As the Assad regime continues to pound rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, at least 75 civilians were killed and hundreds injured in over 60 air strikes that targeted residential areas, especially in Douma, Kafr Batna, Arbin, Ain Tarma, Sakba and Zamalka.
The district of Douma alone was hit by over 30 air strikes, leaving nearly 20 people killed and 100 injured, besides causing massive damage to civilians homes and infrastructure. Assad’s air force also targeted ambulances and medical personnel as they were trying to aid the victims, amid severe shortage of medical supplies and life-saving necessities.
Appalled by the Assad regime’s unleashing of its merciless terror on Eastern Ghouta, the Syrian Coalition calls on the international community to intervene immediately to stop Assad’s brutal air raids on civilians. Spokesman for the Syrian Coalition, Salem al-Meslet, slams world silence on Assad’s scorched earth policy against opposition-held areas. Meslet points out that “the carnage being carried out by the Assad regime against residents of Eastern Ghouta adds to its litany of horrible crimes and vengeful attacks against the Syrian people. Meslet stresses that these wholesale killings once again raise the need to impose safe protected havens in northern and southern Syria, and to provide full and immediate support for the FSA so it can protect civilians and defend against the Assad air force. (Source: Syrian Coalition)