More than 900 air and ground strikes in the 25th day of the most violent escalation ever raise the number of civilian casualties to 6 persons in the “de-escalation” zones and the factions attack militiamen loyal to the regime forces north of Aleppo and kill 4 of them
The death toll is continuing to increase against the background of the continued airstrikes by warplanes and helicopters on the areas of the Russian – Turkish truce, where it rose to 6, the number of civilian casualties who were killed today as a result of the continued escalation in its 25th consecutive day within the “de-escalation” zone, they are: a man and his child daughter who were killed in bombardment by regime’s warplanes on areas in Tal Msibin village and its outskirts in Idlib countryside, and a child was killed in shelling by regime’s warplanes on Kafr Nubl town in the southern countryside of Idlib, a man and a child girl in bombardment by warplanes on areas in Hass town in the south-western countryside of Idlib, a child in rocket shelling by the regime forces on areas in the outskirts of Hass town, while the fighters of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham carried out an attack on positions of the regime forces in Maarsatah Al-Khan village in the northern countryside of Aleppo, where violent clashes erupted between the both parties which resulted in the killing of 4 members of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them.
And with regarding to the aerial bombardment, it rose to 84, the number of barrel bombs dropped by helicopters since after midnight of yesterday, and they are: 17 on Khan Shaykhun city and its vicinity, 16 on Kafr Nabudah, 12 on al-Hbit, 10 barrels on Lataminah town north of Hama, 9 on Kabani area, 4 on Jabal Al-Arba’in, 4 on Kafr Zita, 3 on Morek, and 2 barrels on each of Hish, Ma’aret Hurmah, Hass, Kafr Nubl, al-Qassabiyyeh, Zaytunah and Madaya, while it rose to 71, the number of raids carried out by the regime’s warplanes within the “de-escalation” area since this morning, they are: 12 on Kabani area, 10 on Kafr Nabudah, 9 on al-Hbit, 7 on Khan Shaykhun and its vicinity, 5 on Kafr Zita, 4 on Kafr Nubl, 4 on Hass and 3 on each of Tal Msibin and its outskirts, Hish, Sahyan, Taftanaz Airbase, the vicinity of Bzabor in Jabal al-Zawiyah, and 2 raids on each of Sarja, Kafr Zita, Tal al-Sultan, Abdeen, and the international highway in the vicinity of Saraqib, while it rose to 43, the number of raids carried out by the warplanes of the Russian guarantor since after midnight, they are: 12 on Latamneh, 7 on Kafrenbudeh, 7 on al-Hbit, 5 on Al-Amiqah, 4 on al-Ankawi, and 2 raids on each of Qarqour, al-Hwash, Hawija and Kafr Owaid, and about the ground shelling, it rose to more than 835, the number of shells and missiles which targeted separated areas in the northern countryside of Hama, Sahl Al-Ghab and Jabal Shshabo, the southern sector of Idlib countryside, in addition to areas in the coastline in the north-eastern countryside of Latakia.
And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 706, 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, until today, the 24th of May 2019, and they are: 218 civilians including 45 children and 43 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 26 including 7 women and a child girl were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 87 including 12 women, 18 children, and a member of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 40 people including 5 women and 4 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 259 of the jihadi groups were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s shelling, in addition to the killing of 229 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 35th day, to 859 people in the period since the morning of the 20th of April 2019, until the 24th of May 2019, they are 268 civilians including 59 children and 54 women, were killed in the Russian air bombardment and regime forces’ shelling on areas in Aleppo, Hama, Latakia, and Idlib, including 25 civilian 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 277 of the jihadi groups and the factions were killed in attacks and clashes against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and 295 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 24th of May 2019, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 1235 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 506 civilians including 129 children under the age of eighteen and 112 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 345 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 205 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 384 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 1464 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 586 civilians including 160 children and 124 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 412 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 219 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 466 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.