Civil Defense Calls on International Community to Save Douma

Volunteer search and rescue workers appeal to UN and human rights organizations to intervene immediately to save the devastated city and its people

Syrian civil defense teams in the countryside of Damascus have declared Douma a plagued city, appealing in a statement to "human rights organizations, the United Nations, the Security Council, the major countries and the Arab League, to intervene immediately and save the remainder of this city and its people."

The civil defense teams stressed that the "bloody devastating attacks carried out against the city over the past few days has led to the deaths of more than 200 people, the injury of more than 400 others, and the destruction of a large number of buildings over the heads of their inhabitants."

Assad's forces committed an appalling massacre Saturday, leading to the deaths of more than 50 civilians, mostly women and children, where the remains of 18 civilians have been removed from the rubble of a building.

Activists in the city documented the names of a number of vicitims, mostly from the Issa family: Massa and Bushra Salim Issa, Sham, Lama, Maher and Rateb Ahmed Issa, Fatima Mahmoud Issa, Mohammed Mustafa Issa and Mohammed Ibrahim Eissa, Asmaa Alsaaour, Subhia Ahmed Albisoani, Maymanah Abdulrahman Issa, Mustafa Mahmoud Issa, Ziauddin Taha and his wife Rajaa Kanchor, Rima Arbash and Hana Yassin Almlhan.

Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer

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