The violent clashes continue in the vicinity of Maarrat al-Nu’man city, where the regime forces are trying to advance and control new areas to complete the siege around it.
Meanwhile, violent clashes erupted after an advancement attempt by the regime forces and loyalists to advance in Abu Jreef area southeast of Idlib, also, the fronts of the southern and western countryside of Aleppo are witnessing sporadic clashes.
The Syrian Observatory monitored the continuation of aerial bombardment over the “de-escalation” area, where the Russian warplanes bombarded Kafr Hamra, Anjarah, and Khan al-Asal in Aleppo countryside, and Mardebseh, Khan al-Sobol, and the vicinity of Saraqib in Idlib countryside.
Rising the number of airstrikes carried out by the Russian warplanes to 69 raids, through which they targeted the countryside of Idlib and Aleppo.
The number of raids carried out by regime’s warplanes increased to 75 as well, targeted areas in Jabal al-Zawiya, Khan al-Sobol, Kafruma, and Maarrat al-Nu’man in the countryside of Idlib and the southern and western countryside of Aleppo.
Also, the number of barrel bombs increased to 47 and targeting the eastern countryside of Idlib and Kafruma, Binin, and Aleppo countryside.
This brings the number of areas that the regime forces have been able to control since the evening of Friday, 24th of this month, to 22: Telmans, Ma’ar Shmasha, Deir Sharqi, Deir Al-Gharbi, Ma’ar Shmarin, Ma’rata, Al-Ghadfa, Ma’ar Shourin Al-Za’alana, Al-Dana, Tal Sheikh, Sawami’e, Khirbet Mezyan, Masaran, Bsida, Taqana, Babolin, Kafr Bassin, Marhatat, Hamidia, Dar es Salaam and Salhia)
The Syrian Observatory has documented more casualties on both warring sides since the ground offensive began last Friday evening, the death toll of regime forces and loyalists to 91, while the death toll of opposition fighters rose to 112, including 89 jihadists.