المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After the regime forces failed to advance, fronts northwest Hama witness decline in the pace of fighting, and more than 470 ground and airstrikes by regime’s warplanes during the 70th day of the escalation operation

During the 70th day of the most violent escalation operation in “Putin – Erdogan” area, the clashes continue but at a less pace than before, between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them with the support of the Russian Forces against the rebel and Islamic factions and the jihadi groups, in the area of al-Jabin and Tal Meleh in the northwestern countryside of Hama, in an attempt by the first to advance in the area without any changes in  the control map, while it rose to 400, the number of shells and missiles that targeted Kafr Zita, Tal Meleh, al-Jabin, al-Arba’in Hwyja, Atshan, and al-Zakat in the northern and northwestern countryside of Hama since this morning, also it rose to 70, the number of raids carried out by regime’s warplanes since this morning on the cities, towns, and villages of Kafr Batikh, Abdeen, Maarrat al-Nu’man, the vicinity of Deir Sharqi, al-Hbit, outskirts of Khan al-Sobol, Mdaya, Hersh Bsonqul, Kafruma, and Sheikh Mustafa south of Idlib, and al-Sakhr, Kafr Zita, Tal Meleh, and al-Jabin north and northwest of Hama, also it rose to 19, the number of raids carried out by warplanes of the Russian guarantor on Khan Shaykhun, Maarzita, and Taftanaz airbase in the southern and eastern countryside of Idlib, and the villages of al-Jabin and Tal Meleh in the northwestern countryside of Hama.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 2223, 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 8th of July 2019, and they are: 584 civilians including 148 children and 116 citizen women, and they are 65 including 19 children and 18 women, and 2 of the civil defense were killed in Russian aerial bombardment on the countryside of Idlib and Hama, and 55 including 12 women and 10 children were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 345 including 91 children, 62 women, and 4 members of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 80 people including 16 women and 10 children were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and 39 citizens including 18 children and 8 women were killed in shelling by the factions on al-Suqaylabiyah, Qamhana, Al-Nairab Camp, neighborhoods in Aleppo city and its southern countryside, while at least 870 of the jihadi groups were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s shelling including 550 of the Jihadis, in addition to the killing of 769 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 8th of July 2019, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 2752 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 871 civilians including 234 children under the age of eighteen and 180 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 67 people including 24 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 956 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 595 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 925 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 2981 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 952 civilians including 262 children and 194 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 69 people including 24 children and 12 women, were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 1023 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 609 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 1006 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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