BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The war in Syria has reached its deadliest point in 2018, as more than 100 Syrians have been killed across the country.
The death toll took a large climb this morning, when the U.S. Coalition bombed the pro-government tribal fighters in the Deir Ezzor Governorate.
As a result of this bombing by the U.S. Air Force, more than 25 tribal fighters from the Euphrates River Valley were killed, making this attack the second deadliest assault by the Coalition on the Syrian government forces since September 2016.
Meanwhile, near the Syrian capital, the battle in the eastern suburbs has reached its bloodiest juncture, as both the Syrian Army and Islamist rebels trade attacks.
Caught in the middle of these attacks are the civilians living in both the opposition-held East Ghouta region and government-held Damascus city.
According to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), 36 people have been killed in the ongoing bombing of the East Ghouta by the Syrian military; however, other pro-opposition monitors have put the estimated death toll between 40-80.
Inside Damascus, at least a half dozen civilians have been killed, today, by the ongoing shelling from the Islamist rebels in the East Ghouta.
With the situation becoming increasingly more violent in Damascus, the death toll is expected to rise in the coming hours.
Several other areas across the country are experiencing increased violence, including the Abu Dhuhour front in the Idlib Governorate and Afrin region of northern Aleppo.
Many civilians have been caught in the crossfire of the Turkish-led Operation Olive Branch, which has also seen a large amount of people killed in the 72 hours.
Despite the recent peace conferences in Sochi and Astana, it does not appear that the violence in Syria has dissipated, as the overall death toll has increased since February 1st.