المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

At the end of the 8th day of the fiercest escalation ever…more than 200 airstrikes and hundreds of rocket and artillery shells claims the lives of 16 citizens in the areas of the Russian – Turkish truce

Both countryside of Hama and Idlib is still witnessing heavy aerial and ground bombardment by squadrons of Russian and Syrian warplanes and helicopters, in conjunction with the ground rocket and artillery shelling by the regime forces, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored 2 raids by the Russian warplanes on areas in Farja village in the eastern countryside of Idlib, raising the number of raids carried out by the warplanes of the Russian “guarantor” to 73 since yesterday after the midnight, they are: 7 on the vicinity and outskirts of Maarrat al-Nu’man, 4 on Kansafra, 4 raids on Ma’aret Hurmah, 4 on Shir Mghar, 3 on each of the outskirts Maarzita, Kafr Nubl, al-Lataminah, and al-Tamanah, and 2 raids on each of Marj al-Zohour, Deir Senbol, al-Nabi Ayoub area, vicinity of Rakaya area, Sheikh Mustafa, Karsaa, Kafrsajna, the vicinity of Ariha, the vicinity of Belyon, Ras al-Ayn, outskirts of Ihsim, KafrMus, al-Siha, Kanisat Nahla, Tal-A’awar, the vicinity of Jisr al-Shughur, Hersh al-Qassabiyyeh, and one raid on each of al-Raffah, Sukayk, Al-Khwaiyn and al-Brisa.

While it rose to 81, the number of barrel bombs dropped by the helicopters since morning, they are 11 on Kansafra, 19 on Al-Hbit, 6 on Tremla, 5 on Al-Ftirah, 5 on al-Naqir, 5 on Abdeen, 3 barrels on each of Kafrsajna, Hasanah, al-Sakhr, Kafruma and Ma’aret Hurmah, and 2 barrels on each of Sheikh Mustafa, KafrMus, Hurtah, Al-Huways and Hawija, which resulted in the killing of a citizen in Al-Hbit and a citizen woman in Kansafra.

Also it rose to 38, the number of airstrikes carried out by regime’s warplanes since morning, they are 15 on Ma’aret Hurmah, Kansafra, Tremla and Ihsim, and 6 on Jam’eyyat al-Kahraba’a, Kafrnaha, Zahrat al-Mada’en, and al-Zerba in Aleppo countryside, 5 on Sheikh Mustafa, 4 on Kafrsajna, 4 on Martmater, and two raids on each of Al-Hbit, Abdeen and the outskirts of al-Bara, they were coincided with opening fire of heavy machineguns by warplanes on areas in the vicinity of Saraqeb town and Al-Wasame’ village in the eastern countryside of Idlib, while clashes took place in Kabana area at Jabal al-Akrad in the northern countryside of Latakia, between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, in an attempt by the first to advance at the expense of the second, where it was accompanied by exchange of shelling and targeting, which caused casualties and injuries in the ranks of the attackers.

While it rose to 470, the number of rocket and artillery shells on areas in the north-eastern countryside of Latakia to Jabal Al-Zawiya and both southern and south western countryside of Idlib, to both northern and north-western countryside of Hama.

While the Syrian Observatory documented the rise in the umber of casualties to 16, of those who were killed on Tuesday during the 8th day of the most violent escalation in terms of aerial and ground bombardment within the “de-escalation” area, they are: 4 including at least 2 women and one child were killed in raids by regime’s warplanes on Ras al-Ain village in the eastern countryside of Idlib, and a civilian was killed in bombing by the regime’s warplanes on Ma’aret Hurmah town in the southern countryside of Idlib, a man and his wife who were killed in bombardment by Russian on Kafr Zita town in the northern countryside of Hama, a citizen in Kafr Mus in Jabal Shashabo due to the helicopters’ bombardment on the village, and a woman was killed in rocket shelling by the regime forces on al-Zakat village north of Hama, a citizen woman in helicopters’ bombardment by barrel bombs on areas in Kansafra town, and a citizen in the helicopters’ bombardment on areas in the outskirts of Al-Hbit, and a citizen was killed in the Russian aerial bombardment on Dier Senbol, a citizen was killed in shelling by the Russian warplanes on Marj al-Zohour in the western countryside of Jisr al-Shughur, also killed two citizens in bombardment by regime’s warplanes on Martmater, another citizen was killed in targeting by regime’s warplane for the outskirts of al-bara, the Observatory also documented the death of 12 fighters, among them 8 fighters were killed in mine explosion after midnight of yesterday during clashes in al-Bana area and Tal Othman north of Hama, and 3 others who were killed in clashes against the regime forces in the area of Tallat Abu Ass’ad in the north-eastern countryside of Latakia, and a fighter in clashes against the regime forces in the northern countryside of Hama, in addition to the death of 14 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them including 9 members who were killed in clashes against the National Liberation Front in the area of Tallat Abu Ass’ad in the north-eastern countryside of Latakia, and 4 other members who were killed in clashes against Tahrir al-Sham in Kabana area in Jabal al-Akrad.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 186, 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: 83 civilians including 12 children and 24 citizen women, where 29 of them including 5 female children and 8 women, another woman and two of her children, were killed in Russian aerial bombardment on the countryside of Idlib and Hama, and 17 including 6 women and a child girl were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 24 including 5 women, 4 children, and a member of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 12 people including 4 women were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and a civilian was killed in shelling by the factions of al-Suqaylabiyah, while at least 54 of the jihadi groups were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s shelling, in addition to the killing of 49 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 338 persons in the period since the morning of the 20th of April 2019, until the 7th of May 2019, they are 132 civilians including 25 children and 33 women, were killed in the Russian air bombardment and regime forces’ shelling on areas in Aleppo, Hama, Latakia, and Idlib, including 5 civilians casualties were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions on Aleppo city, al-Hadir town south of Aleppo, al-Khandeq village, and al-Suqaylabiyah town in Hama countryside, 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 72 of the jihadi groups and the factions were killed in attacks and clashes against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and 115 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 7th of May 2019, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 714 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 370 civilians including 95 children under the age of eighteen and 91 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 29 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 140 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 81 fighters of the “jihadis” and 204 of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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