المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Factions and jihadi groups target positions into which the regime forces advanced west of Khan Shaykhun by tens of missiles and shells amid continued aerial and ground bombardment on the eastern parts of the city

Areas in the southern sector of Idlib countryside witness intensive and hysterical aerial and ground bombardment, where the factions and jihadi groups are targeting by tens of missiles, the hill and village of Tel A’as on which the regime forces imposed their control today, Wednesday, amid continued aerial and ground targeting by the regime and Russian warplanes and the ground forces on the area of Tar’ei east of Khan Shaykhun city, also the raids and barrel bombs are still continuing on several areas in the countryside of Idlib province, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published today noon, that it documented the death of a citizen as a result of Russian aerial bombardment that that targeted the out skirts of Maarrat Hurmah in the southern countryside of Idlib, while it rose to 55, the number of airstrikes carried out by the regime’s warplanes through which they targeted Khan Shaykhun, Al-Taman’aa, Tar’ei, Kafr Sajna, Hazarin, Rakaya and the clash areas in the southern countryside of Idlib, Taftanaz Military Airbase east of Idlib, IKARDA area south of Aleppo, also it rose to 38, the number of raids carried out by the Russian warplanes on Khan Shaykhun, Al-Tah, Al-Salehiyah, Al-Taman’aa, Al-Khwayn, Al-Zarzur, Al-Helbah, Um Jalal, Sheikh Damis and Kansfra in the southern and south-eastern countryside of Idlib, while it rose to 65, the number of barrel bombs dropped by helicopters on Kafr Nubl, Hass, Kafrumah, Rakaya, Basqala and the clash areas in the southern countryside of Idlib, while it rose to 620, the number of shells and missiles launched by the regime forces on places in the southern and south-eastern countryside of Idlib, the northern countryside of Hama and Latakia mountains.

And in the same context, the violent clashes are still continuing between the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them backed by Russia on one hand, and the factions and jihadi groups on the other, in the area of Tar’ei in the southern sector of Idlib countryside, as a part of the ongoing attack by the former to advance towards Khan Shaykhun city from its eastern side, while the SOHR monitored an attempt by the regime forces to advance towards Khan Shaykhun city from its western farms, where the factions managed to repel them despite the support of intensive aerial and ground firepower amid information about more casualties and injuries in the ranks of both conflicting parties.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 3318, 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 14th of August 2019, and they are: 899 civilians including 221 children and 163 citizen women, and they are 170 including 33 children and 37 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 1281 fighters were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s aerial and ground shelling including 817 of the Jihadis, in addition to the killing of 1138 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 14th of August 2019, and Syrian Observatory documented the death of 3847 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 1185 civilians including 303 children under the age of eighteen and 227 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 1367 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 862 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 1295 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 4077 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 1268 civilians including 332 children and 241 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 1434 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 874 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 1375 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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