The most violent escalation ever completes its first week with about 5200 air and ground strikes, which -together with the battles- killed about 150 people and displaced more than 300 thousand from their areas
The most violent escalation ever has completed its first week within Putin – Erdogan agreement areas in Aleppo, Hama, Latakia and Idlib, since its start on the 30th of April 2019, this escalation was carried out by the “Russian guarantor” through the participation of its warplanes and helicopters in intensive and violent shelling operations, while the “Turkish guarantor” only stays in its observation posts north of Syria, but it did not protect it from the continuous escalation in the area, which witnessed the fall of shells launched by the regime forces on the Turkish point in Shir Mghar west of Hama, which caused casualties in the ranks of the Turkish soldiers, also the medical points had its share from this violent escalation, where the Syrian Observatory documented that 4 hospitals went out of service since the 30th of April 2019, they are: Orient hospital in Kafr Nubl, Nabd al-Hayat Hospital in Hass, the 111 Hospital in Qal’aat al-Madiq, and the al-Maghara Hospital in al-Lataminah town, in addition to 2 Health Centers in the towns of Kafr Nabudah and al-Hbit.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored this week (1403) aerial strike by regime’s warplanes and Russian warplanes on several areas in the countryside of Hama, Aleppo, Latakia, and Idlib, and the airstrikes were concentrated on areas in Sahl al-Ghab, Jabal Shashabo, and the southern sector of Idlib countryside, in addition to the northern sector of Hama countryside, where helicopters played the most prominent role in the shelling by throwing more than (757) barrel bombs during this period, also the Russian warplanes launched (364) airstrikes during this week, while the military regime planes (Sukhoi and MIG) carried out at least (282) airstrike since the beginning of the heaviest escalation until yesterday, Monday, also regarding the ground escalation, the regime forces targeted the “de-escalation area” within 7 days by about (3750) mortar and artillery shells as well as the missiles, targeting tens of towns and villages in the 4 “truce” sectors.
And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented since the 30th of April 2019, until the 6th of May 2019 the death of 69 civilians including 11 children and 20 citizen women, where 25 of them including 5 female children and 7 women, another woman and two of her children, were killed in Russian aerial bombardment on the countryside of Idlib and Hama, and 16 including 6 women and a child girl were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 16 including 3 women, 3 children, and a member of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 11 people including 3 women were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and a citizen was killed in shelling targeted al-Suqaylabiyah town which is controlled by the regime forces in the western countryside of Hama.
while at least 41 of the jihadi groups and the factions were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s shelling, in addition to the killing of 36 members of the regime forces in targeting and shelling by jihadi groups and factions during the same period.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the displacement of about 300 thousand people from areas in Hama and Idlib countryside; within 6 days of the escalation in areas of the “Russian – Turkish” truce, as a result of the intense aerial and ground bombardment and shelling by the Russians and the regime, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: area in Sahl al-Ghab and villages and towns in the northern and northwestern countryside of Hama; the most important of which is Qal’aat al-Madiq and Kafr Nabudah, have witnessed a large displacement of civilians, in addition to the areas of Kansafra, Belyon, Kafr Owaid and the villages of Ihsim Township in Jabal al-Zawiyah, and areas in the southern and eastern countryside of Idlib province, and the displaced people took shelter in the camps adjacent to Iskenderun, and in areas controlled by “Euphrates Shield” and “Olive Branch” operations in the northern countryside of Aleppo.