Raids of the Russian warplanes target at least 20 areas west Idlib, Sahl al-Ghab, and Lattakia mountains killing and injuring about 30 people

Airstrikes of the Russian warplanes are still increasingly targeting areas in the triangle of west Idlib – Lattakia Mountain – Sahl al-Ghab, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the increase in number of raids carried out by warplanes to about 38 raids targeted at least 20 areas, where they targeted al-Lajj, Kafridin, the vicinity of Qastun, the vicinity of al-Sermaniyyeh, the vicinity al-Shegher, the outskirts Jisr al-Shughur, Sararif, Ghana, the vicinity of al-Janudiyyeh, Jadraya, Bashlamoun, al-Badriyah, Hersh Bsonqul, Inneb, and Mahmbel in the western countryside of Idlib, and Kabana area and 2 areas in its surrounding in the northeastern countryside of Lattakia. in conjunction with targeting places in the areas of al-Mashik and Qarqour, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continued overflights of Russian warplanes in the sky of the area, also the Observatory monitored intensive shelling by the regime forces targeted the areas itself, which caused more damage and destruction of property and infrastructure.

These heavy airstrikes have caused casualties, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring the death of 4 people including a man and his wife, and injured about 8 others including 2 women with varying severity, in the shelling on Kafridin and the shelling on the vicinity of al-Janudiyyeh and al-Badriyah, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, also the shelling injured more than 17 people with varying severity including fighters of Turkestan, Bosniak and other non-Syrian nationalities, while this violation of the Russian – Turkish truce coincided with shelling by the regime forces on the 21st of the truce, with shelling by the regime forces targeted areas in the towns of Sukayk and Abu Dali in the southern countryside of Idlib, which caused material damage but no information about casualties.

These raids come hours after killing 3 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them and injuring 9 others; in missile targeting carried out by the factions on sites of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them in Jabal al-Turkman in the northeastern countryside of Latakia, where sources from the area denied to the Syrian Observatory what Russia has claimed, about the death of members of the regime forces by drone targeting, the sources confirmed that the targeting was carried out through rocket shelling carried out by the factions on positions of the regime forces in Jabal al-Turkman, while the Russian allegations in promoting the drone targeting came as a future justification for the expected attack on Idlib Province, by provoking the international public opinion, and the Syrian Observatory published on Sunday, the 2nd of September 2018 that it monitored that the regime forces brought more military reinforcements of members, weapons, materiel and armored vehicles, to positions along the front line stretched from the northern mountains of Lattakia to Aleppo countryside passing through Sahl Al-Ghab, the northern countryside of Hama, and the south-eastern countryside of Idlib, along with more fortifications and preparations for the grand battle, where the SOHR monitored the distribution and deployment of the military reinforcements which are arriving consecutively to the contact areas, as a part of the grand battle of Idlib which the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them are being prepared for, and the SOHR published that as time passes and the regime forces’ military operation and the grand battle of Idlib approach, the unprecedented mobilization is continuing for a battle in which the majority of the military power operates on the Syrian land, is suggested to participate, after the control of the Syrian opposition decreased and after it was confined within large spaces of the northern countryside of Hama, Sahl Al-Ghab, areas in the north-west of Hama, parts of the northern mountains of Lattakia, the western countryside of Aleppo, and spaces of the southern countryside of Aleppo.

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