The total death toll in Syria on Monday 19/1/2014 reached 29 deaths including ten children, two women and two due to the siege.
In the capital Damascus and its suburbs 15 civilians were killed; nine in shelling on Arbeen and Douma among them two women, one shot by a regime sniper, another in clashes with government forces and a child died in Rukn al-Deen neighbourhood in the capital Damascus due to the fall of a shell on a basketball hall in al-Fihaa sports city. Additionally three were killed among them were two children due to the lack of food and medicine due to the siege imposed on eastern Ghouta by government forces for more than two years. The kidnapping of the sheikh ‘Abu Muhammad al-Abd’ head of the local council in the town of Zabdeen (rural Damascus) was recorded, kidnapped in his home on Sunday by unknown assailants.
Idlib witnessed the killings of seven civilians by warplane shelling on the towns and cities of rural Idlib, Armanaz and Jisr al-Shaghour, among the victims were three women and two children.
Furthermore four were killed in Aleppo; two children killed in bombing of explosive barrels on the town of Barda (rural Aleppo), a child died in ISIS shelling on the town of Suran joint to the city of I’zaz and one died in a car bomb explosion at the international road with Ghazi Antab at al-Kafour mall. The kidnapping of Juma Musa was also recorded, also known as ‘The Cheerful Journalist’ from al-Sukari neighbourhood in the city of Aleppo, who became famous for his writings and wall paintings in the neighbourhood under the control of opposition forces.
The killings of two children were documented in Daraa due to bombing of explosive barrels on the town of Tafs (rural Daraa). The killing of another civilian was also documented in Homs, shot by a regime sniper at Al-Sakhna eastern barrier.