المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

About 240 air and ground strikes target Jabal al-Akrad within the violent continued escalation in “Putin – Erdogan” area

Kabani area in Jabal al-Akrad at the northern countryside of Latakia; is witnessing intense aerial and ground bombardment, and although the shelling intensity has decreased within “de- escalation” area, the warplanes of the Russian “guarantor” and regime’s warplanes and helicopters are escalating the shelling there, especially in the recent days, the violent aerial and ground bombardment is accompanied by renewed attempts by the regime forces and their loyal gunmen to advance in Kabani area, but the jihadi groups have managed to repel all attacks and inflict heavy casualties. The Syrian Observatory has monitored since midnight of yesterday until now tens of airstrikes, where the Russian warplanes carried out more than 35 air raids, in conjunction with the fall of at least 12 barrel bombs, as well as 190 shells and missiles launched by the regime forces.

In the same context, regime’s warplanes carried out several raids on Monday morning, and targeted places in Ma’aret Hurmah and outskirts of Hish in the southern countryside of Idlib, and al-Lataminah in the northern countryside of Hama, which killed a person in Hish, also the factions targeted by rocket shells places in the towns of Shataha and Joureen which are controlled by the regime forces in Hama countryside, also the regime forces continued to launch incendiary rocket shells on Kafrsajna, Tremla, Sheikh Mustafa, and al-Rakaya in southern countryside of Idlib, which caused fire in vast areas at the targeted towns and villages.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 1006, 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 3rd of June 2019, and they are: 327 civilians including 78 children and 72 citizen women, and they are 48 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 170 including 37 women, 45 children, and a member of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 50 people including 7 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 397 of the jihadi groups were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s shelling, in addition to the killing of 282 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 44th day, to 1156 people in the period since the morning of the 20th of April 2019, until the 3rd of June 2019, they are 377 civilians including 92 children and 80 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 412 of the jihadi groups and the factions were killed in attacks and clashes against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and 348 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, 3rd of June 2019, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 1535 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 615 civilians including 162 children under the age of eighteen and 136 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 483 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 304 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 437 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 1764 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 696 civilians including 192 children and 148 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 551 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 39 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 519 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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