Harasta local council: “52 civilians killed by intensive bombing of the city in one week”

تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة سمارة بلبول | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 9 يناير، 2018 1:13:25 ص خبر عسكري جريمة حرب

 

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On Monday, the local council in Harasta, Eastern Damascus, said that the intensive bombing by the loyalist forces has killed 52 civilians and injured more than 150 others. Medics have performed 60 surgeries on the injured.

Hussam Beiruty, Head of the local council in Harasta, said in a press conference in Eastern Ghouta that between Dec. 29 2017 and Jan. 7, Harasta was targeted during more than 250 raids and struck with thermobaric missiles. Each missile can destroy half a building.

He added that during the same period, 315 ground-to-ground missiles and 10 cluster bombs were launched on the residential neighborhoods in the city. More than 1,500 mortars and artillery bombs were also launched.

Beiruty pointed out that 40 buildings were destroyed, in addition to the power cut caused by the bombing. Three water plants were also destroyed as well as the sewage system in 23 different locations.  

Beiruty added that 2,800 families live in Harasta. The families now suffer from the lack of services, medical care and diseases caused by in unhealthy conditions. The local council is unable to provide services because of the continued bombing and the difficulty to perform necessary maintenance in the city.

Beiruty also said that  Jan. 4 was a particularly bad day in the city. The bombing continued for 15 hours, causing more than 700 deaths and injuries.

The Chairman of the Provincial Council and the Heads of Al Marj and Arbeen councils spoke in the same press conference. They talked about the humanitarian situation during the recent military campaign on Eastern Ghouta.

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