For the first time since the beginning of the most violent escalation ever, Sukhoi warplanes begin bombing with 35 airstrikes loaded with high-explosive missiles targeting the countryside of Hama and Idlib
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the participation of regime’s Sukhoi 22 and Sukhoi 24 warplanes in the aerial bombardments, as part of the heaviest escalation since the start of Putin – Erdogan agreement, where the warplanes took off from Shayrat Airbase in Homs countryside and the T4 Airbase, targeting for the first time since the escalation began on areas of Hama and Idlib countryside, where they carried out 33 airstrikes since the afternoon of today, and they are: 6 raids carried out with a high-explosive missiles against places in Hawash village in Sahl al-Ghab, 6 raids on al-Hwaiz, and at least 3 raids each loaded with 2 missile targeted each of Hersh Kafrnebbul, outskirts of Kansafra, Maarzita, outskirts of al-Bara, outskirts of Ihsim, al-Ftirah, and Hasanah, while it rose to 56, the number of raids carried out by Russian warplanes since this morning on the countryside of Hama, Idlib, and Aleppo, they are: at least 6 raids targeted places on the outskirts and vicinity of Saraqib town east of Idlib at the international highway of Aleppo – Latakia, and 9 raids on the outskirts of Hass town, 3 raids on al-Amiqah in Sahl al-Ghab, 3 on Kafrenbudeh, 6 on al-Rakaya, 3 on the outskirts of Kansafra, and 2 on each of al-Janudiyyeh, Tal al-Nar south of Kafr Sajna, Kafr Owaid, Arnabah, and Mahmbel, Tal al-Nabi Ayoub area, Karsaa, Hersh Kafrnebbul, outskirts of Hazarin, and al-Lajj in addition to Khan al-Asal and Kafrnaha in the western countryside of Aleppo.
While it rose to 57, the number of barrel bombs dropped by helicopters on serval areas of the countryside of Hama and Idlib since the morning, they are 7 on the outskirts of Ihsim, 7 on Tremla, 6 on Deir Senbol, 5 on Om al-Sir, 4 on Abdita, 4 on Sheikh Mustafa, 3 on each of Sfohen Bsames, Karsaa, outskirts of Kafr Owaid, the vicinity of Kansafra, Qassabiyyeh, Maarzita, and Hass, also the continuous air and ground strikes left more casualties, where it rose to 6, the number of people who were killed in the shelling today on the countryside of Hama and Idlib, they are 2 girls were killed in Russian shelling at Mahmbel, a woman was killed in bombardment by the helicopters on Sfohen, a man and a woman were killed in shelling by the regime forces on al-Hbit south of Idlib, and a woman was killed in the ground shelling that targeted Tawba village north of Hama.
And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 69, the number of people who were killed since the 30th of April 2019, the date of start of the most violent escalation in terms of aerial and ground bombardment, shelling, and targeting since Putin-Erdogan agreement, and they are: 41 civilians including 4 children and 12 citizen women, where 12 of them including 2 children and 3 women, another woman and two of her children, were killed in Russian aerial bombardment on the countryside of Idlib and Hama, and 15 including 5 women and a child girl were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 4 woman were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 10 people including 3 women were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, while at least 13 of the jihadi groups were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s shelling, in addition to the killing of 12 members of the regime forces in targeting and shelling by jihadi groups and factions.
And with the fall of more casualties, the death toll rises in the heaviest continuous escalation on its 14th day, to 223 persons in the period since the morning of the 20th of April 2019, until the 3rd of May 2019, they are 90 civilians including 17 children and 22 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 33 of the jihadi groups were killed in attacks and clashes against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and 3 of the factions were killed during clashes against the regime force, and 78 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 598 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 327 civilians including 88 children under the age of eighteen and 78 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 104 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 67 fighters of the “jihadis” and 167 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 828 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 408 civilians including 120 children and 92 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 171 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 81 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 249 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.