المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After more than 600 air and ground strikes…the “de-escalation” zone witnesses decline of the intensity of aerial and ground bombardment

Putin – Erdogan area is witnessing decline of the intensity of the aerial and ground bombardment by the warplanes of the regime and the Russian guarantor, and in the same context, it rose to 100, the number of raids carried out by the regime’s warplanes in the 48th day of the fiercest escalation, where they targeted Kafr Zita, al-Lataminah, al-Zakat, al-Arba’in, Abu Ra’idah, Morek, Al-Sayyad and Jabal Shashabo in the northern countryside of Hama, and al-Jabin and Tal Meleh northwest of Hama, in addition to Khan Shaykhun city and its vicinity and outskirts of al-Hbit, the vicinity Maarrat al-Nu’man, Sehyan, Hass, Kafr Sajna, Maarrat Hurmah, Tal A’as, Hish, Kansafra and Kafr Oweid in the southern countryside of Idlib, ICARDA area, the countryside of al-Mohandesin and Al-Bawabiyeh in the southern countryside of Aleppo, where a raid targeted as area close to the Turkish point in Morek, while it rose to 600, the number of rocket and artillery shells launched by the regime forces since midnight until now, targeting places in Tal Hawash, al-Humirat, Kafr Zita, Morek, Tal Meleh and al-Jabin in the northern and northwestern countryside of Hama, and the towns and villages of al-Kamari, Jazraya, al-Rashedin, Khan Tuman, and Khan al-Asal in the southern and western countryside of Aleppo, Ma’aret Hurmah town, the vicinity of Khan Shaykhun city, Sfuhen and Al-Ftirah in the southern countryside of Idlib.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 1643, 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 16th of June 2019, and they are: 428 civilians including 102 children and 90 citizen women, and they are 52 including 16 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 43 including 9 women and 5 children were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 245 including 49 women, 61 children, and a member of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 65 people including 10 women and 9 children were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and 23 citizens including 10 children and 4 women were killed in shelling by the factions on al-Suqaylabiyah, while at least 667 of the jihadi groups were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s shelling including 453 of the Jihadis, in addition to the killing of 548 members of the regime forces in targeting and shelling by jihadi groups and factions.

And during the period between the 15th of February 2019; the date of the meeting of “Rouhani – Erdogan – Putin” until the 16th of June 2019, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 2171 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 715 civilians including 185 children under the age of eighteen and 153 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 51 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 753 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 498 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 703 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 2400 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 795 civilians including 215 children and 166 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 53 people including 16 children and 8 women, were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 820 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 513 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 785 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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