المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Despite the patrols of the Turkish forces, clashes, shelling, and violations get back to Putin – Erdogan agreement areas and areas of the Russian – Turkish truce

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the return of clashes, shelling, and violations to areas of Putin – Erdogan agreement and areas of the Russian – Turkish truce, despite the fact that Turkish forces are running patrols within the eastern countryside of Idlib and prepare to run them in other areas, where the Syrian Observatory monitored exchange of targeting by machine guns between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel, Islamic, and “jihadi” factions, in areas of Sirmaniyah and Kabani in the triangle of Latakia – Sahl al-Ghab – West of Jisr al-Shughur, while the clashes by heavy and medium machineguns between both parties were accompanied by shelling by the regime forces, targeted places in Samadaniyah area and other places in Bidama area in the western countryside of Jisr al-Shughur city, but no information about casualties, and these violations come after the calm that prevailed the area, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights recorded a video showing the Turkish Forces accompanied by groups of fighters and commanders of al-Sham Corps, in the truce areas and areas of presence of the faction which is close to the Turkish authorities, where the Syrian Observatory monitored a convoy of Turkish Forces in Saraqib area and Tal al-Tokan area, and it spread in areas in the vicinity of the observation posts, in proceedings for the first day after the big escalation which aim to get the international highway of Aleppo – Damascus back to business, following a Russian – Turkish consensus to activate the working on the road under Turkish supervision, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago that calm prevails areas of the Russian – Turkish truce in the 4 provinces and the demilitarized areas of Putin–Erdogan, with the exception of targeting by the regime forces for sites in Shaylout and Muhradah in the western and northwest countryside, and this cautious calm comes in conjunction with the flight of 3 Russian warplanes over the area, with anticipation for running patrols by the Turkish forces operating within the demilitarized areas after the escalation that took place in the past days, and the Syrian Observatory for Human rights published hours ago that Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of Turkish preparations in the countryside of Idlib and its surroundings, within areas of Putin – Erdogan agreement, which is extending from the northeastern mountains of Latakia through Hama and Idlib to the northwestern suburbs of Aleppo city, and intersected sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that a Turkish – Russian agreement was reached to start Turkish movements to reopen the international highway of Aleppo – Damascus, and work on it under a Turkish supervision within the areas in which the Turkish forces can deploy, and the Russian – Turkish consensus took place after the tripartite meeting on the 14th of February 2019, between the Presidents of Turkey, Russia, and Iran, and the Syrian Observatory published this morning that Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from several reliable sources that the Turkish forces stationed on Syrian territory within their observation posts deployed in Aleppo, Hama, Idlib and the foothills of Latakia Mountains; are preparing to conduct patrols within areas of Putin – Erdogan agreement, which witnessed dramatic increased in violations since the 15th of February 2019, after the tripartite meeting between the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the Russian President Vladimir Putin, and reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that vehicles of the Turkish forces have been deployed as a test in points near Jarjanaz and in the southern countryside of Aleppo near the international highway, while it is expected for the patrols to start in the coming hours officially by the Turkish forces, who are located in observation posts in the area, after the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented that it rose to 380, the number of people who were killed since Erdogan – Putin agreement, 161 civilians including 60 children and 31 women, were killed in shelling by the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them, among them 7 citizens including 2 children, who were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 94 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 125 members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published hours ago that 3 consecutive weeks of escalation in the 4 provinces by the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and with the help of warplanes, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored successive and daily violations since the 15th  of February 2019, targeted areas in the provinces of Idlib, Hama, Aleppo, and Latakia by the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them and warplanes, in addition to targeting by the rebel and Islamic factions and the “jihadi” factions operating in the area, and the shelling targeted areas of the Russian – Turkish truce including Putin – Erdogan agreement area, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored this intense shelling and escalation -which targeted Khan Shaykhun mainly- causing a large displacement, where the Syrian Observatory monitored during the last 3 weeks the displacement of more than 100000 civilians from the countryside of Hama, Idlib, and the south of Aleppo, among them there are tens of thousands of people who have displaced from Khan Shaykhun city, where focusing the shelling on neighborhoods of the city successively by the regime forces and warplanes; led to an almost complete displacement in the city, where some families remained in addition to young people who remained in their homes to guard them.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the people heading to the northern countryside of Idlib, and many of them arrived to the Syrian north camps, such as Atma border camps in the northern countryside of Idlib, and the Syrian Observatory also monitored the displacement of a large portion of the people from al-Tamanah and al-Tah, in addition to the displacement of more than 20000 people from Qal’aat al-Madiq town, which is located on the administrative border between Hama and Idlib, also the displaced people headed from the town towards the villages and towns of the southern and northern countryside of Idlib, to get away of the shelling, while a very small number of people remained in the town whose financial situation prevented them from displacing, also several villages of Sahl al-Ghab area at the western countryside of Hama witnessed displacement in the villages of al-Hawash, Hwaiz, Sharia al-Ankawi, al-Hamra, Bab al-Taqa, al-Amiqah and other villages, where many families displaced to Jabal Shashabo area, and tens of displaced families took the Turkish point area in Shir Mghar area as a place for their temporal stay, and the northern countryside of Hama province has also witnessed a new displacement of large number of people, where almost one person remained in each house, while people of the northern countryside of Hama displaced towards areas of the Syrian north due to heavy shelling.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented since the 15th of February 2019 until today, the 7th of March 2019 the death of 140 civilians and fighters since the start of the escalation,  where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented 140 people they are 96 civilians including 24 children and 15 women, were killed in shelling by the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them, among them 4 citizens including a child, who were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 27 of the “Jihadi” fighters and other fighters of the factions operating in the area, and 44 members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them, the shelling also caused tens of injuries, while the continued heavy shelling by regime forces of the villages, towns, cities, and areas of the Russian – Turkish truce and Putin – Erdogan agreement in the provinces of Hama, Aleppo, Idlib, and Latakia caused the disruption of several aspects of the daily lives of civilians, from the closure of schools and the almost complete stop of the commercial market within this region, also this large displacement movement coincided with harsh winter season and difficulties that faced the civilians in managing their lives, while the population appealed to the international community, guarantor countries, and the international organizations to move, and to stop the escalation of which the civilians are paying the price.

Pictures by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights show the Turkish vehicles, while roaming within areas of Putin – Erdogan agreement in the 4 provinces, where the Russian – Turkish truce is underway, accompanied by forces of the factions close to Turkey

https://www.facebook.com/syriahroe/posts/1883991408375855

Video by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights shows a convoy of Turkish forces roaming the international highway in Saraqib and Tal al-Tokan areas at the eastern countryside of Idlib province

https://www.facebook.com/syriahroe/posts/1883993778375618

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