Civilians Died in Bombing in Syrian Region Wadi Barada

The Syrian government forces along with its allied suddenly stormed a village in a rebel-controlled region close to capital Damascus, in the result seven civilians killed when they were supplying water, a monitoring group reported.


The shelling targeted Al-Reem banquet hall in the village of Deir Qanoun on 15 January, 2017, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) told media. Although, incident took place in the Wadi Barada valley that is main source of water for Damascus.

Local activists described media reporters that a large number of civilians have been housing in Al-Reem banquet hall but they have escaped the intensified battling for Wadi Barada that kicked off on 22 December, 2016.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also revealed that over 19 people were also injured in shelling even some of them are in critical condition. The number of causalities considers highest since the start of the ceasefire that kicked off on 30 December, told SOHR’s head, Rami Abdel Rahman.

However, another source from Wadi Barada Media Centre reported that over 20 people were wounded while 12 people were shot dead in Sunday bombings. The SOHR took its social media accounts to share photographs of the bloodied floors of the hall, though some dead bodies were also seen in some of those pictures.

Reporters have been facing lots of difficulties or unable to move around the valley because of continued severe clashes, although we remained failed to learn that wounded were taken to the care centers or not, activist for Wadi Barada Media Centre, Fuad Abu Hattab told.

A team of volunteer first-responders in militant-controlled fractions of Syria, known as ‘The Syrian Civil Defence’, also revealed that death toll rose at 12, while severe battling between Syrian troops along with allied and militants have devastated Wadi Barada since Saturday.

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