The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Warplanes of the Russians and the regime target Hama and Idlib countryside with more than 40 airstrikes and “looting” operations by locusts of the “homeland army” within towns and villages of Sahl al-Ghab

Regime’s warplanes out more than 29 air raids since this morning, targeting areas in Taftanaz, Kafrsajna, al-Rakaya, Sarja, Mdaya, Khan Shaykhun, outskirts of Ariha, the vicinity of Kafr Mazdeh in the southern and eastern countryside of Idlib, and al-Arba’in and al-Sayyad in the northern countryside of Hama, also the Russian “guarantor’s” warplanes carried out 11 air raids on al-Hbit, Khan Shaykhun, and Ameriyah area in the southern sector of Idlib countryside and al-Jabin northwest of Hama, while the factions targeted by rocket shells areas of al-Azizia, al-Karakat, and al-Hwaiz which are controlled by the regime forces in Hama countryside, but no information about casualties.

In the same context, the “homeland army” continues its looting of civilian property within the areas, which recently controlled Sahl al-Ghab at the northwestern countryside of Hama, where reliable sources told the Syrian Observatory that the regime forces and their loyal militias steal everything and do not spare a thing, they even reached a point where they are taking off doors and windows, it in addition to stealing the building blocks of the destroyed houses, as well as continuing looting contents of the shops, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 10th of May 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a large-scale looting operation by the regime forces, supported by their loyal gunmen within the areas they controlled over the past few days, where as soon as the regime forces control an area; the first thing of their priorities becomes the looting process, where they stole the property of citizens who have been displaced from their areas by the military operations in Sahl al-Ghab, Jabal Shashabo, and north of Hama, and neither houses nor shops were spared in this looting, as they broke the shops and stole all their contents as well as the contents of the houses, like furniture, electronics, and other things, where locusts of the “Homeland Army” appeared in videos while they were practicing the hobby of looting in Qal’aat al-Madiq and other areas they controlled within Hama countryside, as a part of the continuation of taking civilian property as a tax for “liberating” their areas, which -once again- reignites popular discontent due to the continued violations by the “Homeland Army” of its practices without any deterrent.