Intense loyalist bombings kill and injure civilians in Douma despite Russian ceasefire

تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 18 مارس، 2018 7:38:46 م خبر عسكري جريمة حرب

Rif Dimashq, SMART

On Sunday, intense loyalist bombings and artillery shelling killed and injured civilians in the besieged city of Douma, Eastern Damascus, Rif Dimashq governorate.

The Civil Defense of Rif Dimashq reported on Facebook that the loyalist bombings on Douma this morning killed five civilians, including a woman, a girl, and an unidentified man, and injured dozens.

Activists reported that loyalist helicopters dropped four barrel bombs on Douma and its perimeters. Loyalist helicopters and drones flew over Douma as missiles were launched at the city from nearby loyalist bases.

The activists added that 40 mortar missiles fell on Douma this morning and the bombings continue to intensify.

The bombing continues despite the Russian ceasefire in Douma. The ceasefire announcement 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 halvesafter 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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