Loyalist night airstrikes kill and injure civilians in Irbin, Eastern Damascus

تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 19 مارس، 2018 11:05:28 م خبر عسكري جريمة حرب

Rif Dimashq, SMART

On Monday, loyalist airstrikes killed and injured civilians in a shelter in the city of Irbin, Eastern Ghouta, Rif Dimashq governorate.

On Facebook, the Civil Defense reported that the airstikes killed seven civilians, mostly women and children, and injured a further 30 (at an early count). Families were hiding in the shelter when it was hit.

Local activists have reported that the death toll is likely to increase volunteers of the Civil Defense continue to rescue trapped civilians from beneath the rubble.

The attack on Irbin concides with intensified bombing on Douma city, now using 40 phosphor rockets. Previous attacks on Douma have killed seven cilians and injured several others.

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 11:05:28 م خبر عسكري جريمة حرب
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