المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

In a week of escalation: about 130 people were killed in the dilapidated truce areas and the “demilitarized” area, the Russian guarantor participates in murders in coordination with the Turkish guarantor which is only watching

Areas of the agreement between the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin are witnessing significant escalation of shelling, targeting, and murder, especially recently, the areas are supposed to be “de-escalation areas”, but what is happening on the ground in Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, and Idlib is quite the opposite, where these areas became an escalation areas, and the Russian guarantor is taking part in this escalation through the participation of its warplanes in the bombings -along with the ground shelling of the regime forces- in coordination with the Turkish side, while the Turkish guarantor in turn plays the role of watcher and only run meaningless patrols within its 12 points in the Syrian north on a daily basis, while the regime forces and the jihadi groups continue to try to drag the area towards a crushing war in the light of the presence of more than 4 million civilians there, and they do that through the escalation bay both parties, especially during the last week, where the Jihadi groups carried out several attacks and infiltration operations in Hama, Latakia, and Aleppo, as well as targeting Hmeimim military base in the Syrian coast, not only that but they also caused a massacre after the explosion of a truck loaded with high explosive materials in Jisr al-Shughur city, and on the other side, the regime forces are escalating their shelling by hundreds of rocket and artillery shells, targeting the entire areas of the Russian – Turkish truce, also Sahl al-Ghab and Jabal Shashabo in Hama countryside have had the main part in the shelling, in addition to the southern, eastern, and southern and southeastern sectors of Idlib, which caused tens of casualties and injuries.

The Syrian Observatory documented heavy casualties within a week of escalating attacks, aerial bombardment, and explosions, where the Syrian Observatory documented in the period starting from the morning of the 20th of April 2019, the killing of 128 people in areas of the Russian – Turkish truce and the ” Putin – Erdogan” demilitarized area, they are 37 civilians including 9 children and 9 women, were killed in the Russian air bombardment and regime forces’ shelling on areas in Aleppo, Hama, Latakia, and Idlib, including a civilian casualty was killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions on Aleppo city, and 18 people were killed in the explosion of a truck loaded with high-explosive materials owned by the jihadi groups in Jisr al-Shughur city west of Idlib, and 20 of the jihadi groups were killed in attacks and clashes against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and 53 of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them were killed in attacks by the jihadi groups on several areas of the demilitarized area.

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