المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

6 helicopters alternate targeting areas in Hama countryside…and more than 800 air and ground strikes targeted the “de-escalation” zone

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the rotation of several helicopters targeting the areas of Kafr Zita and Al-Lataminah in the northern countryside of Hama by barrel bombs, raising to 70, the number of bombs dropped by helicopters on areas in Al-Sakhr, Al-Lataminah and Kafr Zita north of Hama, Al-Hbit and Khan Shaykhun in the southern countryside of Idlib, and Kabana area in Jabal Al-Akrad, while it rose to 94, the number of raids carried out by regime’s warplanes since the morning on al-Sukayk and its surroundings, Kafr Sajna, al-Tamanah, Amiriya, Khan Shaykhun, al-Khwyn, Tar’ei Tremla and Al-Tah in the southern and southeastern countryside of Idlib, and al-Sakhr area, Kafr Zita, al-Lataminah, and al-Sayyad in the northern countryside of Hama, while it rose to 34, the number of raids carried out by the Russian warplanes on Khan Shaykhun city and its vicinity and Al-Khwayn in the southern countryside of Idlib, Kafr Zita town in the northern countryside of Hama, and Kabana hills in Latakia countryside, while it rose to 620, the number of shells and missiles launched by the regime forces on the southern countryside of Idlib, Sahl al-Ghab, Jabal Shashabo, and the northern countryside of Hama, in addition to mountains of the coast.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 3007, 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 August 2019, and they are: 887 civilians including 218 children and 161 citizen women, and they are 160 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 68 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 1112 fighters were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s aerial and ground shelling including 696 of the Jihadis, in addition to the killing of 1008 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 August 2019, and Syrian Observatory documented the death of 3536 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 1173 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 1198 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 741 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 1165 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 3766 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 1256 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 1265 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 754 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 1245 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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