المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Continuous shelling by the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them targets the Russian – Turkish truce areas in the 2nd day of the undeclared post-escalation truce

The regime forces continue their intensive ground shelling and target the Russian – Turkish truce areas, where the Syrian Observatory monitored targeting by the regime forces of areas in Kafr Zita town and the villages of Tal al-Sakhr and al-Zakat in the northern countryside of Hama, in conjunction with absence of warplanes and helicopters for the sky of the area, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published hours ago that w arplanes and helicopters have been absent for the second consecutive day of flying and bombarding the “de-escalation” areas, where the shelling was confined to ground shelling, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored missile shelling by the regime forces after midnight of yesterday targeted areas on the outskirts of al-Lataminah and Kafr Zita towns and al-Zakat village in the northern countryside of Hama, and other areas in the towns of al-Ziyara and Qastun in Sahl al-Ghab at the northwestern countryside of Hama, and al-Hbit town in southern countryside of Idlib, while the regime forces renewed their shelling on areas in al-Zakat village, also the deserted battalion area in the southeastern countryside of Idlib witnessed this morning artillery shelling by the regime forces, and in the same context, al-Kabina area in the northeastern countryside of Latakia witnessed this morning violent clashes between the jihadi groups and factions against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, in an attempt by the latter to advance and control the area, accompanied by intense shelling by the regime forces on the clash areas.

While the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of a man from Jisr al-Shughur city in the western countryside of Idlib, he died affected by wounds he had in shelling by regime’s warplanes on areas in the city.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 483, 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: 164 civilians including 32 children and 37 citizen women, and they are 34 including 7 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 25 including 7 women and a child girl were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 55 including 12 women, 11 children, and a member of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 29 people including 5 women and a child were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and 21 citizens including 10 children and 3 women were killed in shelling by the factions on al-Suqaylabiyah, while at least 169 of the jihadi groups were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s shelling, in addition to the killing of 150 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 28th day, to 636 people in the period since the morning of the 20th of April 2019, until the 19th of May 2019, they are 214 civilians including 45 children and 48 women, were killed in the Russian air bombardment and regime forces’ shelling on areas in Aleppo, Hama, Latakia, and Idlib, including 25 civilians casualties including 10 children and 4 citizen women 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 187 of the jihadi groups and the factions were killed in attacks and clashes against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and 216 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; the date of the meeting of “Rouhani – Erdogan – Putin” until today, the 19th of May 2019, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 1012 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 452 civilians including 115 children under the age of eighteen and 106 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 49 people including 16 children under the age of eighteen and 9 citizen women over the age of eighteen, they were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 255 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 158 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 305 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 1242 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 533 civilians including 147 children and 118 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 52 people including 16 children and 8 women, were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 322 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 173 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 387 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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