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Introduction: Syrian regular forces and their allies continued their heaviest military campaign[1] on Eastern Ghouta cities and towns, using various types of weapons, such as rocket launchers “Smerch type”, barrel bombs, guided missiles and incendiary weapons. As on March 7, 2018, the city of Hamoryah[2] witnessed a bloody day (following adoption of Security Council Resolution No. 2401), where it was shelled with weapons loaded with incendiary substances, similar to phosphorous, and napalm-like substances. This was accompanied with targeting Hamoryah with a barrel bomb, loaded with toxic gas, dropped...
Introduction: Because of the fierce military campaign launched by the Syrian regime and their allies on Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside, as of February 18, 2018, the suffering of tens of thousands of civilians has compounded, notably after they became homeless, due to shelling their gatherings and residential neighbourhoods with various types of weapons, either indiscriminately or deliberately at other occasions. On February 21, 2018, bombarding the residential neighbourhoods of Hamoryah city[1] caused an entire residential neighbourhood to be out of service and to be almost completely destroyed, consequently many people...
Preface: Despite the repeated warnings by the international community for the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons during the war in Syria, the latter re-attacked al-Shefonia town with chemical weapons on February 25, 2018, which is the fourth consecutive chemical attack since the beginning of 2018 on the besieged Eastern Ghouta - Damascus countryside. The recent targeting resulted in many injuries among civilians and the death of at least two children, which reinforces the fact that using chemical weapons appears to be a systematic policy pursued by the Syrian government during its ongoing battles. As its...