المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

40 members and fighters of the regime forces and of the factions and jihadis were killed due to the battles in Hama countryside…and more than 800 air and ground strikes targeted “Putin – Erdogan” area during this day

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented today 75 raids carried out by regime’s warplanes on Khan Shaykhun, Mdaya, Abedin, Al-Hbit and afr Sajna in the southern sector of Idlib countryside, and Kafr Zita, Morek, al-Lataminah, and vicinity of al-Zakat in the northern countryside of Hama, while the SOHR documented 44 airstrikes carried out by the Russian warplanes and targeted areas in Jabal al-Arba’in, Bsida, Mdaya, and Rasha in the southern countryside of Idlib, and Kafr Zita, Al-Lataminah, Al-Sakhr and Latmin north of Hama, and Kabani area in Jabal al-Akrad, while the SOHR documented 50 barrel bombs dropped by helicopters on Hish, al-Rakaya, and al-Naqir south of Idlib, and Kafr Zita and al-Lataminah north of Hama, also it rose to 700, the number of rocket and artillery shells fired by the regime forces on places in the northern and north-western countryside of Hama, in addition to the southern countryside of Idlib, the Syrian coastline and areas in the western countryside of Aleppo.

While the violent battles are still continuing in areas in the northern countryside of Hama, between the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them on one hand, against the factions and Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham on the other, in an attempt by the factions to restore Al-Zakah, amid exchange of heavy ground strikes on the clash areas, and in the same context, the SOHR documented 23 fighters including 16 jihadis, the number of fighters who were killed in the aerial and ground bombardment and clashes, also it rose to 17, the number of casualties of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them since yesterday evening.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 2977, 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 7th of August 2019, and they are: 883 civilians including 218 children and 161 citizen women, and they are 157 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 67 including 15 women and 10 children were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 474 including 131 children, 78 women, and 4 members of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 106 people including 20 women and 20 children were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and 79 citizens including 26 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 1093 fighters were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s aerial and ground shelling including 685 of the Jihadis, in addition to the killing of 1001 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 7th of August 2019, and Syrian Observatory documented the death of 3506 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 1169 civilians including 300 children under the age of eighteen and 225 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 105 people including 31 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 1179 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 730 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 1158 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 3736 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 1252 civilians including 329 children and 239 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 106 people including 31 children and 16 women, were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 1246 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 743 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 1238 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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