On Wednesday 10/01/2018, SHRC’s well-informed sources reported 39 civillian deaths in Eastern Ghouta, Rif Dimashq. Thirteen civilians were killed after dual-bombing by the regime and the Russian air force, including seven children and four women, whilst in Saqba, three civilians were killed and five buildings were destroyed, collapsing upon their inhabitants and most likely increasing the death toll.
The regimes militias, backed by the air force, bombed Harasta city in a continuous manner as the raids exceeded 40 and killed many through fatal injuries, to the extent that the voluntary Civil Defence teams were unable to hospitalise the injured and rescue those trapped inside the demolished buildings that collapsed upon their inhabitants.
On the other hand, northern rural Hama, and southern and eastern rural Idlib are witnessing massive levels of displacement; the villages and towns are almost completely vacant of their inhabitants, due to the advancement of the regimes forces and militias, for fear of the killings and lootings practiced wherever they settle. Moreover, trusted news sources mention that around 85,000 civilians were forced to leave northern rural Hama due to the Russian raids that amount to 90% of the total bombs, whilst the total displacement from southern and eastern rural Idlib is at 300,000 civilians, many of them living in the open, near the Turkish border in this extremely cold winter weather.
News sources broadcasted the death of two local residents in Saraqeb and one in Maarrat Al-Nouman.
Additionally, seven civilians were killed and several others were injured through a motorbike explosion in Al-Qusur neighbourhood in Idlib city.
On the other side, a civilian was killed in northern rural Homs when Talbiseh city was targeted with multiple raids.