المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

At the end of the 55th day of the escalation campaign…about 660 air and ground strikes targeted “Putin – Erdogan” area leaving 5 civilian casualties in the southern countryside of Idlib

At the end of the 55th day of the fiercest escalation campaign on “Putin – Erdogan” area, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented about 90 raids carried out by the regime’s warplanes since morning, targeting places in Kafr Oweid, Karsaa, Sfuhen, Josef, Maarata, Bsamis, Arinbeh, Maarrat Hurma and its vicinity, Sheikh Mustafa, Hazarin, Balyon, Naqir, Kafr Nubl, Al-Mintar and Tal A’as in the southern countryside of Idlib, Taftanaz and Kafr Batikh east of Idlib, and the area of Kabana in Jabal Al-Akrad, also the number of raids carried out by the warplanes of the Russian guarantor reached 10, targeting areas in Basalya, Al-Taman’aa and Sukayk south of Idlib, and Murak town in the northern countryside of Hama, while the helicopters have dropped 43 barrel bombs on and the area of Kabana in the northern countryside of Latakia, also the SOHR monitored shelling by rocket launchers of the regime’s ground forces some of which were loaded with the internationally banned phosphorus, where they targeted Khan Shaykhun city in the southern countryside of Idlib today evening, which resulted in the outbreak of fires in some of the land farms and residential houses, raising to 520, the number of rocket shells fired by the regime forces today, Sunday, on Kabana area in Jabal Al-Akrad, and other areas in both northern and north-western countryside of Hama, in addition to the southern countryside of Aleppo, and in the same context, the SOHR documented the death of 5 citizens during the 55th day of the escalation campaign, including 2 child sisters and a woman who were killed in a new massacre carried out by the regime’s warplanes through bombing areas in Josef village Jabal Al-Zawiya, and the number of casualties may increase because of the presence of injured cases, some of them have seriously wounded.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 1906, 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 22nd of June 2019, and they are: 512 civilians including 130 children and 102 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 312 including 84 children, 58 women, and 4 members of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 68 people including 11 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, Qamhanah, Al-Nayrab Camp, neighborhoods in Aleppo city and its southern countryside, while at least 780 of the jihadi groups were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s shelling including 502 of the Jihadis, in addition to the killing of 614 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 22nd of June 2019, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 2434 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 799 civilians including 216 children under the age of eighteen and 166 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 866 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 547 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 769 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 2664 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 883 civilians including 244 children and 180 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 933 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 561 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 851 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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