المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

In conjunction with the decrease of ability to control it…exchange of targeting and shelling violate the Turkish – Russian truce in Idlib and Hama countryside

Violations continue in the areas of the Turkish – Russian truce applied in Aleppo, Hama, Idlib and Latakia provinces, and expand in various times and wider places, amid the guarantors’ decreasing ability to restrict them, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored after the midnight of Saturday – Sunday, that the regime forces targeted by their heavy machineguns, areas in the vicinity of Al-lataminah town, which is located within the demilitarized zone in the northern countryside of Hama, without information about human losses, in conjunction with the continued shelling by the regime forces with artillery shells, yesterday after the midnight, on areas in Tal Al-Sakhr village in the same countryside, the SOHR also monitored exchange of artillery shelling between the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them on one hand, and Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and the rebel and Islamic factions on the other, in the vicinity of Tal Al-Sultan area in the eastern countryside of Idlib, within the demilitarized zone, and the Syrian Observatory published last night, that it monitored a new round of violent fighting between the factions against the regime within the demilitarized zone and its vicinity, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; the violent clashes took place today evening, Saturday the 10th of November 2018, on places in the area stretched from the southern countryside of Aleppo to the eastern countryside of Idlib, within the demilitarized zone and its vicinity, between the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them against Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and the rebel and Islamic factions, amid violent exchange of targeting in the clash areas between the both parties, as a result of an attempt by “infiltrators” to attack positions of the Iranian forces in the southern countryside of Aleppo and positions of the regime forces in the area of Abu Al-Duhur Military Airbase, without information so far about casualties caused by the violent fighting, while the SOHR monitored renewed violations against the Russian – Turkish truce that was put in effect on the 15th of August 2018, where the regime forces targeted by heavy machineguns the outskirts of Jesr Bayt al-Ras town in Sahl Al-Ghab in the north-western countryside of Hama, while the regime forces targeted areas in Al-Rashideen Suburb and Al-Mansurah town west of Aleppo city, the regime forces also shelled areas in Al-Jisat and Al-Sakhr villages in the northern sector of Hama.

The Syrian Observatory monitored today morning, Saturday, the fall of casualties in the ranks of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian nationality; against the backdrop of attacks by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham in northern countryside of Hama, and in the details monitored by the Syrian Observatory: an experienced group known as al-Asa’eb al-Hamraa’ (the red headbands) within Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham led by Egyptian jihadi Abu al-Yaqzan, was able on Friday evening to infiltrate positions of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them and the 5th Legion which was established by Russia in al-Tarabea’ area south of Halfaya town in the northern countryside of Hama within the demilitarized area, and Tahrir al-Sham through its infiltration were able to kill and injure many members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, where at least 8 of them were killed and others were injured, which may raise the death toll, this attack come as another one of the violations carried out by the regime forces and Tahrir al-Sham within the demilitarized area, which was agreed upon after the meeting between the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

While the regime forces carried out ambushes and a similar attack targeting Jaysh Al-Izza, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them carried out ambushes and attacked positions of Jaysh al-Izza faction in the countryside of Hama, killing and wounding tens of them, in addition to the presence of missing members, and in the details monitored activists of the Syrian Observatory: the regime forces attacked a military point of Jaysh al-Izza on the evening of Thursday, the 8th of this month in al-Zallaqiyyat area southwest of al-Lataminah town in the northern countryside of Hama, where the regime forces were able during the surprise attack to take control of site and inflict casualties in the ranks of Jaysh al-Izza the Syrian Observatory had published in the evening, after that the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them set several ambushes for al-Izzat fighters; while they were trying to regain control of the site they lost at night, exploiting the altitude of the point they controlled which is monitoring several other points in the area, and the Syrian Observatory documented during the clashes which lasted until the morning hours of the 9th of November 2018, SOHR documented the death of more than 23 fighters of Jaysh al-Izza during the ambushes and the clashes, including at least one commander among them, also the clashes and ambushes have left tens of members of Jaysh al-Izza between wounded and missing, which may raise the death toll, and this is the highest death toll in the Syrian north since the beginning of 2018.

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