The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the rise in number of civilians who were killed today to 16, where a citizen was killed in Russian airstrike on al-Atareb city in Aleppo countryside, a man and a child were killed in bombing by regime’s warplanes on al-Atareb, a child was killed in a camp of the displaced people in Kafr Aweed village in the northern countryside of Idlib, three people were killed in the fall of barrel bombs dropped by helicopters on Abyan town.
The Syrian Observatory documented a massacre of nine children including two women and a man in airstrikes by the Russian warplanes targeted Abyan town in the western countryside of Aleppo.
Meanwhile, regime warplanes bombed a Turkish column consists of several vehicles in the vicinity of al-Atareb city west of Aleppo, causing several injuries among the Turkish soldiers, and the column left its place and headed to al-Atareb city.
In the same context, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored new progress by the regime forces in the western countryside of Aleppo after clashes with the fighters there, where the regime forces took control of Kafr Noran, Kafr Halab, al-Qanater, and Khirbet Jazraya.
The regime forces are attempting to advance towards the Maarrat al-Na’asan in the northeastern countryside of Idlib at the administrative border with Aleppo province.
Thus, the regime forces have overtaken 56 areas in the southern and western countryside of Aleppo, Khan Tuman, warehouses of Khan Tuman, Al-Khalidyah, Rajam, Hazmer Hills, Kherbet Kharas, Tal Al-Zaytun, Maarata, Al-Rashideen fifth sector, Zammar, Jazraya, Othmaniyah Kaberah, Talafeh, Tal Tabarez, Maharem, Khawwari, Al-Qal’ajiyah, Khalseh, Zitan, Berneh, Al-Huwayr, Abad, I’jaz, Sheikh Ahmed, Tal Karatin, Al-Zahiryah Farm, Al-Aaseriyah, Mak-hala, Rasm Al-Ward, Um Atabah, Rasm Al-Eis, Rasm Saharij, Jib Al-Kas, Bans, Al-Eis, Al-Eis Hill, Al-Kusaybiyah, Al-Bawabiyah, Al-Talhiyah, Tal Haddiyah, IKARDA, Al-Salihyah, Al-Barqum, Al-Zarbah, Al-Kammari, Al-Kalariyah, Kafr Halab, Al-Qanater, Kherbet Jazraya, Kafr Noran and other positions and hills in the area.
In the same context, the number of raids carried out by the Russian warplanes on the western outskirts of Idlib city, the vicinity of Sarmin town, Kafr Nubl town, and the clash areas in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo, rose to 78.
The number of airstrikes carried out by regime warplanes has also increased to 73 targeting Kafr Halab, Kafr Noran, al-Atareb, the “M5” road in Aleppo countryside, Maarrat al-Na’asan, and Shalakh in Idlib countryside.
The helicopters dropped 22 barrel bombs targeting areas in the western and southern countryside of Aleppo as well as the clashes areas.
The Syrian Observatory documented the killing of 19 members of the regime forces and militias loyal to them today in the shelling, bombing, and clashes, in addition to the killing of 18 of the jihadi groups in the same shelling and clashes.
Observatory activists also documented gross human losses in the ranks of both warring forces who have been killed in bombardment and fierce clashes since the evening of the 24th of January 2020, they are 366 jihadis among 493 opposition fighters were killed so far, in addition to the killing of 445 of the regime soldiers and loyalists including 10 of the Iran-loyal militias.