Clashes continue on the fronts of the northern countryside of Hama in an attempt by the rebel and jihadi factions to advance towards new areas, in conjunction with the killing of 2 children as a result of ground and aerial bombardment by the regime forces on the “de-escalation” zone
The clashes are still raging between the rebel and jihadi factions on one hand, against the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them on the other, in the towns and villages on which the factions managed to impose their control (Jibbin, Tal Melh and Kafr Hud) within the northern countryside of Hama, where violent clashes are taking place between the both parties in areas in the villages of Trimseh, Al-Jalamah and Al-Jadidah in the north-western countryside of Hama, in an attempt by the factions to advance towards these areas from the positions on which they imposed their control today, where the areas of Trimseh and Muhradah which support the regime, are witnessing a vast displacement movement by the citizens towards neighboring areas against the backdrop of the factions’ advancement, while this advancement comes in an attempt by the rebel and jihadi factions to take the control of areas some of which they lost for the regime forces in the past weeks, and this is coincided with intensive ground shelling by the regime forces by tens of rocket shells on the clash areas, on the other hand, a child was killed and at least 4 others were inured as a result of rocket shelling carried out by the regime’s ground forces on Frikah village on Jisr Al-Shughur countryside, also Al-Zakah village in the northern countryside of Hama was shelled by rocket shells loaded with the incendiary phosphorus, raising to 680, the number of shells launched by the regime forces today, Thursday, on Sheikh Mustafa, Kafr Sajna, Al-Hbit, Khan Shaykhun, Abdeen, Um Al-Sayr, Tremla and Frikah in the southern countryside of Idlib, and Latmin, Al-Sayyad, Kafr Zita, Al-Lataminah, Al-Zakah and the clash areas in the northern and north-western countryside of Hama, while the warplanes carried out airstrikes today evening on Khan Shaykhun city which resulted in the killing of a child and the injury of 3 members of his family, raising to 80, the number of raids carried out by the Russian warplanes on Khan Shaykhun in the southern countryside of Idlib, Hasraya, Al-Zakah, Al-Lataminah, Kafr Zita and its outskirts in the north of Hama, and Deir Sunbul in Jabal Shashabo, while it rose to at least 65, the number of barrel bombs dropped by helicopters on areas in Al-Arba’in, Hasraya, Latmin and Al-Sayyad in the northern countryside of Hama, Kabana area within Jabal Al-Akrad, Khan Shaykhun, the vicinity of Kafr Sajna, Kafr Ein, Tal A’as, Kafr Oweid, Al-Hbit and Sheikh Mustafa in the southern countryside of Idlib, while the SOHR documented today the killing of 35 members of the regime forces and the factions who were killed in the ongoing clashes between them at the fronts of the northern and north-western countryside of Hama, they are: 21 members of the regime forces, and 14 others of the rebel and jihadi factions.
And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 1159, 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 6th of June 2019, and they are: 354 civilians including 86 children and 76 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 193 including 40 women, 51 children, and a member of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 55 people including 8 women and 6 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 460 of the jihadi groups were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s shelling, in addition to the killing of 345 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 47th day, to 1309 people in the period since the morning of the 20th of April 2019, until the 5th of June 2019, they are 404 civilians including 100 children and 84 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 470 of the jihadi groups and the factions were killed in attacks and clashes against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and 416 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 the 6th of June 2019, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 1688 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 642 civilians including 170 children under the age of eighteen and 140 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 548 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 352 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 500 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 1917 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 722 civilians including 200 children and 152 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 616 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 371 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 582 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.