After more than 700 air and ground strikes on Wednesday, the “de-escalation” area witnesses decline in air and ground bombardment amid continuous flight of reconnaissance drones
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the decline of air and ground shelling within “de-escalation” area, after hundreds of air and ground strikes during the 30th day of the heaviest escalation, where regime’s warplanes carried out several raids on Hasanah, Qassabiyyeh, Abdeen, and Kansafra, also the helicopter dropped barrel bombs on Ihsim and al-Hbit, while it rose to 80, the number of raids carried out by regime’s warplanes on the de-escalation area since this morning on Ariha, al-Sheikh Mostafa, Khan Shaykhun, Kansafra, Sfuhen, Abdeen, Sarja, Karsa’a, Maar Zita, outskirts of Msibin, Qminas, Arinbeh, the vicinity of al-Tarnabeh, al-Naqir, Kafr Sajna, Ma’aret Hurmah , and al-Rakaya in the southern countryside of Idlib, also the Russian warplanes carried out raids on areas in Khan Shaykhun city, Kafr Sajna, Ma’aret Hurmah, and al-Rakaya in the southern countryside of Idlib, also the helicopters dropped more than 49 barrel bombs since after midnight of yesterday, targeting al-Hbit, al-Bara, Abdeen, Naqir, the outskirts of Arinbeh, the vicinity of Maaret Hurmah, and the outskirts of Kafr Zita in the countryside of Idlib and Hama, also the Russian warplanes carried out 15 air raids targeting Khan Shaykhun, Kafrsajna, and the outskirts of al-Hbit in th southern countryside of Idlib, while it rose to 565, the number of shells and missiles launched by the regime forces targeting several areas in the northern and northwestern countryside of Hama, mountains of the coast, the southern sector of Idlib countryside, in addition to the southern and western countryside of Aleppo since after midnight until the moment.
While the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented that it rose to 18, the number of people who were killed in the aerial and ground bombardment on Idlib and Hama countryside, and they are: 7 including 3 citizen women were killed in shelling by regime’s warplanes on Sarjah village in Idlib countryside, 3 people of one family (a man and 2 of his children) were kill and others were injured of the same family in the fall of barrel bombs on al-Bara town after midnight, and 3 people (2 civilians and a fighter) were killed in bombing by regime’s warplanes on al-Hbit and its outskirts, and 2 citizens were killed in bombardment by warplanes on Msibin, a child died affected by injuries from bombardment of regime’s warplanes on Hazarin town on yesterday, also a woman was killed in shelling by the factions on Qamhana town which is under the control of the regime forces north of Hama, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, in addition to the presence of missing people under the rubble.
And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 925, 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 the 29th of May 2019, and they are: 303 civilians including 72 children and 63 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 36 including 8 women and 4 children were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 155 including 30 women, 39 children, and a member of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 45 people including 5 women and 4 children were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and 22 citizens including 10 children and 3 women were killed in shelling by the factions on al-Suqaylabiyah, while at least 353 of the jihadi groups were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s shelling, in addition to the killing of 269 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 40th day, to 1078 people in the period since the morning of the 20th of April 2019, until the 29th of May 2019, they are 353 civilians including 86 children and 74 women, were killed in the Russian air bombardment and regime forces’ shelling on areas in Aleppo, Hama, Latakia, and Idlib, including 26 civilian casualties including 10 children and 5 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 371 of the jihadi groups and the factions were killed in attacks and clashes against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and 335 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 29th of May 2019, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 1454 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 591 civilians including 156 children under the age of eighteen and 130 women 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 50 people including 16 children under the age of eighteen and 10 citizen women over the age of eighteen, they were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 439 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 276 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 424 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 1683 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 671 civilians including 186 children and 142 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 506 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 291 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 506 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.