Hours before the ceasefire agreement goes into effect…the regime forces shell a Turkish observation post north of Aleppo by heavy artillery

Activists of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored artillery shelling carried out by the regime forces which are stationed in Bashmara area in the northern countryside of Aleppo, targeting the Turkish observation post in Jabal Anadan north of Aleppo and other areas around the post, without information about casualties.

While the warplanes of the Russian “guarantor” and the Syrian regime are still pouring their wrath on the cities and towns of the southern and south-eastern countryside of Idlib, also violent clashes are still continuing between the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them on one hand, and the rebel, Islamic and jihadi factions, in the areas of the eastern countryside of Maarrat Al-Nu’man, and the area of Kabana in the northern countryside Latakia, and these actions come just hours before the ceasefire agreement announced by the Russian guarantor goes into effect, where it stats to be valid at the midnight of Friday – Saturday.

In addition, it rose to 86, the number of raids carried out by the regime’s warplanes through which they targeted Khan Al-Sabil, Aleppo- Damascus International Highway, Al-Tah, Maarshamarin, Al-Ghadqah, Um Jalal, Tahtaya, Babbila, Jarjnaz, Kafr Nubl, Abu Makki, Kafr Batikh, Maarrat Al-Nu’man, Maarrat Hurmah and Al-Ghadqah in Idlib countryside, while it rose to 42, the number of raids carried out by warplanes of the Russian guarantor targeting the area of Kabana and Al-Khudur in Jabal Al-Akrad in the northern countryside of Latakia, the areas of Um Jalal, Kafr Batikh, Babbila, the areas of the east of Maarrat Al-Nu’man in Idlib countryside, and the vicinity of IKARDA area and Shamico in Al-Muhandiseen in Aleppo countryside, also helicopters dropped about 58 barrel bombs through which they targeted Al-Tah, the vicinity of Tell Mannas, Maarshmarin, Al-Halba, Sehyan and areas of the eastern countryside of Maarrat Al-Nu’man, the area of Kabana in Latkaia countryside, while it rose to 520, the number of shells and missiles through which the regime forces targeted Tal Jaafar, Al-Amiriyyeh, Kafr Sajna, Um Jalal, the vicinity of Jarjnaz, Hass, Kafr Nubl, Al-Ghadqah and Al-Raffah in the eastern and southern countryside of Maarrat Al-Nu’man, the regime forces also shelled the area of Kabana, Al-Khudur and Al-Tuffahiyah in Latakia countryside, areas in Sahl Al-Ghab in the western countryside of Hama, and Jabal Shashaboo in the northern countryside of Hama.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 4099, the number of people who were killed since the 30th of April 2019, the date of start of the most violent escalation in terms of aerial and ground bombardment, shelling, and targeting since Putin – Erdogan agreement, until the 30th of August 2019, and they are: 1043 civilians including 260 children and 185 citizen women, and they are 224 including 44 children and 43 women, and 8 of the civil defense and 5 of the ambulance team were killed in Russian aerial bombardment on the countryside of Idlib and Hama, and 88 including 19 women and 15 children were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 533 including 152 children, 89 women, and 5 members of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 114 people including 20 women and 21 children were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and 80 citizens including 26 children and 14 women were killed in shelling by the factions on al-Suqaylabiyah, Qamhana, Al-Rasif, Al-Aziziyah, Karnaz, Jurin, Al-Nairab Camp, neighborhoods in Aleppo city and its southern countryside, while at least 1659 fighters were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s aerial and ground shelling including 1087 of the Jihadis, in addition to killing of 1391 members of the regime forces in targeting and shelling by jihadi groups and factions.

And during the period between the 15th of February 2019; the date of the meeting of “Rouhani – Erdogan – Putin” until the 30th of August 2019, and Syrian Observatory documented the death of 4627 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 1328 civilians including 341 children under the age of eighteen and 249 women over the age of eighteen, they were killed in the Russian aerial bombardment and the rocket shelling by the regime forces and the factions, and among the death toll of civilians there are 106 people including 31 children under the age of eighteen and 18 citizen women over the age of eighteen, they were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 1751  fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 1123 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 1548 of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

While the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented since the start of the Russian – Turkish truce the death of 4857 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 1411 civilians including 370 children and 263 women, were killed in shelling by the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them, targeting, and bombardment by warplanes, and among them there are 107 people including 31 children and 19 women, were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 1818 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 1224 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 1628 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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