Thirteen civilians, including five children and three women, were killed by airstrikes on residential areas of the city of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, on March 18th, 2018. Conflicting reports blame both Russia and the Assad regime for the strikes.
The Violations Documentation Center (VDC) in Syria documented the death of 13 civilians, some members of the same families. The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported at least 12 deaths, including five children and three women. Smart News reported “dozens of wounded”.
@HalabTodayTV reported the deaths of four martyrs, including two women and a child. @zeaad1982 reported the use of chlorine gas, stating that this had led to the suffocation of ten civilians, mainly children. Several sources reported that the incident occured during the night.
Douma Revolution reported that UN aid was targeted, publishing photos of aid supplies in the rubble.
@zahran12311 reported that there had been more than 25 airstrikes by Russian warplanes, in addition to the use of chemical weapons on civilians. Activists told Smart News Agency that the Syrian regime’s helicopters had fired explosive drums and more than forty artillery and surface-to-surface-missiles.
Smart News Agency wrote that “hundreds of civilians and infrastructure damaged, despite UN resolution 2401 on a 30-day truce in Syria and the lifting of the siege on cities and towns including Ghouta.”
The incident occured during the night.