المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After detonating a booby-trapped vehicle in the area, counterattack by factions and the jihadi groups in a town south Idlib amid heavy air and ground strikes

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored violent clashes in the area of Sukayk village in the southern countryside of Idlib, between the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions and the jihadi factions, in a counterattack carried out by the latter against locations of the first, started by detonating a booby-trapped vehicle by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham on the outskirts of Sukayk town, and the clashes are accompanied by intense and continuous air and ground shelling, and the Syrian Observatory documented more casualties as a result of the military operations since midnight until the moment in addition to the booby-trapped explosion, where It rose to 20 including 15 of the Jihadi groups, the number of fighters who were killed in air, ground shelling and clashes in areas in the southern countryside of Idlib, also it rose to 23, the number of casualties of the regime forces who were killed in the same period.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 3257, 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 13th of August 2019, and they are: 895 civilians including 219 children and 162 citizen women, and they are 166 including 31 children and 36 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 476 including 132 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 1244 fighters were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s aerial and ground shelling including 787 of the Jihadis, in addition to the killing of 1118 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 13th of August 2019, and Syrian Observatory documented the death of 3786 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 1181 civilians including 301 children under the age of eighteen and 226 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 1330 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 832 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 1275 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 4016 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 1264 civilians including 330 children and 240 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 1397 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 845 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 1355 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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