Airstrikes renew by the Russian warplanes and the helicopters along with ongoing attack by the regime forces under a cover of aerial and ground firepower within Jabal Al-Akrad
The Russian warplanes renewed their strikes on the “de-escalation” area where they carried out several raids targeting Lahaya village in the northern countryside of Hama, and Midan Ghazal village within Jabal Shashabo, while helicopters dropped 8 barrel bombs on areas in Al-Hbit town south of Idlib, they also dropped other barrel bombs on Al-Sermaniyyeh village in Sahl Al-Ghab, while it rose to 14, the number of barrel bombs dropped by helicopters on Kabanah area in Jabal Al-Akrad since morning, in conjunction with targeting by the regime forces by more than 60 rocket and artillery shells on the same area since morning, amid ongoing violent clashes between the factions and jihadi groups on one hand, against the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them on the other, as a result of continued attack by the latter since morning on Kabanah area in Jabal Al-Akrad in the northern countryside of Latakia, also the regime forces shelled places in Al-Tah town south-east of Idlib, while the factions targeted by shells and missiles, positions of the regime forces in Al-Kirkat in Jabal Shashabo, while it rose to 3, the number of casualties who were killed due to rocket shelling by the regime forces on Shir Mghar village west of Hama where a Turkish observation post is located.
And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 299, 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: 118 civilians including 21 children and 30 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 23 people including 5 women and a child were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and 7 citizens including 5 children and a woman were killed in shelling by the factions on 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 452 people in the period since the morning of the 20th of April 2019, until the 12th of May 2019, they are 168 civilians including 34 children and 40 women, were killed in the Russian air bombardment and regime forces’ shelling on areas in Aleppo, Hama, Latakia, and Idlib, including 11 civilians casualties including 5 children and a citizen woman 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 828 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 406 civilians including 104 children under the age of eighteen and 98 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 35 people including 11 children under the age of eighteen and 6 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 1058 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 487 civilians including 136 children and 110 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 38 people including 11 children and 6 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.