المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After the death of more than 700 of them in al-Qaryatayn battle northwest of Hama, the attrition battles in Latakia Mountains claim the lives of more than 55 of the regime forces and the jihadi groups in 48 hours

The regime forces and militiamen loyal to them are carrying out renewed attacks against areas in mountains of the coast in the northern countryside of Latakia, after they regained control of the villages of Tal Meleh and al-Jabin in the northwestern countryside of Hama on the 29th of July 2019, which they lost to the factions and jihadi groups on the 6th of June 2019, and during 52 days of attrition battles in the northwestern countryside of Hama more than 400 members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them were killed, while at least 325 of the rebel and Islamic factions and the jihadi groups were killed during the same period in the hysterical shelling and violent clashes, which were tens of attempts by the “Tiger” Forces who led the military operations with significant Russian support.

Then the hills of Kabani in Jabal al-Akrad returned to forefront again and the attrition battles claimed again a large number of the regime forces and the Jihadi groups, through failed attempts by the Syrian regime to advance with an intense ground and air cover, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented in the past 48 hours the death of more than 31 members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them in Kabani area, and about 25 of the jihadi groups were killed during air and ground bombardments and clashes in the same area.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 2860, 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 31st of July 2019, and they are: 855 civilians including 211 children and 158 citizen women, and they are 149 including 31 children and 35 women, and 6 of the civil defense and 3 of the ambulance team were killed in Russian aerial bombardment on the countryside of Idlib and Hama, and 63 including 15 women and 10 children were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 470 including 129 children, 77 women, and 4 members of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 102 people including 19 women and 17 children were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and 71 citizens including 24 children and 12 women were killed in shelling by the factions on al-Suqaylabiyah, Qamhana, Al-Rasif, Al-Aziziyah, Karnaz, Jurin, Al-Nairab Camp, neighborhoods in Aleppo city and its southern countryside, while at least 1038 fighters were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s aerial and ground shelling including 655 of the Jihadis, in addition to the killing of 1007 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 31st of July 2019, the and Syrian Observatory documented the death of 3389 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 1141 civilians including 293 children under the age of eighteen and 222 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 97 people including 29 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 1124 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 700 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 1124 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 3617 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 1224 civilians including 321 children and 236 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 98 people including 29 children and 15 women, were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 1191 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 713 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 1204 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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