Syrian Massacre


Almost 200 civilians have been killed in dozens of airstrikes and shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad in eastern Ghouta over two days of “hysterical violence”, which has led to warnings of a humanitarian catastrophe that could eclipse past atrocities in the seven-year war.

The surge in the killing in the besieged region came amid reports of an impending regime incursion into the area outside Damascus, which is home to 400,000 civilians. More than 700 people have been killed in three months, according to local counts, not including the deaths in the last week.

This is eastern Ghouta, where hundreds are being killed and injured by Assad's forces
Amnesty International said “flagrant war crimes” were being committed in eastern Ghouta on an “epic scale.”

Diana Semaan, the charity’s Syria researcher, said: “People have not only been suffering a cruel siege for the past six years, they are now trapped in a daily barrage of attacks that are deliberately killing and maiming them, and that constitute flagrant war crimes.”

Seven hospitals have also been bombed since Monday morning in eastern Ghouta, which was once the breadbasket of Damascus but has been under siege for years by the Assad government and subjected to devastating chemical attacks. Two hospitals suspended operations and one has been put out of service.

“We are standing before the massacre of the 21st century,” said a doctor in eastern Ghouta. “If the massacre of the 1990s was Srebrenica, and the massacres of the 1980s were Halabja and Sabra and Shatila, then eastern Ghouta is the massacre of this century right now.”
So what news agency are you working for?
7 hospitals. I expect it will be 30 schools next. This is nothing more than typical hysteria. They did exactly the same thing during the second siege of Aleppo. (First one was where government forces and civilians were trapped in the western half of the city by the likes of ISIL and al-Nusra, but the usual suspects in the media never reported it because they never knew about it.)

Jaish al-Islam, al-Rahman Legion etc fighting in east Ghouta are all extremist groups who have refused the population exit from the pocket and continue to shell Damascus.

It'll be chemical attacks reported next. Happens every time the government get the upper hand.

The sensible thing would be to agree with the government to bus those who want to leave to Idlib like they've done countless times, but dead civilians make better propaganda.

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