For the first time since 2012 the regime controls towns and villages of the northern countryside of Hama and surrounds the Turkish observation post and its fighters in Morek town
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the regime forces continue to go deep within the towns and villages that they surround in the northern countryside of Hama, where the Syrian Observatory learned that the regime forces took control of al-Lataminah town and the villages of al-Sayyad, al-Bwayda, M’aarkbeh, Latmin, Lahaya, and other hills in the vicinity of the area, after they took control of Kafr Zita this morning, and this is the first time the regime controls towns and villages in the northern countryside of Hama since 2012, while the Turkish point and its fighters in Morek town are still besieged by the regime forces, and we do not know whether Turkey will ask Russia to secure the exit of the Turks from the area, thus, it rose to 29, the number of areas that the regime forces have been able to control with Russian support since the collapse of the ceasefire on the 5th of August 2019, they are: al-Arba’in, al-Zakat, al-Sakhr, al-Jisat, al-Sayyad and its hill, Kafr Zita and points west of it, al-Lataminah, al-Sayyad, al-Bwayda, M’aarkbeh, Latmin, and Lahaya in the northern countryside of Hama, and Khan Shaykhun, Sukayk and its hill, Tar’ei and its hill, al-Hbit, Abdeen, Mughr al-Hamam, Mughr al-Hanta, Kafr Ayn, Tal Ass, Mdaya, al-Mardam, al-Mantar Farms, Kafridun, and al-Sabaghiyyeh in the southern countryside of Idlib.
And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 3761, 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 23rd of August 2019, and they are: 979 civilians including 244 children and 174 citizen women, and they are 216 including 43 children and 42 women, and 8 of the civil defense and 5 of the ambulance team were killed in Russian aerial bombardment on the countryside of Idlib and Hama, and 78 including 16 women and 12 children were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 501 including 142 children, 83 women, and 5 members of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 109 people including 20 women and 21 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 1499 fighters were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s aerial and ground shelling including 959 of the Jihadis, in addition to killing of 1281 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 23rd of August 2019, and Syrian Observatory documented the death of 4287 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 1264 civilians including 326 children under the age of eighteen and 238 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 1585 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 1031 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 1438 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 4517 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 1347 civilians including 355 children and 252 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 1654 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 1127 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 1509 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.
High-resolution link of the map of power distribution and conflict in Hama and Idlib countryside