The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After the displacement movement and the repeated shift of the intensive bombardment positions…the regime forces renew their targeting to areas in both Idlib and Lattakia countryside violating the truce once again

The regime forces returned to carry out more violations in the areas of the Russian – Turkish truce, where the shelling targeted areas in the vicinity of Bishlamon, in the western countryside of Idlib, along with shelling which targeted areas in Lattakia Mountains and the roads between them and the area of Jisr Al-Shughur in the western countryside of Idlib, while the regime forces targeted areas in Zayzun village and other places in Sahl Al-Ghab north-west of Hama, which caused material damage, while the factions targeted positions of the regime forces in the northern countryside of Lattakia in the countryside of Salma area in Jabal Al-Akrad, without information about injuries so far, in the wake of the aerial, rocket and artillery shelling which has targeted several areas since today morning, Thursday the 6th of September 2018, while the Syrian Observatory monitored the return of calm to most of the controlled areas of the factions in Aleppo, Idlib, Hama and Lattkia, which followed the shelling escalation, which in turn resulted in the displacement of tens of families from the southern countryside of Aleppo, and from the south-eastern countryside of Idlib, towards Afrin area, the northern countryside of Idlib, and near the Syrian – Turkish border, where the SOHR monitored hours ago, that the regime forces and their allies turned to shift the destination of their shelling, where the warplanes targeted today in the morning and at noon, Thursday the 6th of September 2018, areas in the vicinity of Kafr Zita, Wadi Al-Anz and the outskirts of the southern countryside of Idlib, followed by bombardment by these warplanes on areas in Al-Taman’aa town in the southern sector of Idlib countryside, preceded  by artily shelling which was concentrated on Al-Khwaiyn, Al-Taman’aa, Jarjnaz, Maar Shamarin, Al-Tah, Al-Brisa, and other places in the area, while the Syrian Observatory documented the death of a person as a result of the successive rocket shelling which targeted Al-Tah village.

Reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory, that the regime forces and their allies tend through these scattered shelling operations and changing the positions of shelling from one day to another, as well as concentrating the shelling on one area, to dispersed the fighters of the rebel and Islamic factions, Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham, the Islamic Party of Turkestan, the factions operating in the controlled areas of the factions in the north, east and west of the contact line between the regime forces and the factions which is stretched from the northern mountains of Lattakia to the southern countryside of Aleppo passing through Sahl Al-Ghab and both eastern and south-eastern countryside of Idlib, and the sources confirmed to the SOHR that the operation commanders and officers of the regime forces have been noticed in Abu Al-Duhur area, in the eastern countryside of Idlib, after they have been called on and mobilized by the regime forces command, which called on all of Idlib Battle’s operation commanders and officers in order to get ready for a wide-scale military operation, along with the arrival of the regime’s operation commander of Idlib Battle, the Brigadier Suhail Al-Hassan, in anticipation for announcing about the battle and starting it against the rebel and Islamic factions, Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham, the Islamic Party of Turkestan, Hurras al-Dien organization, and the National Liberation Front operating in Idlib, north of Hama, and Lattakia Mountains.

The shelling also targeted in the past few hours, areas in the south-western countryside of Aleppo, where the bombardment resulted in the displacement of tens of families, in addition to confusion among the locals, for fear of escalating the shelling or bombing the area by warplanes, which may cause a larger displacement movement in the area, after the Syrian Observatory monitored in the past few hours, a proactive displacement of villagers who live in the contact lines with regime forces’-controlled areas in the southeastern countryside of Idlib, and in the details monitored by the Syrian Observatory: about 1000 people within 180 families have been displacing since yesterday night, Wednesday, the 5th of September 2018, from their villages southeast of Idlib to areas in the western countryside of Aleppo and to Afrin city and its countryside, which are under the control of “Olive Branch” factions, also the Syrian Observatory monitored another movement from Maarrat al-Nu’man city and its countryside towards the border with Turkey; in particular to the camps located in the area, these pre-emptive displacements come within the framework of the grand battle of Idlib of which the regime forces and their allies are preparing.