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Background: As of Sunday, 18 February 2018, Eastern Ghouta cities and towns experienced one of the worst military attacks led by the Syrian government and Russia against hundreds of civilian objects and targets, killing and injuring hundreds of civilians according to Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ researchers who are there in the area. STJ, along with other partners (the Syrian Archive- Bellingcat), are conducting expanded and detailed investigations on the most prominent attacks, especially those in which civilians were killed and medical facilities and infrastructure were targeted. The detailed investigations and reports will be...
Mr Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations Representatives of the Members of the Security Council Mr Staffan de Mistura, Special Envoy for Syria Over the last few days and weeks, several areas in Syria entered a new phase of military escalation. Residential areas, civilian objects, and medical facilities were targeted in a clear and major breach of international law. This has led to the death and injury of hundreds of civilians according to the documentation of Syrian and international independent human...
Preface: Several cities and towns in the besieged Eastern Ghouta witnessed an unprecedented military escalation by the Syrian regular forces and their allies (Syria-Russian alliance), from 5 to 8 February 2018, where the latter used various types of weapons in shelling those areas, by military aircraft or artillery shelling, leaving numerous casualties dead or injured, especially after targeting residential neighbourhoods and popular markets. The field researcher of Syrians for truth and justice/STJ confirmed that the shelling of many Eastern Ghouta cities and towns coincided with the increased fighting between Syrian regular forces and the Syrian...