المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The regime forces continue their rocket shelling within the demilitarized zone and target more than 12 towns and villages in the countryside of Aleppo, Hama and Idlib

The regime forces are continuing their ground shelling targeting the demilitarized zone amid their continued violations to the Russian – Turkish truce, where the SOHR monitored today evening, Sunday, heavy and violent rocket shelling by the regime forces on places in Al-Tah, Kafr Zita and Murak in the northern sector of Hama countryside, Bab al-Taqa, Twinah and Qalaat al-Madiq in Sahl al-Ghab in the north-western country of Hama, Khan Shaykhun, Al-Taman’aa and Horsh Abdin in the southern sector of Idlib countryside, in addition to Al-Khwaiyn and the Abandoned Battalion area in both eastern and south-eastern countryside of Idlib, and Al-Huwayr area in the southern countryside of Aleppo, where Khan Shaykhun, and Murak had the largest share of this evening’s shelling, and the SOHR published hours ago, that it monitored more violations which targeted places in the areas of the Russian – Turkish truce, where the shelling targeted areas in the outskirts of Jisr Al-Shughur city in the western countryside of Idlib city, the regime forces also targeted areas in the villages of Al-Khwaiyn and Al-Tah in both southern and south-eastern countryside of Idlib, while places in the areas of Murak, Kafr Zita and the outskirts of Al-Jisat village in the northern countryside of Hama, were shelled by the regime forces by rocket and artillery shells, in conjunction with renewed ground shelling on Khan Shaykhun city in the southern countryside of Idlib province, while areas in the villages and towns of Zayzun, Al-Huwayz, Sharia, Al-Hamra, Jesr Bayt al-Ras and Bab al-Taqa in the north-western of Hama countryside, were also shelled, in addition to the shelling which targeted areas in Qalaat al-Madiq town on the administrative border between Hama and Idlib, while the regime forces shelled areas in Zammar and Jazraya villages in the southern countryside of Aleppo, and the SOHR published hours ago, that only few hours of calm witnessed in Idlib and the areas of the Russian – Turkish truce, this sudden calm which prevailed the area hours after the “suicidal” attack by Ansar al-Tawhid organization on positions of the regime forces, the gunmen loyal to them and their allies in Masasneh area within the demilitarized zone in the northern sector of Hama countryside, was interrupted by heavy shelling by the regime forces monitored by the Syrian observatory for Human Rights, on areas in Khan Shaykhun city which witnessed the displacement of more than 32,000 of its residents and inhabitants since the 9th of February 2019, the date of starting the ground escalation over the city which also coincided with aerial escalation, and the SOHR learned that the regime forces targeted areas in the city by more than 20 shells, causing further destruction and material damage to the property of the citizens, but no information about casualties was reported so far, and the Syrian Observatory have documented the death of 48 citizens including 15 children and 15 women, who have been killed in Khan Shaykhun since the 9th of February 2019, as a result of the shelling and bombardment which targeted the city, including 3 children who were killed in the warplanes’ raids on the city, and the SOHR monitored hours ago, cautious calm prevailing the areas of the truce between the Russians and the Turks in the 4 provinces and of Putin – Erdogan demilitarized zone, where the Syrian Observatory monitored that the ground shelling by both conflicting parties has been stopped since today’s afternoon, Sunday the 3rd of March 2019, amid cautious anticipation for the developments of the situations in the incoming hours, where a state of worry is prevailing of escalating the ground shelling after the heavy ground targeting in the past 2 weeks, since the trio agreement between Russian, Turkey and Iran.

The Syrian Observatory also published hours ago, that the ground targeting renewed within the areas of the Russian – Turkish truce, in conjunction with the escalation in the number of casualties, where the regime forces targeted areas in the towns and villages of Al-Khwaiyn, Al-Taman’aa, Um Jalal and the Abandoned Battalion area in the south-eastern countryside of Idlib, without information about human losses, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of a young man in Saraqeb town in the eastern countryside of Idlib, affected by the injury he had in previous shelling by the regime forces on areas in the town, raising to 358, the number of people who were killed since Erdogan – Putin agreement, 153 civilians including 59 children and 29 women, were killed in shelling by the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them, among them 6 citizens including a child, who were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 84 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 21 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 121 members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them.

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