Syria Daily: Pro-Assad Forces Kill 85 in East Ghouta Assault Amid Failed “Aid” Display

23
2022
Wounded man is carried in Douma after a pro-Assad airstrike that hit residential areas in Douma, East Ghouta (Anadolu)

No let-up in regime-Russian bombings as aid convoy shelled


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UPDATE 1730 GMT: Residents of Hamouriya have reportedly signed a surrender agreement, following Monday’s bombardment in which at least 23 people were killed amid a claimed chlorine attack.

Negotiations are ongoing in two other towns, including Misraba.


The Assad regime and foreign allies, including Russia, killed at least 85 people on Monday in their assault on more than 350,000 residents of East Ghouta near Syria’s capital Damascus.

Meanwhile, the show of an aid convoy to the besieged territory collapsed, first, as regime forces stripped medical supplies from the trucks and then as the convoy was shelled while in Douma, the center of the enclave.

During the day, 46 trucks finally entered East Ghouta, but an aid source said 10 left Douma “fully sealed” and four were partially unloaded after a nine-hour stay.

“The team is safe, but given the security situation a decision was taken to go back for now. They off-loaded as much as possible given the current situation on the ground,” Red Cross spokeswoman Iolanda Jaquemet said.

Sajjad Malik of UNHCR tweeted:

A World Health Organization official said the regime ordered the removal of 70% of medical supplies, including trauma kits, surgical kits, insulin, and other material.

Aid workers in Douma point at warplanes overhead:

AID WORKERS DOUMA 05-03-18

Bombing, Missiles, and a Claimed Gas Attack

The Syrian Network for Human Rights and White Helmets civil defense reported at least 85 people killed across East Ghouta yesterday.

At least 23 people died in Hamouriya amid shelling and reports of a “gas attack”. In Kafr Batna, 17 people were slain by missiles fired from Russian and regime warplanes while at least six were killed in Douma. Six perished in Jisreen and three in Saqba.

A witness in Hamouriya said, “We were sleeping in the basement and were woken up by our neighbours and relatives who told us that there has been a chlorine attack. We went outside and saw the container releasing the horrible smell.”

In the past month, more than 1,100 people have been slain by the regime-Russian attacks.

White Helmets rescuers on the move after a strike on Jisreen:

Pro-Assad forces continued their advance from the southeast of East Ghouta, claiming the village of al-Mohammadiyeh on Monday.

After intensive bombing led by Russian warplanes, rebels have withdrawn from the less-populated farmland, villages, and towns in the past week. The regime now says it holds 40% of the opposition area.

US Discusses Assad’s Chlorine Attacks, But Will Not Act

Responding to the latest chemical attacks by the Assad regime, The Trump Administration has discussed military action, officials said.

However, no options are being pursued at this time.

Donald Trump requested options after at least seven chlorine gas attacks since January 13. They were considered at White House meeting that included Chief of Staff John Kelly, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

One official said that no military action was endorsed and the Administration decided to continue monitoring the situation.

A “senior administration official” said that Mattis was “adamantly” against any response, although McMaster “was for it.”

Pentagon spokesperson Dana White denied that Mattis took part in any discussions: “[The] conversation did not happen.”

Last month Mattis appeared to distinguish between another sarin attack by the Assad regime — which might bring a US strike, as with the April 2017 response to the regime’s use of the nerve agent in northwest Syria — and chlorine attacks, which would not be challenged.


39 Russians Killed in Crash Near Hmeimim Airbase

The Russian Defense Ministry says 33 passengers and 6 crew have been killed in the crash of a transport plane near the Hmeimim airbase in western Syria.

The passengers are all reportedly Russian troops.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. yeah, your typical thirst for blood. Go and die for your cause, there are virgins waiting for you in your fairytale land

  2. Airplane crash, is it? Reminds me of all those fatal helicopter accidents the US military suffered in Central America under Reagan. So many American troops killed in helicopter accidents…

  3. Olive branch official map of latest situation.

    https://twitter.com/zeytindali_h/status/971101158474436610

    Important places taken:

    bulbul, north
    rajo, north west
    sheikh hadid, west
    sheran, north east

    remainig ones:
    jinderes, south west
    maabatli, north west
    tal rifat, east
    afrin center

    northern sector sheran area collapsed faster than expected, now there is app. 10 km left to afrin center. maabatli front also seems weak. I remember some ignorant people talking about “lack of progress”.

    As I said at that time after enough softening ypg lines are now collapsing fast due to broken morale and lack of manpower. They better desert and return to their families instead of getting killed.

    Footage from capture of sheran, liwa sultan murad uses turkish apc and oerlikon 20mm gun mounted pickup.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45b2f6i9cY8

    • wow, what an accomplshment! You got those FSA to sell out their own rebellion. You gave Alleppo to Assad, and now you are using what remains of the rebels to kill other syrians and kurds. Awesome! You should be so proud

      • you are the last people to talk about selling out rebellion. Your treacherous politicians first encouraged syrians against the regime and then left them at the mercy of the regime. Turkey on the other hand, doing its best to protect the remains of rebellion by installing observation posts around idlib, even though it has much limited capability compared to the US.

