DAMASCUS – The Syrian government forces in the bombing of Eastern Ghouta, a rebellenbolwerk in the capital, Damascus, in a week’s time, certainly five hundred civilians killed. The Syrian Observatory for human Rights reported to the BBC that among the dead 121 children.
Also, there are more than 2,400 people injured. In addition, ten hospitals are so badly damaged that the staff works had to suspend.
Only on Saturday there were, according to the observatory, all around thirty dead. Seventeen of them fell in the city of Douma.
Eastern Ghouta is one of the last strongholds of opponents of president Bashar al-Assad, and since 2013 under siege. According to the UN, living in the area has almost 400,000 people. More and more residents become malnourished because of shortages of food. The Syrian army bombarded the enclave since Sunday with the intense bombing and artilleriebeschietingen.
The Security council of the United Nations may Saturday at the end of the afternoon, gathered together to vote on a resolution on a ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta.