المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The regime forces target several areas in the north-western sector of Hama countryside within the triangle of Sahl al-Ghab – north Lattakia – west Idlib

Explosions rocked areas in the triangle between the northern mountains of Lattakia, the west of Jisr Al-Shughur and Sahl Al-Ghab, caused by renewed artillery shelling by the regime forces on areas in it, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored shelling by the regime forces on areas in the villages of Qalidin and Zayzun, in Sahl Al-Ghab in the north-western countryside of Hama, which caused material damage, without information about casualties, while the Syrian Observatory published yesterday, that more explosions shook the triangle of north Latakia – west Jisr al-Shughur – Sahl al-Ghab, caused by the renew of targeting by the regime forces for areas in the vicinity of al-Najeya village in the western sector of Jisr al-Shughur in the western countryside of Idlib, which was carried out in conjunction with shelling by the regime forces for areas in Jabal al-Akrad in the northern countryside of Latakia, which caused material damage but no information about casualties.

And the Syrian Observatory published two days ago, that it monitored shelling in the past 24 hours, which was accompanied by the continuation of the regime forces to send military reinforcements of material, soldiers, vehicles and ammunition to the south-eastern countryside of Idlib, Sahl Al-Ghab area, and Lattaqia countryside, intersected sources suggested to the Syrian Observatory that these reinforcements are a part of a preparation for a military action that may be carried out in the triangle of Sahl al-Ghab – Lattakia Mountains – Jisr al-Shughur in the incoming few days, and the same sources suggested to the SOHR that the operation in this area has been delayed, as a result of the military operation which started in Al-Suwaidaa against the “Islamic State” organization, as well as the fact that the regime forces which took the control of Daraa and Al-Quneitra, headed towards Al-Suwaidaa province to fight against the organization, while it is noteworthy that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received in early June 2018, that members and officers of the Iranian Forces; and of the forces loyal them have withdrawn from Tall Rifaat area and its surroundings in the northern countryside of Aleppo, after Russian – Iranian disagreements about Russian – Turkish consultations to deliver Tall Rifaat to the Turkish Forces and the Syrian military opposition, in return for the withdrawal of the Syrian opposition factions from the triangle of west Jesr al-Shughur – Sahl al-Ghab – the northeastern countryside of Latakia. The withdrawal of the Iranian officers and members loyal to them coincided with the arrival of the Russian military vehicles, accompanied by regime’s vehicles to Tal Rifaat area, where it is suggested that they came to switch regime’s military units in the area, also the sources added that the consultations are underway about completing the opening of Gaziantep road, which connects Turkey to the southern border of Syria with Jordan, and ending the presence of the Kurdish Forces in the northern countryside of Aleppo after their withdrawal from Afrin.

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