Russian warplanes commit massacres in Eastern Ghouta, and people around Syria protest in solidarity

اعداد عبد الله الدرويش | ترجمة سمارة بلبول | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 16 مارس، 2018 9:04:34 م تقرير دوليعسكريسياسياجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني جريمة حرب

Local and field news:

Suspected Russian aerial bombing kills 61 civilians and injures dozens in besieged Kafr Batna, Eastern Ghouta.

The Civil Defense reported on their Telegram account that the warplanes targeted residential neighborhoods as well as a public market in Kafr Batna. In a primary count, the bombing killed 61 and injured dozens of civilians. Civil Defense teams are still rescuing them.

The head of the public authority of Zamalka, Yousef al-Ghosh, said in a statement on his Facebook page that the warplanes targeted a basement full of civilians. The bombing killed more than 30 civilians and injured dozens, mostly women and children.

A local activist described the situation in Zamalka as “disastrous,” he said, “A missile fell inside a basement.. We are sure that 11 civilians were killed, and  that the number might increase.. The streets are blocked by the rubble, and the situation is disastrous.”

Intense bombing by Russian and government forces on the residential neighborhoods of besieged Zamalka has killed 21 civilians. Warplanes launched 16 raids and shelled 18 barrels, in addition to activating more than 60 artillery shells and missiles.

Local activists said that a civilian and a Civil Defense volunteer were killed by government artillery bombing and snipers in Saqba. A civilian was killed by Russian aerial bombing of the residential neighborhoods of Harasta.

A spokesperson from the Civil Defense in Eastern Ghouta called upon people of the world to protest and to pressure their governments so that the bombing of Eastern Ghouta may cease.

Siraj Mahmood, a spokesman for the Civil Defense, sent a voice message via WhatsApp. He called upon the Syrian diaspora, in both Arab and Western countries, to protest and to bring the voice of Eastern Ghouta to their governments so that action may be taken.

Hundreds of people organized protests around Syria in solidarity with the residents of Eastern Ghouta, and also to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Syrian revolution.

The Civil Defense organized several sit-ins around Syria in solidarity with Eastern Ghouta. They raised signs expressing the suffering of residents in Ghouta, calling upon the International community and the U.N. to take the responsibility of protecting civilians.

In al-Hassakeh, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) reported that the Turkish Army attacked a YPG base on the Turkish borders with Syria, near the town of al-Qahtaniyah, Northeastern Syria (93 kilometers northeast of al-Hassakeh).

YPG reported in a statement that the attack killed one of their fighters after he was injured in the head during a clash near the village of Kil Hasnaki.

The Kurdish Red Crescent moved seven dead and 15 injured loyalist fighters to the al-Qamishli hospital, Hassakeh, Northeastern Syria.

A source from the Kurdish Red Crescent, who preferred not to be named, said that the victims were injured in Southern Idlib. No additional losses were registered.

In Deir Ez-Zor, fighters of the Islamic State attacked government bases in the Eastern Suburbs of Deir Ez-Zor, Eastern Syria, without further information about the losses of the two parties.

News pages reported that IS attacked government bases in Badiyat al-Mayadin and near the perimeter of the towns of al-Salhiya and al-Jalaa, Eastern Deir Ez-Zor.

A fighter of the Nour al-Deen al-Zanki Movement was killed by clashes with government forces, Northern Homs, Central Syria.

Local activists said that a fighter of the al-Zanki was killed during clashes with the government forces in the village of Hawsh Hajo, Eastern al-Rastan (20 kilometers north of Homs)

In Idlib, the local council of al-Muallaka village, Jisr al-Shughour, Northern Syria (30 kilometers west of Idlib), started a project of renovating a main water plant, after being closed for four years.

The head of the local council, Abd al-Rahman al-Sheikh, said that the project will continue for two months. It is sponsored by the Syria Relief Organization. The water plant will serve 12,000 people in the villages of al- Muallaka and al-Kafir, and the al-Maamal and al-Shiba neighborhoods in Jisr al-Shughour.

International and political news:

The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, said their missions in Syria are the largest and hardest missions around the world.

Maurer reported in a statement after his visit to Syria, “When I visited Syria ten months ago, there was hope [..] unlike the current situation, where conditions are worsening.”. He added that the Syrian crisis was full of violations of International Human Rights.

Avaaz organization launched a campaign to boycott the World Cup of 2018, which will take place in Russia on June 14, 2018. This comes as a result of the massacres being committed by Russia in cities and towns in Syria, and its support of the Syrian government.

The organization said in the petition that President Bashar al-Assad is still “capable of destroying Syria, because of Russia.” They pointed out that “being successful in organizing the World Cup and saving it from failure, is more important to Russia than Syria."

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اعداد عبد الله الدرويش | ترجمة سمارة بلبول | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 16 مارس، 2018 9:04:34 م تقرير دوليعسكريسياسياجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني جريمة حرب
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