المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The factions target positions of the regime forces northwest of Hama as the intensive air and ground bombardments continue on Khan Shaykhun city

Regime’s warplanes carried out more airstrikes on Khan Shaykhun city in the southern countryside of Idlib, in conjunction with dropping more barrel bombs by helicopters on areas in the city, amid the fall of tens of rocket shells launched by the regime forces on Khan Shaykhun, and in the same context, the factions targeted by shells and missiles areas in the villages of Shatha, Nahr al-Bared, Ain al-Karm, Mardash, Horat Amourin, and al-Haidariya which are controlled by the regime forces in Sahl al-Ghab at the western countryside of Hama, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago that air and ground bombardments continue on “Putin – Erdogan” area, where regime’s warplanes and helicopters are focusing their strikes mainly on Khan Shaykhun city south of Idlib, where they carried out and dropped about 60 raids and barrel bombs, where it rose to 49, the number of raids carried out by regime’s warplanes since Friday morning targeting areas in Khan Shaykhun and Tremla south of Idlib, Kafr Zita, al-Lataminah, al-Zakat, and Hasraya north of Hama, also it rose to 25, the number of barrel bombs dropped by helicopter on Khan Shaykhun city, while it rose to 14, the number of raids carried out by Russian warplanes on areas in the vicinity of Kafrsajna, al-Rakaya Maarzita, and Ma’aret Hurmah in the southern countryside of Idlib, and Dwayr al-Akrad area northwest of Hama.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 2536, 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 19th of July 2019, and they are: 669 civilians including 173 children and 132 citizen women, and they are 79 including 24 children and 21 women, and 2 of the civil defense were killed in Russian aerial bombardment on the countryside of Idlib and Hama, and 57 including 14 women and 10 children were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 391 including 103 children, 70 women, and 4 members of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 88 people including 16 women and 11 children were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and 53 citizens including 19 children and 10 women were killed in shelling by the factions on al-Suqaylabiyah, Qamhana, Al-Rasif, Al-Aziziyah, Karnaz, Al-Nairab Camp, neighborhoods in Aleppo city and its southern countryside, while at least 963 fighters were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s aerial and ground shelling including 606 of the Jihadis, in addition to the killing of 904 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 19th  of July 2019, the and Syrian Observatory documented the death of 3065 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 956 civilians including 255 children under the age of eighteen and 196 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 81 people including 26 children under the age of eighteen and 16 citizen women over the age of eighteen, they were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 1049 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 651 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 1060 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 3294 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 1037 civilians including 283 children and 210 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 83 people including 26 children and 15 women, were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 1116 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 665 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 1141 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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