        Syrians know very well which state is treacherous and untrustable and which state is sincere. In the below video Rastan pocket residents call turkey to install observation posts in their region. They don’t appeal to the US because they know very well that US has sold the rebellion long ago.

        https://twitter.com/qalaatalmudiq/status/964177692747845632

        Besides it is not we who gave aleppo to assad. After russian intervention, to which US didn’t display a single objection, aleppo was a lost cause. Taking couple of hundred fighters is not the reason for its fall.

        • actually, we are the first. We never supported any. Nothing to sell out. Sorry, your brain dead propaganda and nationalism prevents you from seeing that. We encourage anyone to rise up against dictators. That equates to selling them out? lol. Its laughable how you make the connection that the US should do everything. Again, displaying the smallness of your thinking.

          The syrians in idlib are running from assad. They have been asking everyone for protection. And that is correct, we are not involved in the syrian war. Your government is. Your government has been arming all types directly. Facilitating the movement of fighters. Threatening europe with refugees, and on and on frankly.

          • No, you are not. I’m posting this speech second time, since you are still in denial. An honest state would declare their crystal clear position as if you are going to rebel against the regime you are on your own, don’t expect anyting from us. Not a speech like this one or many others similar to this one.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2WuJeaoscs

            BTW you are quite involved in the syrian war. The whole world saw that when it comes to protect your terrorist stooges and gas fields you are quite good at stopping the regime and russia but refrain fro using that force to save the civilians in east ghuta, homs or idlib.

            • LOL

              Posting a video of someone who hasnt been in office in 5 years?

              Might as well pull up something from the 1920s

              you proved nothing. Same garbage that comes out of your racist mouth.

              Unsurprisingly, you don’t actually address anything I said.

              • What is your proof for “turkey betrayed halab”, then, genious? US Foreign minister saying assad must leave office and then US making a u-turn and forget about ousting assad isn’t betrayal but it is turkey who betrayed rebellion because turkey didn’t declare war on russia. Imbecile american logic at best. No wonder why the liars of centcom can’t see the link between ypg and pkk while ojalan posters are everywhere in ypg controlled areas.

              • “US Foreign minister saying assad must leave office and then US making a u-turn and forget about ousting assad isn’t betrayal but it is turkey who betrayed rebellion because turkey didn’t declare war on russia”

                Hahahahahahahahahahhahah. Assad must leave office! So now what? that means that I betrayed the rebellion?

                Such an inferiority complex you have.

            • “An honest state would declare their crystal clear position as if you are going to rebel against the regime you are on your own, don’t expect anyting from us”

              that is comical. Yeah, thats how the world works. You couldn’t be more naive. So, when will Turkey declare it’s honest intentions, because since erdodog there has been nothing but bullshit and lies coming from your country.

              So happy that we recognize your genocide of armenians. Glad we didn’t succomb to your fascist lords wishes to suppress truth. Which, is his MO at every opportunity.

              Take a look at venezuela. That’s your future

              • You better mind the future of your own country, criminalistan, where every now and then a school massacre happens. Or should I say obesistan, country of world’s most obese nation. Once your economic superiority is gone you are done, a ciwil war is awaiting you.

              • waaaaa but once your economic might is gone and your military and your your your, your like going to have a civil war… waaaaa

            • “BTW you are quite involved in the syrian war. The whole world saw that when it comes to protect your terrorist stooges and gas fields you are quite good at stopping the regime and russia but refrain fro using that force to save the civilians in east ghuta, homs or idlib.”

              You are the ones claiming to help the rebellion, why arent you helping the people of idlib, homs, or ghouta?

              Why aren’t you setting an example and observing the UN resolution?

              • I have the feeling that I am talking to a beginner, we are already helping idlib. If we had an army enough to defeat russia we would protect other areas too.

              • ” If we had an army enough to defeat russia we would protect other areas too.”

                waaaaa, America do something for us. Our army isn’t big enough.

                Lets see, problems with Saudi Arabia, Russian, Iran, Syria, Israel, Egypt, Kurds, Armenians, and on and on. All since Erdydog took office.

        • Now you use those same syrians as cannon fodder because of your inability to get past a grudge. Not really shocking, Syrians, armenians, kurds, etc. anyone but turks..

          How comical has it become when putin invites a true PKK member to astana for peace talks. How comical when putin gets annoyed and denies aerial operations. Your not in syria to protect the rebellion.

          As far as Allepo, you know full well you sold it out.

          But more importantly, it was assads move into idlib that triggered the need for turkish intervention because erdydogs wishes were being ignored. And we all know that the real red line is Erdy’s ego.

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