Russian, Regime Air Strikes Pound Douma, Target Medical Centers: Monitor

Almost 200 civilians killed in Douma air raids in the month of October, with 74 deaths recorded over the last three days, says human rights monitor

At least 191 civilians were killed in Douma during the month of October as regime and Russian air strikes targeted several neighborhoods of the city, the Douma Martyr Documenting Office told Al-Souria Net.

The Office added that 74 deaths have been documented, including children and women, over the last three days alone.

According to reports, seven other citizens died during the same month because of a lack of available food and medicine in the besieged city, while 37 opposition fighters were killed in military operations.

In a related context, the Unified Medical Office of Douma City said the total number of reported injuries within the city in the last three days had reached 430 cases, more than a third of which are women and children, all injured due to intensified air strikes on the city. Only the medium and critical injuries have been documented, while the number of minor injuries exceeded 100 cases.

The Office added that dozens of civilians have undergone amputations during the last month, while the region continues to suffer from shortage of medical staff and equipment due to the blockade imposed by regime forces on the city.

The cities and towns of eastern Ghouta have been subjected to a constant bombardment by regime aircrafts in recent weeks. Activists reported Thursday that Douma has witnessed heavy shelling by regime forces and Russian warplanes, resulting in the death of a large number of victims, as raids targeted field hospitals and medical centers, hampering the provision of medical treatment.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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