المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Russian warplanes bomb Hama countryside on morning of the 53rd day of the heaviest escalation, and more casualties raise to 25 including 8 children, the number of civilians who were killed in the aerial and ground bombardment yesterday

The death toll continues to rise against the backdrop of massacres committed by regime’s warplanes and ground forces on Thursday within the “de-escalation” area, where it rose to 25 including 8 children, the number of people who were killed during the 52nd day of the heaviest escalation, and they are: a woman and 3 of the medic groups were killed in raids by regime’s warplanes on Maarrat Al-Nu’man city, where one of the airstrikes targeted a vehicle of one of the medic groups in the area, and 6 including a female child and a woman, were killed in aerial bombardment by regime’s warplanes on Hish town south of Idlib, 2 children were killed in air raids carried out by regime’s warplanes on Kafrsajna village in the southern countryside of Idlib, a woman was killed in aerial bombardment that targeted Al-Ameriyah village in the southern countryside of Idlib, a citizen was killed in regime’s warplanes on the outskirts of Ma’arrat Mesrin, a citizen was killed in missile shelling targeted Kafr Zita town in the northern countryside of Hama, a child died affected by injuries he had in aerial bombardment by regime’s warplanes on al-Barah village south of Idlib, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are tens of injured people and some of them are in critical situation, they were injured in several areas that were targeted by the airstrikes in Idlib and Hama countryside

In the same context, the relative calm prevails the “de-escalation” area, as the heaviest escalation enters its 53rd day, where shelling took place after midnight of yesterday carried out by the regime forces on places in Tal Meleh, al-Jabin, al-Zakat, Hasraya and al-Arba’in in the northwestern countryside of Hama, also the regime forces targeted by heavy machinegun areas at Tal Hawash and al-Hardana in Hama countryside, while the Russian warplanes and regime’s warplanes have been absent since midnight until this morning, where warplanes of the Russian guarantor returned to fly over “Putin – Erdogan” area, in conjunction with raids they carry out on Kafr Zita town and its surroundings in addition to Tal Meleh north and northwest of Hama.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 1869, 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 20th of June 2019, and they are: 490 civilians including 120 children and 99 citizen women, and they are 53 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 291 including 75 women, 56 children, and 4 members of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 67 people including 10 women and 9 children were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and 36 citizens including 15 children and 8 women were killed in shelling by the factions on al-Suqaylabiyah, while at least 773 of the jihadi groups were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s shelling including 499 of the Jihadis, in addition to the killing of 606 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 20th of June 2019, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 2397 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 777 civilians including 206 children under the age of eighteen and 163 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 64 people including 21 children under the age of eighteen and 14 citizen women over the age of eighteen, they were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 859 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 544 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 761 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 2627 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 858 civilians including 234 children and 175 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 66 people including 21 children and 12 women, were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 926 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 559 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 843 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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