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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The demilitarized zone witnesses the most violent shelling since Putin – Erdogan agreement about establishing the buffer area represented by exchange of heavy shelling in Aleppo

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored renewed shelling that violated the Russian – Turkish truce, and interrupted the silence of the demilitarized zone, which was agreed upon after meeting between the Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Receb Tayyip Erdogan, where the Syrian Observatory monitored today evening, Thursday the 18th of October 2018, successive explosions that rocked Aleppo city, its suburbs and its countryside, within the demilitarized area, caused by shelling witnessed in the area, within the most violent shelling monitored by the Syrian Observatory since a consensus was reached between Putin and Erdogan on the buffer area on the 17th of September 2018, where the factions operating in Aleppo city and its suburbs, have targeted by more than 32 heavy rocket shells, areas in the neighborhoods of Nile Street, Halab al-Jadidah, Jam’eyyat Al-Zahraa and Mukambo, which caused substantial material damage and resulted in the fall of several injuries, amid confirmed information about the death of a person as a result of the fall of shells, accompanied by ground shelling by a large number of heavy shells by the regime forces on areas in Kafr Hamra town, and the areas of Al-Leiramon and Al-Mansurah, in both western and north-western sectors of Aleppo city.

The Syrian Observatory published today, that the Russian – Turkish truce in the provinces of Idlib, Hama, Latakia and Aleppo is witnessing renewed violations, despite statements by its guarantors to preserve it, limit the violations, and the successful implementation of the agreement between Putin and Erdogan, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a renewed targeting by the regime forces using heavy machine guns, where they targeted areas in the vicinity of al-Lataminah town in the demilitarized area in the northern countryside of Hama, which caused material damage, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published hours ago that areas of the Russian – Turkish truce in the four provinces of the Syrian north are witnessing violation after the other destabilizing its stability, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the regime forces opening heavy machineguns’ fire on areas in the vicinity of al-Lataminah town and al-Arba’in village in the northern countryside of Hama, but no information about casualties, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published this morning that areas of the Russian – Turkish truce in Aleppo, Hama, Idlib, and Latakia, has been witnessing cautious calm since after midnight of yesterday until the moment, with a single breach represented by the fall of shells launched by the regime forces after midnight on al-Sakhr village in the northern countryside of Hama, which is located within the demilitarized area stretching from the northeastern mountains of Latakia and passing through Hama and Idlib to the northwestern suburbs of Aleppo city, and the activists of the Syrian Observatory have not monitored any changes in the sites and points of the “jihadis” within the demilitarized area, as the agreement of Putin – Erdogan enters its 4th day.

And the Syrian Observatory published on Wednesday, that the sound of explosions were heard in the western part of Aleppo city caused by the fall of 2 shells on areas in al-Assad Suburb in Al-Hamdania area, which caused material damage, without information about casualties, also the regime forces targeted areas in Al-Rashideen Suburb, Al-Mansurah town and Zammar area in the western countryside of Aleppo city, the Syrian Observatory also monitored shelling by the regime forces targeting the area of Tal Othman in the northern countryside of Hama, the regime forces also targeted by heavy machineguns, the vicinity of Jesr Bayt al-Ras village, in Sahl Al-Ghab in the north-western countryside Hama, in a new violation to the Russian – Turkish truce and to the agreement of the demilitarized zone, which has not witnessed any withdrawals of Jihadis from it so far, while the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that the demilitarized zone witnessed a new interruption to the calm prevailing the area, which has not witnessed any withdrawal so far by the “jihadist groups”, which are in control of about 70% of the area stretched from the north-eastern mountains of Lattakia, to the north-western suburbs of Aleppo city passing through both Hama and Idlib, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the regime forces targeting the vicinity of Atshan and Al-Lataminah areas in the northern countryside of Hama, within the demilitarized zone, by heavy machineguns, without information about casualties.

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