As the first day of the implementation of the ceasefire agreement is about to end…more than 300 ground strikes carried out by the regime forces and the Islamic and jihadi factions within the “de-escalation” zone
About 22 hours after the start of the ceasefire agreement within “Putin – Erdogan” area, the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them on one hand, and the Islamic and jihadi factions on the other, are still continuing their exchange of shelling in areas in the countryside of Idlib and Hama, where the rebel and Islamic factions shelled positions of the regime forces in Al-Kirkat village in the northern countryside of Hama, while the regime forces shelled new areas in Al-Lataminah, Kafr Zita, Horsh Al-Qasabiyeh, Al-Sha’rah village and Al-Mshirfah north of Hama, while cautious calm has been still prevailing the “de-escalation” zone as the first day of the implementation of the ceasefire agreement is about to end, in the shadow of complete absence of aerial bombardment by warplanes of the Russian guarantor and the Syrian regime, except renewed violations within the area by the regime forces and the jihadi groups through exchange of rocket shelling, where it rose to about 350, the number of shells and missiles fired by the both parties, where the regime forces targeted since morning, areas in Khan Shaykhun and Al-Hbit south of Idlib, Lahaya, Al-Zakah, Al-Arba’in, Al-Lataminah, Kafr Zita, Latmin and Al-Sherkah village which is located to the south of the Turkish post in Shir Mghar in the western countryside of Hama, while the jihadi groups shelled areas in the vicinity of Jurin Camp, Tal Hawash and Al-Huwayz village north-west of Hama.
And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 2916, 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 2nd of August 2019, and they are: 864 civilians including 215 children and 160 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 473 including 130 children, 80 women, and 4 members of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 104 people including 19 women and 19 children were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and 75 citizens including 25 children and 13 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 1069 fighters were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s aerial and ground shelling including 669 of the Jihadis, in addition to the killing of 982 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 2nd of August 2019, the and Syrian Observatory documented the death of 3445 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 1150 civilians including 297 children under the age of eighteen and 224 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 101 people including 30 children under the age of eighteen and 17 citizen women over the age of eighteen, they were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 1155 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 714 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 1139 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 3675 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 1233 civilians including 326 children and 238 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 102 people including 30 children and 16 women, were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 1222 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 727 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 1219 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.