المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

About 10 areas witness intensive ground shelling by the regime forces for Hama and Idlib countryside breaking the Russian – Turkish truce and both presidents’ agreement

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored shelling by the regime forces today morning, targeted places in areas of Sukayk, Khwyn, and places in Tamanah town in the southern and southeastern countryside of Idlib, and the regime forces targeted with tens of rocket shells on Friday evening and after midnight of yesterday, where the shelling targeted al-Lataminah, Lahaya, M’aarkbeh and al-Sakhr in the northern sector of Hama countryside, Hwaiz, and other places in Sahl al-Ghab at the northwestern countryside of Hama, and the abandoned battalion in the eastern countryside of Idlib, and al-Khwyn and al-Zarzour on the outskirts in the southeastern countryside of Idlib, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored renewed shelling by the regime forces, where they targeted the areas of the Russian – Turkish truce and the areas of the implementation of Putin – Erdogan agreement, where the regime forces targeted areas in Hasraya village in the northern countryside of Hama, and places in Saraqeb town in the eastern countryside of Idlib, the regime forces also targeted areas in the southern countryside of Aleppo, and the SOHR has documented since the 15th of February 2019, the death of 44 citizens including 18 children and 13 women, who have been killed in the violent shelling on both Hama and Idlib countryside, the violent shelling also resulted in the death of 5 members of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham north of Hama, while 2 fighters of Jaysh Al-Izza were also killed, raising to 289 at least, the number of people who were killed since Erdogan – Putin agreement, 123 civilians including 49 children and 23 women, were killed in shelling by the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them, among them 5 were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 74 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 14 of the “Jihadi” fighters and 23 fighters of Jaysh al-Izza, who were killed in ambushes and clashes including a commander at least, they were killed in ambushes and attack by the regime forces in the northern countryside of Hama, and 82 members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 19th of February 2019, that the areas of the escalation within the demilitarized zone, witnessed a massive wave of displacement, particularly in both northern and western countryside of Hama and both southern and south-eastern countryside of Idlib, where the Syrian Observatory confirmed that 90% of the population of Qal’aat al-Madiq town and villages of Sahl al-Ghab in the western countryside of Hama province, left their towns and villages due to the intensity of shelling they have been subjected to, since the 14th of February 2019, the SOHR also documented the displacement of hundreds of families of Kafr Zita and Al-Lataminah towns in the northern countryside of Hama, in addition to the cities of Khan Shaykhun, Al-Tah and Al-Taman’aa in the southern countryside of Idlib province, where the total number reached about 2000 families, from all the areas of both northern and western countryside of Hama and both southern and south-eastern countryside of Idlib, all of these families were displaced between the 14th and 19th of February 2019, due to the escalation by the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, of heavy ground shelling that is still continuing, along with the continuation of the waves of displacement and the fall of casualties and injuries among the citizens, where via the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, some of locals in Jabal Shashabo area in the western countryside of Hama have sent a call for help to stop the dangerous escalation on their villages and towns, and they borne the Turkish side the responsibility to stop the shelling considering that it is the guarantor of the de-escalation area.

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