المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

65 were killed in 15 hours of the heaviest clashes accompanied by hundreds of air and ground strikes, and the Jihadi groups advance in Kafr Nabudah and capture a colonel of the regime forces

The most violent escalation ever continues within the “de-escalation” area, where it returned yesterday afternoon after a military operation started by the jihadi groups and other factions in Hama countryside, where the clashes continue at a violent pace within Kafr Nabudah area in the northern sector of Hama countryside, between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and other factions operating in the area, and the Syrian Observatory monitored the factions advancing in the town and imposing near-complete control over it; against the backdrop of the violent attack accompanied by intense shelling by shells and missiles, which was started yesterday by a suicide booby-trapped car, and the Syrian Observatory also learned that Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham was able to capture a colonel in Kafr Nabudah, while the Syrian Observatory monitored intensive aerial and ground bombardment and shelling since midnight Tuesday – Wednesday and until the moment, where the helicopters dropped 4 barrel bombs on al-Hbit, 4 on Kabani in Jabal al-Akrad, 3 on al-Ankawi, 3 on Hawijah, and 2 on Abdeen, also the Russian warplanes carried out raids on area in Kabani in Jabal al-Akrad in the northern countryside of Latakia.

Regime’s warplanes also carried out intensive raids since the midnight of yesterday until now, where they targeted places in Kafrsajna, al-Hbit, Khan Shaykhun and its outskirts, Ma’aret Hurmah, Mughr al-Hamam, Ariha, and the outskirts of Kafruma, amid hundreds of ground strikes targeted the clash areas and other nearby areas, in addition to other areas in Jabal al-Akrad, Sahl al-Ghab, Jabal Shashabo, the southern countryside of Idlib, and the northern countryside of Hama, and the Syrian Observatory documented the increase of casualties against the backdrop of the continuous military operations in the area, where it rose to 29, the number of members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them who were killed during clashes against Jihadi factions and groups in the northwestern countryside of Hama, 5 of whom were killed in the explosion of a booby-trapped car in Kafr Nabudah town, also it rose to 23, the number of fighters of the factions and the Jihadis whop were killed during the same clashes, including the fighter who blew himself up with a booby-trapped car in Kafr Nabudah.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 582, 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: 193 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 67 including 12 women, 12 children, and a member of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 36 people including 6 women and 3 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 199 of the jihadi groups were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s shelling, in addition to the killing of 190 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 32nd day, to 735 people in the period since the morning of the 20th of April 2019, until the 22nd of May 2019, they are 243 civilians including 52 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 217 of the jihadi groups and the factions were killed in attacks and clashes against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and 256 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 22nd of May 2019, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 1111 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 481 civilians including 122 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 285 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 177 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 345 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 1340 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 561 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 352 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 191 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 427 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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