المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

More than 980 air and ground strikes with the violent clashes in Latakia Mountains and the south of Idlib, kill about 60 members and fighters of the regime, the factions and jihadis during this day

Violent clashes are still continuing on areas in the hills of Kabana in Jabal Al-Akrad in the northern countryside of Latakia, between the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them on one hand, and the rebel and Islamic factions and jihadi groups, in an ongoing attack by the former backed by aerial firepower by the Russians warplanes and regime’s helicopters, amid violent ground shelling, which resulted in the fall of human losses in the ranks of the both parties, where 6 members of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them were killed, while 10 fighters of the  jihadi factions were also killed, in the same context, the contact areas in Tar’ei and Al-Sukayk in the southern countryside of Idlib, are witnessing exchange of targeting intensely by shells and heavy machineguns amid calm in terms of clashes in the area, accompanied by continued air and ground strikes on several areas within “Putin – Erdogan” area.

While it rose to 71, the number of raids carried out by regime’s warplanes on al-Tamanah, Kafrsajna, Rakaya, Mdaya, Sheikh Mustafa, Hish, Khan Shaykhun, and Tar’ei and its hill in the southern countryside of Idlib, and Taftanaz Military Airbase east of Idlib, also it rose to 84, the number  of barrel bombs dropped by helicopter on Tal Aas, Khan Shaykhun, al-Tamanah, Kafrsajna, al-Rakaya, Tar’ei, and its hill in the southern countryside of Idlib, Kabani area in Jabal al-Akrad, and the vicinity of Kafr Zita and al-Lataminah north of Hama, while it rose to 61, the number of airstrikes carried out by the Russian warplanes on places in Khan Shaykhun, al-Tamanah, Kafrsajna, Tar’ei and its hill, Mdaya, al-Rakaya, and Sheikh Mustafa in the southern countryside of Idlib, and Kabani area in the northern countryside of Latakia, also it rose to 765 at least, the number of shells and missiles which were launched by the regime forces targeting areas in the southern and southeastern countryside of Idlib, Hama countryside, and mountains of the coast.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 3273, 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 1254 fighters were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s aerial and ground shelling including 797 of the Jihadis, in addition to the killing of 1124 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 3802 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 1340 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 842 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 1281 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 4032 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 1407 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 855 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 1361 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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