المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The regime forces violate the Russian – Turkish truce once again and target areas in the south-east of Idlib by shells

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored renewed violations to the areas of the Russian – Turkish truce, including the provinces of Idlib, Hama, Aleppo and Lattakia, where the regime forces targeted today, places in the areas of Umm Al-Khalakhil, Al-Khwaiyn and Zarzur in the south-eastern countryside of Idlib, by several shells, without information about casualties so far, while cautious calm is prevailing all the areas of the Russian – Turkish truce, with the exception of the abovementioned shelling, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that it monitored the return of relative calm to prevail the areas of the Russian – Turkish truce, including the provinces of Idlib, Hama, Aleppo and Lattakia, after the latest round of shelling which targeted the southern countryside of Idlib, where the SOHR monitored on Thursday and Wednesday, shelling by the regime forces and bombardment by helicopters by explosive barrels, which targeted areas in Al-Lataminah and its vicinity and other areas in the northern countryside of Hama, the bombardment also targeted areas in Al-Taman’aa and Al-Tah and its vicinity, as well as Aziziyah area, Khan Shaykhun countryside, Umm Al-Khalakhil and the other areas of Idlib countryside, which resulted in the death of 4 citizens including a child who were killed as a result of bombardment during the truce in both Idlib and Hama countryside, raising to 19 persons at least including 5 children and 4 women, the number of people who have been killed in Tahtaya, Al-Taman’aa, Al-Tah and Khan Shaykhun in the southern countryside of Idlib, since the 10th of August 2018, the date of the regime forces’ return to escalate their aerial and ground shelling on the southern sector of Idlib countryside.

The Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that the regime forces returned to interrupt the calm of Idlib province and its vicinity, through artillery targeting to areas in the southern sector of Idlib countryside, where the shelling targeted areas in Umm Al-Khalakhil village, after morning shelling which targeted several areas in both southern countryside of Idlib and northern countryside of Hama, by artillery and rocket shells fired by the regime forces, and the SOHR published today morning, Thursday the 16th of August 2018, that for the second consecutive day of the Russian-Turkish truce, the regime forces returned to breach it, despite its continuation calmly for long hours since sundown on Wednesday, the 15th of August 2018, where the violations occurred in the form of several explosions heard in the northern countryside of Hama, caused by targeting by the regime forces for areas in al-Lataminah town and M’aarkbeh village in the same countryside, coincided with the return of shelling on areas in the southern countryside of Idlib, where the regime forces launched artillery and rocket shells on areas in the towns of al-Tah and al-Tamanah, which caused more material damage but no information about injuries yet, which end the calm that has been prevailing the area.

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