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Syrians for Truth and Justice-STJ has documented that the residential neighborhoods in Erbin town located in Eastern Ghouta in the suburbs of  Damascus were targeted on Tuesday, February7, 2017, 8:55 am (Damascus time) with numerous artillery shells. This attack coincided with the targeting of the outskirts of the town with two airstrikes using Syrian air force aircraft (SU-22). The aircraft then repeated the attack, for what was the third time, at about 9:35 am.  A video tape posted by “Qasioun News Agency” clearly shows the warplane prior to the raid...
On Thursday 29, December 2016, on the eve of the ceasefire agreement in Syria, Eastern Ghouta, located in the outskirts of Damascus, witnessed a series raids and violent attacks targeting Duma, Zamalka, Hamoryah and Saqba that resulted in dozens of victims either being killed or wounded. One of the missiles fell on the Fajr As-sbah kindergarten, but there no one was killed because the pupils had left. Another airstrike on a residential area near the Al-Hashmya school in the Al-Sharqya neighborhood, located in Duma, however, caused many casualties. Video footage posted...
On December 9, 2013, a group of gunmen stormed the offices of the Violations Documentation Center in Syria in Douma, Damascus countryside and abducted Razan Zaitouneh and three other activists: Samira Khalil, Nazim Hamada and Wael Hamada. Their whereabouts is still unknown, which exacerbated concerns about their health and safety. Razan Zaitouneh is one of the main lawyers who defended political prisoners in Syria since 2001. She started her human rights activism years before March 2011. After March 2011, Razan and her colleague, lawyer Nazim Hamada were among the first supporters of...