المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Russian airstrikes disturb the relative calm in “Putin – Erdogan” area since hours

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored cautious calm prevails the “de-escalation” area in terms of aerial bombardment, interrupted by a raid by the Russian warplanes on al-Qassabiyyeh area in the southern countryside of Idlib, but other than that, the area in general did not witness any airstrike in the past few hours, the last of which was the one which targeted Kabani area in Jabal al-Akrad in the northern countryside of Latakia, also the ground bombardment declined and confined to shelling between the regime forces, and between the factions and the Jihadis in the contact areas between both parties, while the Syrian Observatory published hours ago that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the helicopters dropping barrel bombs on places in Kabani area in the northern countryside of Latakia, amid renewed airstrikes by Russian warplanes on the same area, also regime’s warplanes carried out raids on KafrMus and the outskirts of Kansafra in Idlib countryside, but no information about casualties, and the Syrian Observatory published this afternoon that r egime’s warplanes carried out new raids on the demilitarized area of “Putin – Erdogan”, where they targeted areas in Sahl Al-Ghab, Jabal Shashabo, Idlib countryside, Aleppo countryside, and Jabal al-Akrad, raising to 45, the number of raids carried out since this morning on Kabani area in Jabal al-Akrad, Kafr Zita, Sfuhen, Ihsim, Tremla, Al-Faqea, Karsa’a, Kafr Owaid, Al-Hbit, outskirts of Ariha, Jabal Al-Arba’in, Sheikh Mustafa, Kansafra, Flifel, al-Ankawi, ICARDA, al-Atarib, and the outskirts of Barqoum, where the Syrian Observatory documented the death of a woman in bombardment by warplanes on Flifel, and in the same context, the factions targeted sites of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them by shells and missiles in Qal’aat al-Madiq and other areas in Hama countryside, but no information about casualties until now.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 985, 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 1st of June 2019, and they are: 317 civilians including 77 children and 70 citizen women, and they are 45 including 15 children and 16 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 165 including 36 women, 44 children, and a member of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 49 people including 6 women and 4 children were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and 22 citizens including 10 children and 4 women were killed in shelling by the factions on al-Suqaylabiyah, while at least 392 of the jihadi groups were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s shelling, in addition to the killing of 276 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 41st day, to 1135 people in the period since the morning of the 20th of April 2019, until the 1st of June 2019, they are 367 civilians including 91 children and 78 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 407 of the jihadi groups and the factions were killed in attacks and clashes against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and 342 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, 1st of July 2019, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 1514 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 605 civilians including 161 children under the age of eighteen and 314 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 478 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 300 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 431 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 1743 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 685 civilians including 191 children and 146 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 545 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 315 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 513 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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