المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The 3rd day of the heaviest escalation begins with more than 20 airstrikes and the Russian warplanes kill a whole family in Jabal al-Zawiyah

Aerial bombardments continue within the areas of the Russian – Turkish truce areas as the most violent escalation enters its 3rd day, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the Russian warplanes carrying out a new series of raids, where they targeted by 4 airstrikes the outskirts of Kansafra town in Jabal al-Zawiyah after midnight yesterday, killing a family of 4 people: a man, his wife, and two of their children, the Russian warplanes also targeted after midnight and dawn of today 5 air raids targeting places in Maaret Herma and the outskirts of Idlib, 2 raids on the outskirts of al-Naqir, and 4 raids on areas in al-Ankawi and Haluba in Sahl al-Ghab, while they carried out 3 raids on the outskirts of al-Bara and Hersh Has in the countryside of Maarrat al-Nu’man city, while the helicopters dropped this morning 4 barrel bombs on Kafr Nabudah and al-Hbit in the countryside of Hama and Idlib, and in the same context, the towns of al-Hbit in in the southern countryside of Idlib and Kafr Nabudah town in the northern countryside of Hama; have been witnessing massive ground shelling by the regime forces with tens of shells and missiles since dawn of today until now.

And with the fall of more casualties, the death toll of casualties rises in the heaviest continuous escalation on its 12th day, to 181 persons in the period since the morning of the 20th of April 2019, until the 2nd of May 2019, they are 64 civilians including 14 children and 16 women, were killed in the Russian air bombardment and regime forces’ shelling on areas in Aleppo, Hama, Latakia, and Idlib, including 4 civilians casualty was killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions on Aleppo city, and 19 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 28 of the jihadi groups were killed in attacks and clashes against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and 70 of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them were killed in attacks by the jihadi groups on several areas of the demilitarized area.

And during the period between the 15th of February 2019 and the 2nd of May 2019, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 548 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 301 civilians including 85 children under the age of eighteen and 73 woman over the age of eighteen, they were killed in the Russian aerial bombardment and the rocket shelling by the regime forces and the factions, and among the death toll of civilians there are 28 people including 6 children under the age of eighteen and 5 citizen women over the age of eighteen, they were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 88 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 54 fighters of the “jihadis” and 159 of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

While the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented since the start of the Russian – Turkish truce the death of 777 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 381 civilians including 117 children and 84 women, were killed in shelling by the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them, targeting, and bombardment by warplanes, and among them there are 31 people including 6 children and 5 women, were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 155 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 68 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 241 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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