المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Military reinforcements of the regime forces continue to arrive in the triangle of west Idlib – Latakia Mountain – Sahl al-Ghab as the ground shelling continues in the area

The regime forces continue the rocket shelling on areas in the triangle of west Idlib – Latakia Mountain – Sahl al-Ghab, where the Syrian Observatory monitored rocket shelling on places in Jabal al-Akrad and Jabal al-Turkman in the northern countryside of Latakia, in addition to renewed shelling targeted the western countryside of Jisr al-Shughur city, including regime’s targeting this morning, Tuesday, by heavy machine guns for places in al-Hwaiz village in Sahl al-Ghab in the northwestern countryside of Hama, and in the same context, the regime forces continue to bring military reinforcements to the contact areas in the northern countryside of Latakia and Sahl al-Ghab, in conjunction with fortifications and raising barricades, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday, Monday, that areas in the triangle of Sahl al-Ghab – Latakia Mountain – West Jisr al-Shughur is witnessing the continuation of rocket shelling operations by the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, where the regime forces renewed the shelling after midnight of yesterday on places in Jabal al-Akrad in the northern casualties of Latakia, and other places in the western countryside of Jisr al-Shughur, but no information about casualties, in conjunction with the arrival of more military reinforcements for the regime forces to the areas and contact lines with the rebel and Islamic factions in preparation for the military operation in the area, and the Syrian Observatory published last night that regime forces returned to target areas in the triangle of Sahl al-Ghab – Lattakia Mountains – Jisr al-Shughur, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored targeting by the regime forces on areas in the village of Jesr Bayt al-Ras in Sahl Al-Ghab in the north-western sector of Hama countryside, along with renewed shelling by the regime forces on areas in the western sector of Jisr Al-Shughur countryside, where the SOHR monitored the regime forces targeting areas in Al-Najiyeh town and the villages of Kandah and Maraand, as well as other areas in their vicinity, amid artillery targeting by the regime forces to areas in Jabal Al-Akrad, in the northern countryside of Lattakia, without information about casualties.

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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