المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The cautious calm prevails areas of the Russian –Turkish truce in the 4 provinces after violations in several areas yesterday

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a cautious calm in areas of the Russian –Turkish truce in Idlib, Aleppo, Hama, and Latakia since after midnight of yesterday until the moment but several violations took place yesterday, Wednesday, where the Syrian Observatory published that areas of the Russian – Turkish Truce in the provinces of Idlib, Hama, Aleppo, and Latakia, have witnessed since its launch on the 15th of August 2018 violations in most of its areas, and despite attempts of the guarantors to control it, the truce continues to witness repeated violations in most of its areas, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored targeting by the regime forces using several artillery shells for areas in the villages of al-Arba’in and Abu Ra’idah in the northern countryside of Hama, which caused material damage, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published this morning that the regime forces targeted by rocket shells after midnight of yesterday places in the villages of Zammar and Jazraya in the southern countryside of Aleppo, but no information about casualties, thus, documented a new breach in the Russian –Turkish truce which is applied in Aleppo, Hama, Latakia, and Idlib, and the Syrian Observatory published during the hours of last night that the  Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the regime forces returned in the past hours, to carry out violations to the Turkish – Russian truce which has been applied since the 15th of August 2018, in 4 provinces (Aleppo, Hama, Idlib and Lattakia), where the SOHR monitored in the recent hours, artillery shelling by the regime forces on areas in Al-Lataminah town and its vicinity, which caused material damage, and resulted in the injury of a man and his brother with varying severity, while explosions were heard in the south-eastern countryside of Idlib, intersected sources said that they are caused by targeting by a faction operating in the area to an armored vehicle of the regime forces by a missile, which caused material damage, but no information about casualties was reported.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that activists of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor the presence of factions working within the area that was decided to be disarmed, and the Syrian Observatory’s activists monitored that the area which has been approved upon after an agreement between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the area from Latakia countryside passing through Hama and Idlib provinces to the southwestern countryside of Aleppo, that area is still witnessing the presence of factions in their places, where Syrian observatory’s activists have confirmed that the aforementioned areas have not witnessed in the recent days –since the consensus was reached and until today the 26th of September 2018– any withdrawals so far announced by the “jihadist” factions, Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, or other rebel and Islamic factions from villages, towns and points of deployment in the disarmed area, in which the jihadist factions control about 70% , also several sources of the rebel, Islamic, and “jihadist” factions have confirmed that no withdrawal of any of their groups from the area of which Russia and Turkey intend to disarm.

The Syrian Observatory published yesterday that ambiguity is still surrounding the identity of the 4 persons who have appeared in a video -of which the Syrian Observatory received a copy- holding the banner of the “Islamic State” organization and setting fire to the Turkish flag, and amid this ambiguity, the consequences of broadcasting this video witnessed different accusations, as at the time in which parties accused the cells of the “Islamic Stet” organization that operate in Idlib, of setting fire to the Turkish flag and appearing in the video, accusations were directed to jihadist factions which are operating in Idlib province and close to the organization, of carrying out this burning, within the Russian – Turkish area that is decided to be established as a demilitarized area, according to an agreement between Putin and Erdogan, and this is coincided with transporting more than 400 members of the “Islamic State” organization from Al-Bokamal Desert in the west of the Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, to the outskirts of the eastern countryside of Idlib, who have been transported by the regime forces and the Iranian forces.

This video is also coincided with escalating the fears of the citizens and the factions operating in Idlib province, of entering the 4 members of the organization by the regime forces to the Russian – Turkish area that is decided to be established as a demilitarized area, in order to facilitate their infiltration into Idlib province, and intersected sources confirmed yesterday to the Syrian Observatory that the west of the Euphrates in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, has witnessed an agreement whose parties are the regime forces and the Iranian forces on one hand, and the “Islamic State” organization on the other, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; the regime forces and the Iranian forces transported more than 400 members of the organization yesterday evening, Sunday 23rd of September 2018, from the area of Al-Bokamal in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, which witnessed fierce clashes led by Qasem Soleimani the Commander of al-Quds Corps in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, and the transport took place in the past 24 hours, where the members have been transported from Al-Bokamal area to the eastern countryside of Idlib province, where they were transported to areas near the controlled areas of “Jihadist” factions operating in Idlib province, where they arrived today dawn, Monday the 24th of September 2018, and it is not known so far whether these 400 members managed to enter the eastern countryside of Idlib, which has been witnessing activity by cells of the organization since the 26th of April 2018, that assassinated about 315 citizens and Syrian and non-Syrian fighters and commanders, where these cells resulted in unprecedented security chaos in Idlib province, and this agreement came few days after an agreement between Turkey and Russia on establishing a demilitarized zone extends from the countryside of Lattakia to the south-western countryside Aleppo passing through both Idlib and Hama countryside, where the “jihadist” groups and Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham are in control of more than 70% of this area.

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