المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

About 20 were killed in the continuous clashes since the morning north of Hama accompanied by intense aerial and ground shelling, and regime’s warplanes and shells of its forces kill 4 civilians in Idlib countryside

It rose to 79, the number of airstrikes carried out by regime’s warplanes (Sukhoi and Mig) on places in the countryside of Idlib and Hama since this morning, they are: 39 on Kafr Nabudah, 14 on al-Hbit, 13 on Kabana in Jabal al-Akrad, 6 on Khan Shaykhun, 4 on Shannan in Jabal al-Zawiyah, 2 on Abdeen, and one on al-Naqir, which killed a child and an elderly woman in Shannan, while it rose to 49, the number barrel bombs dropped by helicopters since the morning, they are 22 on Kafr Nabudah, 11 on al-Hbit town, 9 on Kabana area in Jabal al-Akrad, 4 on the outskirts of al-Tamanah Town, and 3 on Khan Shaykhun.

In the same context, it rose to 90 at least, the number of shells and missiles launched by the regime forces on places in Khan Shaykhun city since this morning, which  killed a person and wounded others, also a person was killed in shelling by the regime forces on places in Haraki village in the eastern countryside of Maarrat al-Nu’man, amid ground shelling by rocket shells targeted places in al-Serj, Karsanta, and al-Sarman in Maarrat al-Nu’man countryside, while the clashes continue between the factions and Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, in areas at the northern countryside of Hama, in an attempt by both parties to achieve advancement at the expense of the other, accompanied by exchanges of shelling and targeting, and the Syrian Observatory documented casualties due to the battles, bombings, aerial and ground shelling on the areas of Kafr Nabudah and al-Sakhr north of Hama, where at least 6 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them were killed, and 13 of the jihadi factions and groups were killed during the shelling and the clashes, including a suicide bomber who blew himself up with a booby-trapped vehicle.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 211, 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: 89 civilians including 13 children and 26 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 19 including 7 women and a child girl were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 26 including 6 women, 5 children, and a member of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 14 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 67 of the jihadi groups were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s shelling, in addition to the killing of 55 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 18th day, to 363 persons in the period since the morning of the 20th of April 2019, until the 8th of May 2019, they are 138 civilians including 26 children and 35 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 85 of the jihadi groups and the factions were killed in attacks and clashes against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and 121 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 8th of May 2019, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 739 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 376 civilians including 96 children under the age of eighteen and 93 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 153 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 90 fighters of the “jihadis” and 210 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 969 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 457 civilians including 128 children and 105 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 32 people including 6 children and 5 women, were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 220 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 105 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 292 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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