المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Regime’s Helicopters target by about 55 barrel bombs the truce areas of the Russians and the Turks since this morning causing more casualties and injuries

The southern sectors of Idlib countryside and the northern, western, and northwestern sectors of Hama are witnessing a continuous flight of squadrons of warplanes and helicopters, in conjunction with the continued intensive targeting on the 3rd day of the most violent escalation since the start of Putin – Erdogan agreement, where the helicopters dropped more than 54 barrel bombs since this morning, and they are: 7 on Kafrenbudeh, 6 on al-Hbit, 6 on Bsaqla and its outskirts, 6 on Abdita, 5 on Tremla and its surroundings, 4 on Kafr Owaid and its outskirts, 4 on al-Qassabiyyeh, 4 on Ihsim, and 2 barrels on each of Kura, Baarbu, Mughr al-Hamam, Iblin, and the surroundings of Sheikh Mustafa and the northern and southern outskirts of Hass, and the Syrian Observatory documented the death of a civilian and the injury of others as a result of barrel bombs that were dropped on Bsaqla, and in the same context, regime’s warplanes targeting with heavy machine guns places in Tal Hawash in the countryside of Hama, and al-Hbit and Abdeen south of Idlib, while the regime forces launched rocket shells targeting areas in al-Hwaiz at Sahl al-Ghab, and al-Mshirfah in the eastern countryside of Idlib, while the Syrian Observatory monitored exchange of targeting with heavy machineguns between the regime forces and the National Liberation Front in Mughr al-Mir area in Hama countryside after midnight of yesterday, but no information about casualties until the moment.

And with the fall of more casualties, the death toll rises in the heaviest continuous escalation on its 12th day, to 182 persons in the period since the morning of the 20th of April 2019, until the 2nd of May 2019, they are 65 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 549 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 302 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 778 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 382 civilians including 117 children and 85 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.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published this morning that 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 Hass in the countryside of Maarrat al-Nu’man city.

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