المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Exchange of shelling between the regime forces and the factions violates the Russian – Turkish agreement and calm of the Syrian north areas

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored more violations within areas of the Russian – Turkish truce and the demilitarized area after midnight of yesterday, where the regime forces shelled places in the agricultural lands of Khan Shaykhun city in the southern countryside of Idlib, while one of the factions targeted by several rocket shells places in al-Sifsafiyeh village, which is under the control of the regime forces at the northwestern countryside of Hama, but no information about casualties, where the sources suggested that an Islamic army had targeted the village.

And the Syrian Observatory published last night, Friday, that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored artillery shelling by the regime forces on areas in Al-Khwaiyn town, in the south-eastern sector of Idlib countryside, also shells fell on areas in Nile Street in the western sector of Aleppo city, which caused material damage, without information about casualties, while the factions operating within the “Wa Harrid Al-Mo’minun” Operation Room, which is composed of Hurras al-Dien Organization, Ansar Al-Dien Front, Ansar al-Tawhid and Ansar Al-Islam Group, in the west of Aleppo, targeted a position of the regime forces in the outskirts of Jam’eyyat Al-Zahraa neighborhood, west of Aleppo city amid information about the fall of human losses in the ranks of the regime forces, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that it monitored shelling by the regime forces on areas in the villages of Umm Jalal and Raffa in the south-eastern sector of Idlib countryside, also, the western outskirts of Aleppo city, witnessed crossfire by using machineguns between the regime forces and the factions operating in the area, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the shelling resulted in the death of 7 citizens at least including 3 children and 3 women, as a result of the shelling which targeted Raffa village, and the death toll is expected to increase due to the presence of injured cases in serious conditions, and this is the biggest massacre with the largest death toll by regime’s shelling since the start of implementing the Turkish – Russian truce on the 15th of August 2018.

And the SOHR also monitored today afternoon, that the regime forces renewed their violations to the Turkish – Russian truce, where the regime forces targeted areas in the lands around Murak town, which is located within the northern sector of Hama countryside along with shelling which targeted Atshan area in the north-east of Hama, the regime forces also targeted places in Sukayk area and the outskirts of Al-Taman’aa town in the southern countryside of Idlib province, without information about casualties, and this targeting to the demilitarized zone in both Hama and Idlib, comes after the cautious calm that continued in areas of the Russian – Turkish truce without any violations of shelling or targeting since the sunset of yesterday, Thursday, with the exception of the targeting by a jihadi faction by its snipers to members of the regime forces ion Jabal al-Akrad at the northern countryside of Latakia, and in the same context, the Turkish intelligence services still fail to persuade the “jihadi” groups and factions to withdraw from their positions and points within the buffer area.

And the Syrian Observatory published yesterday evening, Thursday, that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that one of the “jihadist” factions (Al-Mouhajrin Al-Sunna Movement), has targeted 2 members of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them in Jabal Al-Akrad in the north-eastern countryside of Lattakia within the demilitarized zone, stretched from the north-eastern mountains of Lattakia, to the north-western suburbs of Aleppo city passing through both Hama and Idlib, where they were targeted by snipers, which resulted in the injury of the 2 members amid information about their death, but other than that, all the areas of the Turkish – Russian truce have been witnessing cautious calm for hours, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that it monitored renewed violations which targeted the Turkish – Russian truce, which was put on effect on the 15th of August 2018, where the regime forces targeted by shells and machineguns, areas in the vicinity of Murak and Sukayk towns as well as other places in Al-Khazanat area and the vicinity of Khan Shaykhun, in the countryside of both provinces of Idlib and Hama, the southern and the northern, without information about the fall of human losses caused by the targeting, while the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that the regime forces opened fire of their heavy machineguns on areas in the towns of Ma’arrat al-Artik and Kafr Hamra in the west and north-west of Aleppo city, along with their shelling by mortars on areas in Sheikh Aqil village in the same countryside, without information about casualties, and violent explosions shook the western neighborhoods of Aleppo city which is under the control of the regime forces, on Thursday, the 24th of October 2018, it turned out to be caused by targeting using several mortar shells by the Islamic and “jihadi” factions operating in the demilitarized area, where they targeted areas in Nile Street area and the vicinity of the local market in the western section of Aleppo city, which caused material damage but no information about casualties until the moment, and the Syrian Observatory published this morning that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of targeting exchange between the regime forces and the Islamic and “jihadi” factions -which are operating in the demilitarized area- until after midnight on of yesterday, in the western section of Aleppo city and the suburbs around the city, and in areas at the western countryside of the city, as part of the heaviest bombardment ever since the agreement between Putin and Erdogan on the 17th of September 2018, and as the bombing and shelling caused casualties, it rose to 4, the number of civilians who were killed since the implementation of Putin – Erdogan agreement on the 10th of October 2018, they are: a female child was killed in bombing hours ago on Kafr Hamra town, and 3 casualties were killed in the shelling by the factions on the neighborhoods of Aleppo city on the 18th of October, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the heaviest shelling ever in the demilitarized area since reaching the agreement between Putin and Erdogan on the demilitarized area, on the 17th of September 2018; and the end of the deadline for the “jihadi to leave” the area.

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