المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The 27th day of the fiercest escalation starts with more than 425 air and ground strikes within Putin – Erdogan demilitarized zone and the regime forces step up their shelling on Kafr Nabudah north of Hama

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored heavy ground shelling by the regime forces since after the midnight of Saturday – Sunday, within the “de-escalation” zone, where they targeted by more than 380 rocket shells, separated places in both northern and north-western countryside of Hama, the southern countryside of Idlib and Jabal Al-Akrad in the northern countryside of Latakia, while the heaviest shelling was concentrated on Kafr Nabudah town north of Hama which the regime forces are seeking to recover through preliminary heavy aerial and ground firepower accompanied by attempts on the ground which all failed until this moment, in the same context, the helicopters have dropped 39 barrel bombs since midnight targeting both Idlib and Hama countryside, they are: 13 barrel bombs on Kafr Nabudah, 10 on Al-Hbit, 8 on Al-Ftirah and 8 on Qasabiyeh, while the Russian warplanes carried out raids on Al-Hbit town in the southern countryside of Idlib, also the regime’s warplanes bombed areas in the outskirts of Khan Shaykhun city in the southern countryside of Idlib, while the SOHR documented the death of a citizen woman and the injury of others due to the helicopters’ bombardment by barrel bombs on Al-Ftirah in Idlib countryside.

In the same context, the warplanes of the Russian “guarantor” returned to fly over the “de-escalation” zone after about 24 hours of absence from the airspace, where they targeted by several raids, places in Al-Lataminah town north of Hama, and Al-Hbit town south of Idlib, while it rose to 93, the number of raids carried out by regime’s warplanes since Saturday morning, with the he heaviest escalation in the “de-escalation” area, they are: 18 on Kafr Zita, 13 on al-Hbit, 12 on Khan Shaykhun and its outskirts, 4 on al-Bara, 4 on Kansafra and its outskirts, 4 on the western outskirts of Idlib city, 4 on Tremla, and 3 on each of Hish, Kafr Nubl, Kafr Nabudah, Abdeen and Ma’aret Hurmah, and 2 raids on each of Ihsim, Hass, Batenteh, Kafr Owaid, al-Sayyad, Murak, Jbala and Armania, while it rose to 102, the number of barrel bombs dropped by helicopters since after midnight of friday, they are: 41 on al-Hbit, 22 on Kafr Nabudah, 5 on Tal Aas, 5 on Kabani area of Jabal al-Akrad, 4 on Al-Rakaya, 4 on Abdeen, and 2 on each of al-Lataminah, Mdaya, al-Dabiyyeh, al-Qassabiyyeh, and the vicinity of Khan Shaykhun, Arinbeh, Kafr Sejneh, Sheikh Damis, Mughr Al-Hanta and Hass, also it rose to 550, the number of shells and missiles fired by the regime forces since Friday after midnight, on the contact areas in Sahl Al-GHab, Jabal Shashabo, the northern countryside if Hama and the area of Kabana in Jabal Al-Akrad in addition to the southern sector of Idlib countryside, and other areas in the western countryside of Aleppo.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 721, 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 25th of May 2019, and they are: 225 civilians including 46 children and 44 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 28 including 8 women and a child girl were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 91 including 12 women, 19 children, and a member of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 41 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 264 of the jihadi groups were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s shelling, in addition to the killing of 232 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 36th day, to 874 people in the period since the morning of the 20th of April 2019, until the 24th of May 2019, they are 275 civilians including 60 children and 55 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 282 of the jihadi groups and the factions were killed in attacks and clashes against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and 298 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 25th of May 2019, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 1250 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they  are 513 civilians including 130 children under the age of eighteen and 113 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 350 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 209 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 387 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 1479 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 593 civilians including 161 children and 125 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 417 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 219 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 469 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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