المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The temporary truce completely collapses by hundreds of air and ground strikes accompanied by violent clashes within the “de-escalation” area, and 10 casualties -mostly women and children- are the death toll of the Russian massacre in Kafr Nubl

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the return of intense and violent escalation to the “Putin – Erdogan” demilitarized area, through aerial and ground bombardment and shelling by tens of strikes in addition to the outbreak of violent clashes, thus, declaring the complete collapse of the temporary Russian – Turkish truce, where violent clashes have been taking place since Monday morning, the 20th of May 2019, between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against the jihadi groups and other factions, in places at al-Masasneh and Hamamiyyat areas in the northern sector of Hama countryside, after an attack carried out by the Jihadi factions and groups in the area, accompanied by intense exchange of shelling and targeting between both parties, amid confirmed information about casualties, and in the same context, the Russian warplanes carried out raids on Sfuhen village and the vicinity of Flifel village in the southern countryside of Idlib this morning, also regime’s warplanes targeted on Monday morning by heavy machine guns and missiles areas in Kafr Zita, its vicinity, and other areas in northern countryside of Hama, while the regime forces targeted by more than 200 shells and missile areas in Jabal Shashabo in Hama countryside since dawn of today, Monday, where the heaviest shelling was focused on Shahranaz village, also the regime forces heavily shelled with tens of shells and missiles dawn and morning of today places in Kafr Zita, Zakat, al-Arba’in, and Hasraya north of Hama, and other places in al-Hbit in the southern countryside of Idlib, also the helicopters dropped barrel bombs on al-Hbit.

Also it rose to 10 including 5 children and 4 citizen women at least, the number of people who were killed in the massacre carried out by the Russian warplanes which targeted areas in Kafr Nubl city and its surrounding in Idlib countryside, raising to 16 people including 6 children and 4 citizen women, the number of people who were killed in the ground and aerial bombardment that targeted the Russian – Turkish truce areas, and they are: 10 citizens including 5 children and 4 women were killed in bombing by Russian warplanes on areas in Kafr Nubl town, 3 brothers were  killed in shelled by the regime forces on areas at Khan Shaykhun city in the southern countryside of Idlib, a woman and her child were killed in shelling by the regime forces on areas in the towns of Qastoun and Zayzoun in Sahl al-Ghab, and a citizen was killed in rocket shelling by the regime forces targeted areas in al-Hbit town in the southern countryside of Idlib.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 499, 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: 180 civilians including 38 children and 41 citizen women, and they are 44 including 13 children and 12 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 35 people including 6 women and 2 children 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 652 people in the period since the morning of the 20th of April 2019, until the 19th of May 2019, they are 230 civilians including 51 children and 52 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 20th of May 2019, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 1028 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 468 civilians including 121 children under the age of eighteen and 110 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 1258 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 549 civilians including 153 children and 122 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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