Loyalist forces use phosphorus bombs on Douma, Eastern Damascus

تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 19 مارس، 2018 10:16:20 م خبر عسكري جريمة حرب

Rif Dimashq, SMART

On Monday, loyalist forces used phospohrous missiles to bomb the residental neighborhoods of Douma city, Eastern Ghouta.

The Civil Defense reported via Facbook that loyalist rocket launchers used 40 rockets full of phosphor to bomb the city. This comes amid intensifed airtstrikes and raids in Douma by Russian and loyalist forces

The phosphor attack has been documented and circulated by activists posting photographs on social media.

Loyalist forces have intensified attacks on Douma for the second successive day, using a variety of artillery, mortar and barrel bombs. These attacks have killed 20 civilians, including women and children.

On Sunday, loyalist forces intensified attacks on Douma, Harasta, Irbin, and Ain Tarma. Activists stated that this comes as an attempt to force civilians and opposition factions to leave Eastern Ghouta, as part of a new displacement agreement (by the Syrian governemnt and under the patronage of Russia). 

Weeks after such intensified bombing on Eastern Ghouta, Russian and loyalist forces have managed to divide Ghouta into two parts. The Northern side includes Douma, which is currently under the control of Haysh al-Islam, and also Harasta, which is currently under the control of al-Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement. Loyalist forces have also cut road access to the area, thereby cutting off routes for supplies between the two cities. 

On the Southern side, loyalist forces have also managed to seize major cities under the control of al-Rahman Legion. In recent hours, loyalist forces have captured the cities of Saqba and Hammouriya, shortly after taking the towns of Hammouriya and Jisreen. The al-Rahman Legion still control Irbin, Zamalka, Ain Tarma, and the adjacent Joubar neighborhood.

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تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 19 مارس، 2018 10:16:20 م خبر عسكري جريمة حرب
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