Civil Defense: “Syrian government bombs Douma, Eastern Ghouta, with toxic gases”

تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة سمارة بلبول | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 18 مارس، 2018 10:56:43 م خبر عسكري الكيماوي

Rif Dimashq - SMART

The Civil Defense in Rif Dimashq governorate reports that the Syrian government targets Douma, Eastern Ghouta, with missiles carrying toxic gases.

Civil Defense teams swept the area that was targeted with toxic gases and did not record any injury among civilians.

Local activists reported that the Syrian government forces have been targeting Douma with toxic gases for hours, coinciding with intense bombing with different kinds of weapons.

The bombing on Douma killed a woman and injured other civilians. Activists documented that the government and Russian warplanes dropped barrel bombs and more than 40 artillery and ground-to-ground missiles.

The bombing continues despite the Russian ceasefire announcement in Douma. The ceasefire was followed by relative calm, with sporadic shelling during the visit of the United Nations and Red Cross delegation to the city.

The Syrian government forces have divided Eastern Ghouta into two halves after escalating the bombing on Ghouta on Feb. 18. The northern half includes the city of Douma, which is controlled by the Jaysh al-Islam, and the city of Harasta, which is controlled by the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement. The reinforcement roads between the two cities are blocked.

The government forces have gained control over major cities in the southern half, which is controlled by the al-Rahman Legion. Earlier on Sunday, the government forces gained control of Saqba and Kafr Batna, followed by the towns of Hamouriah and Jisreen. The al-Rahman Legion still controls Arbi and Zamalka, the town of Ain Tarma, and the Jobar neighborhood.

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