s control and has the largest population density, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, in addition to information about other casualties, and the shelling coincided with the detonation of a booby-trapped vehicle targeted an area southwest of Jasim town, which killed at least 14 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, also the sources told the Syrian Observatory that the booby-trapped vehicle targeted the regime forces who were trying to advance in the area.

The Syrian Observatory published last night that the western countryside of Daraa witnessed insane shelling in the past 3 hours of today’s evening, Tuesday the 17th of July 2018, which targeted the areas remaining beyond the regime’s control in the province for the opposition factions, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; the regime forces targeted by more than 350 missiles and more than 40 explosive barrels and airstrikes, areas in Nawa city and its vicinity as well as the area of Tell Al-Jabiyyah and Tal Al-Jumou’, in a sudden escalation on the last city which is beyond the regime’s control and which has the largest population, in Daraa province, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the intensive shelling resulted in the fall of substantial human losses, where tens of people were killed and injured, amid great difficulty to carry out rescue operations or relief the wounded, as a result of the intensity of shelling, and the difficulty of transporting the wounded to other areas due to monitoring all the roads that connect the city to its vicinity, the SOHR also received information about putting one of the hospitals in the city out of service.

And the Syrian Observatory monitored artillery and rocket shelling which targeted areas in Nab’ al-Sakhr, in conjunction with shelling on other areas in both central and southern sectors of Al-Quneitra countryside, and sources suggested that it is an attempt by the regime forces to prepare for an attack on the area, and with more artillery and rocket shelling, it rose to 1980, the number of raids and barrel bombs that targeted the countryside of Quneitra and Muthallath al-Mawt in the northwest of Daraa during the past 48 hours, since the dawn of yesterday, Sunday, the 15th of July 2018, until now, Tuesday, the 17th of the same month, including more than 390 airstrikes and barrel bombs, while the SOHR monitored hours ago, that it rose to 14 at least, the number of citizens who were killed and documented by the SOHR in the massacre which took place as a result of the bombardment on Ayn al-Tinah town today morning, the 17th of July 2018, and the Syrian Observatory learned that among the death toll, there are 4 women and 5 children, while some of the corpses were turned into pieces and others were charred as a result of the intensity of bombardment which targeted the town, and the death toll is expected to increase due to the presence of injured cases in serious conditions, thus, it rose to at least 180 including 37 children and 37 women, the number of civilians casualties who were killed since the 19th June 2018.