About 70 barrel bombs and Russian raids target 9 cities, towns, and villages south Idlib and north Hama and a renewed displacement towards areas away from areas shelling
Warplanes and helicopters continue to carry out more strikes and raids targeting areas in the southern countryside of Hama and the northern countryside of Hama, where it rose to about 53, the number of barrel bombs dropped by regime’s helicopters on cities and towns of Khan Shaykhun, al-Hbit, and Abdeen in the southern countryside of Idlib, and Latmin, al-Bwayda, Lahaya, al-Lataminah, KafrZitta, and al-Zakat north of Hama, the warplanes also carried out 16 raids on areas in the villages of al-Zakat and Hasraya in the northern countryside of Hama, and the intensive aerial bombardment was accompanied by artillery shelling on the areas mentioned above, in addition to al-Tamanah area and areas between Khan Shaykhun, Morek, and other places in both countryside, and the shelling caused a large number of injuries, some of whom are still in serious conditions, also the extensive ground and aerial bombardment and shelling caused damage and destruction in the infrastructure and property of citizens.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also monitored displacement movement of areas in Qal’aat al-Madiq, al-Twinah, Sharia, and al-Jamasa to areas in Jabal al-Zawiyah and the northern countryside of Jisr al-Shughur, fearing the expansion and escalation of shelling by the regime forces and the Russians, and the Syrian Observatory published that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the helicopters return to fly in the skies of Idlib and Hama since the morning of today, the 10th of September 2018, coincided with dropping barrel bombs on places in the southern countryside of Idlib and the northern countryside of Hama, where the helicopters dropped about 20 barrel bombs targeting areas in the villages of Abdeen, al-Hbit and Lahaya in the southern countryside of Idlib, KafrZitta, al-Lataminah, and al-Bwayda in the northern countryside of Hama, where 6 helicopters took shifts in dropping the barrel bombs, but no information about casualties until the moment, amid the flight of Russian warplanes in the southern countryside of Idlib and the northern countryside of Hama, and carried out 3 raids on areas in the Zakat village in the northern countryside of Hama, also the regime forces continue the rocket shelling on al-Tah in the countryside of Idlib, and the Syrian Observatory monitored the fall of shells on a school area in Jarjanaz, which wounded students, while this continuous shelling comes within the constant escalation since Tuesday, the 4th of September 2018, violating the Russian – Turkish truce which has been taking place in Hama, Idlib, Latakia, and Aleppo, and the Syrian Observatory published a little time ago that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored rocket shelling by the regime forces since the morning of today, Monday, the 10th of September 2018, on towns and villages in the countryside of both Idlib and Hama, where they shelled places in the towns and villages of al-Tah, Jarjanaz, Hish, and al-Tamanah in the southern and southeastern countryside of Idlib, which injured a person at least, also the shelling this morning targeted areas in Tal Osman and al-Bana in the northern countryside of Hama, followed by shelling on areas in al-Lataminah town in the northern countryside of Hama, but no information about casualties, while the cautious calm prevailed in the provinces of Idlib, Hama, Aleppo, and Latakia since after midnight of yesterday until this morning, where the regime forces violated again the Russian – Turkish truce which is in underway in these provinces and entered its 27th consecutive day, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday afternoon that clm returned again to the northern countryside of Hama, the southern countryside of Idlib and the areas of the Russian – Turkish truce, which has been continuing in its 26th consecutive day, after the warplanes and helicopters carried out a series of tens of strikes and raids by missiles and explosive barrels leaving every time more casualties, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the number of casualties who were killed today, has increased to 2 children displaced from the villages of Srihayn and Khattab in Hama countryside, who were killed in the bombardment by barrel bombs on Al-Hbit town, while the helicopters carried out bombardment by about 65 barrel bombs along with 14 raids which targeted areas in the southern sector of Idlib countryside and the northern sector of Hama countryside, and the SOHR also monitored targeting by the National Liberation Front to positions of the regime forces in Al-Mijanzarat School in the northern sector of Hama countryside, without information about casualties until now in the ranks of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them.
And with this renewed bombardment and the fall of more human losses, it rose to at least 24, the number of civilian casualties they are: 14 civilian casualties including 4 children and 2 women who were killed in bombardment and shelling by warplanes, helicopters, and the regime forces on the vicinity of al-Hbit, Qal’aat al-Madiq, al-al-Twinah, al-Serj, al-Halba, and the vicinity of Abdeen in the countryside of Idlib and Hama, and 10 casualties including a woman and 3 of her children and their grandmother, in addition to 2 sisters all of them were killed in a massacre carried out by a faction called Ansar al-Tawhid after it shelled Muhradah city, which is inhabited by the majority of Christian citizens north of Hama.
Also, it rose to 241, the number of raids and barrel bombs which were carried out in the past 72 hours, where the warplanes have carried out 121 raids at least, which targeted the northern countryside of Hama and both southern and south-eastern countryside of Idlib, and the regime’s helicopters also dropped at least 120 explosive barrels on the same areas, amid shelling by more than 820 artillery and rocket shells, within the most violent airstrikes and ground shelling in weeks on the areas of the Turkish – Russian truce, while the heavy bombardment and shelling in less than 72 hours, resulted in the displacement of more than 5400 people within Idlib province, where they moved to areas in the northern countryside of Idlib, and the northwestern countryside of Aleppo, away of areas of contact with the regime forces, after the Russian – Turkish truce witnessed in its 26th, 25th and 24th days the heaviest and most violent violations that caused casualties and material losses.