المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After regime’s continued shelling for the Turkish observation post in Shir Mghar, the Islamic Turkestani Party sends reinforcements to the vicinity of Sahl al-Ghab

The fallout of shelling the Turkish observation post in Jabal Shashabo in the “de-escalation” area continues, where areas in Sahl al-Ghab and Jabal Shashabo continue to witness intense daily shelling, in conjunction with sending military columns and fighters of by the Turkestani Islamic Party and Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham to the clash areas in Sahl al-Ghab, to enhance the points and prepare for military action that will not start without a Turkish move, which may be beyond the intent of liberating new areas as far as to confront and form a pressure to protect the Turkish point in Shir Mghar, which caused the killing of a Turkish member and injured others.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored since the 28th of June until the 1st of July 2019, the arrival of reinforcements from the Islamic Turkestani party to points of Sahl al-Ghab coming from Jisr al-Shughur countryside,  where the convoy consists of tens of military vehicles filled with members and medium weapons, while a column of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham passed on the road of Aleppo – Latakia consists of tens of cars and fighters and headed for the fronts of Sahl al-Ghab.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 29th of June 2019 that Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored an artillery shelling carried out by the regime forces this evening, targeted the Turkish observation post in Shir Mghar village in the western countryside of Hama, but no information about casualties in the 4th round of shelling on the point during the past 48 hours, where the shelling coincided with the entry of the Turkish observation patrol to Shir Mghar point after it passed areas of Morek, al-Sarman, Tal Toqan, Saraqib, Ariha, Maarrat al-Nu’man, and Jabal Shashabo within the “de-escalation” area, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored today that a Turkish patrol was run on the afternoon of Saturday, the 29th of June, where the vehicles moved from Morek point at the northern countryside of Hama towards the Turkish point in al-Sarman east of Idlib, passing through Maarrat al-Nu’man south of Idlib, and the column consists of 10 Turkish vehicles accompanied by several vehicles of the factions, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 27th of June 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored artillery shelling by the Turkish forces stationed in Shir Mghar, targeting Al-Kareem checkpoint of the regime forces in Sahl Al-Ghab in Hama countryside, followed by targeting by the regime forces to the vicinity of the observatory post by several artillery shells, and in the same context, the SOHR monitored that the rebel factions targeted today evening, positions of the regime forces by rocket launchers in the area of Qabr Feddah and its vicinity in Sahl Al-Ghab in the northern countryside of Hama, and the SOHR published hours ago, that the regime forces carried out artily shelling today evening, targeting the Turkish observation post in Shir Mghar area in the north-western countryside of Hama, in the 3rd round of shelling to hit the Turkish post in Shir Mghar by the regime forces since morning, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; the regime forces directly targeted a guarding point and a bulwark of Turkish soldiers within the Turkish post, which resulted in the killing of a Turkish soldier and injured 3 others 2 of whom have seriously wounded, after that, the SOHR’s activists monitored a Turkish warplane and 3 helicopters flying over the “de-escalation” zone to evacuate the injuries present inside the post.

And the Syrian Observatory published this morning, that it monitored rocket shelling by the regime forces targeted Shir Mghar village on Sunday morning, where some of the shells fell on the Turkish point and its outskirts causing fire in the area, where this incident has been repeated recently, also a Turkish convoy arrived in the point of Shir Mghar west of Hama after he entered at midnight of yesterday, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 16th of June 2019, that it monitored missile shelling carried out by the Turkish Forces and the loyal factions on positions and points of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them in Soran, Tal Bzam, Maan, and al-Kabariyyah in the northern and northeastern countryside of Hama, in addition to Karim checkpoint at the northwestern countryside of Hama, where the shells were launched from the Turkish observation posts in Morek and Shir Mghar, and these strikes are considered the first of their kind in the area carried out by Turkey against the Syrian regime forces, where this comes hours after the fall of shells launched by the regime forces on the Turkish point in Morek which caused the outbreak of fire there, and a similar shelling carried out by the regime forces 3 days ago on the Turkish point in Shir Mghar in the western countryside of Hama, which caused injuries among the Turkish soldiers.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published this morning that a fire erupted in the Turkish observation post in Morek, due to the fall of shells launched by the regime forces on the area, and this comes a few days after a similar targeting of the Turkish point took place in Shir Mghar which caused a fire and injured Turkish soldiers.

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