Field Report – LCCSy
Assad’s helicopters dropped yesterday late night barrel bombs loaded with toxic chlorine gas on Khaln Asal in the western suburbs of Aleppo, which led to the suffocation of more than 30 civilians while warplanes targeted Douma city with napalm-loaded missiles leaving casualties among civilians. Moreover, Assad’s and Russia’s air forces launched intensified airstrikes on the suburbs of both Homs and Hama as well as Idlib, which killed and injured civilians. Meanwhile, fierce clashes between the revolutionists and Assad’s forces broke out at the fronts of Project 1070 Apartments and Project 3000 Apartments west of Aleppo.
LCC correspondent in Aleppo reported more than 30 suffocation cases among civilians, mostly women and children, due to the chlorine-loaded barrel bombs that were dropped by Assad’s helicopters on Khan Asal town in the western suburbs, on which warplanes launched airstrikes with carried-with-parachaute missiles along with Kafrnaha and Mansoura town.
He added that the revolutionists thwarted an attempt by Assad’s forces to advance towards Project 1070 Apartments in Hamadania neighborhood west of the city. Other clashes took place at Project 3000 Apartments.
LCC correspondent in Damascus Suburbs, on the other hand, said that more than 20 civilians were seriously injured due to warplanes airstrikes on Douma city with missiles loaded with incendiary napalm. Other civilian casualties were reported due to artillery shelling on a public market in the city, as well as on the cities and towns of Saqba, Zamalka and Hammouria. Artillery shelling also claimed 3 civilian lives and injured others in Harasta city in the Eastern Ghouta.
He added that Assad’s helicopters dropped 4 barrel bombs on Khan Sheih Camp when the area was shelled with rockets. Russian warplanes launched airstrikes with thermobaric missiles on the towns of Hazrama, Nashabia and Medaani in the Eastern Ghouta injuring many civilians
The correspondent also said that fierce battles between the revolutionists and Assad’s forces broke out at Mouhammadia and Beit Nayem in the Eastern Ghouta while the towns in al-Marj area were being shelled with heavy machine guns and artillery
In Homs, 3 civilians were martyred and others injured due to Assad’s forces shelling with heavy artillery on Zaafarana village in the northern suburbs. The besieged neighborhood of Waer was similarly shelled. Also, Assad’s warplanes launched airstrikes with thermobaric missiles on Sakhna city and the villages of Tiba and Jibal Satih in the eastern suburbs. Gharnata and Arbaeen villages and the southern farms of Rastin city in the northern suburbs were exposed to similar attacks.
In Idlib, Assad’s warplanes targeted the farmlands at the northern part of Khan Sheikhoun city in the southern suburbs using thermobaric missiles. Meanwhile, civilians were injured due to similar airstrikes on Talihiya town in the northeastern suburbs.
In Hama, Assad’s helicopters dropped barrel bombs on Bouwaida, Lahaya and Zalakiat villages in the northern suburbs while warplanes launched airstrikes with rockets on Tibat Imam and Morek cities in addition to the vicinities of Kafr Zita city, which led to several casualties among civilians
Assad’s forces intensively targeted Obian village at the Turkish border with rockets, according to LCC correspondent in Latakia.
In Daraa to the south, Assad’s forces targeted the neighborhoods in the liberated city of Daraa with mortar shells