المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

About 25 were killed in the violent clashes of today at Hama countryside, and the regime forces advance again and raise the number of areas they controlled to 9

Areas in Jabal Shashabo and Sahl al-Ghab within the northwestern countryside of Hama are witnessing violent clashes since the first hours of the morning, between Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and factions against the regime forces supported by gunmen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the regime forces managed to advance once more and regain control of Bab al-Taqa village in Sahl al-Ghab, after they were able a few hours ago to restore al-Sharia and control al-Mestriha in Jabal Shashabo, rising to 9, the number of areas controlled by the regime forces since a few days until now, and they are: Qal’aat al-Madiq, al-Karakat, Twyna, Kafr Nabudah, al-Bana, Tal Osman, al-Mestriha, al-Sharia, and Bab al-Taqa, while the clashes continue at a violent pace in al-Karakat after attacks by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and the factions on the area, coincided with continuous and exchange of shelling between both parties, where the Syrian Observatory documented casualties in the shelling and clashes taking place since this morning, where at least 14 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities were killed, and 9 of the factions and Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham were also killed during the same clashes, also the Syrian Observatory documented the death of a civilian as a result of rocket shelling carried out by the regime forces on Kafr Hamra on the northwestern outskirts of Aleppo, and a women died affected by injuries she had in rocket shelling by the regime forces on Kafr Nubl town about 15 days ago.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 289, 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: 108 civilians including 16 children and 29 citizen women, and they are 33 including 7 female children and 9 women, another woman and two of her children, were killed in Russian aerial bombardment on the countryside of Idlib and Hama, and 22 including 7 women and a child girl were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 33 including 7 women, 5 children, and a member of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 19 people including 5 women and a child 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 95 of the jihadi groups were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s shelling, in addition to the killing of 86 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 21st day, to 442 people in the period since the morning of the 20th of April 2019, until the 11th of May 2019, they are 158 civilians including 29 children and 39 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 113 of the jihadi groups and the factions were killed in attacks and clashes against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and 152 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 11th of May 2019, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 818 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 396 civilians including 99 children under the age of eighteen and 97 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 181 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 114 fighters of the “jihadis” and 241 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 1048 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 477 civilians including 131 children and 109 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 248 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 129 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 323 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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