المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Eastern countryside of Maarrat al-Nu’man city witness a continuous escalation of ground and air shelling by regime’s warplanes and the Russian “guarantor”

Warplanes of the Russian “guarantor” and the regime continue their intensive airstrikes on what is left of the “de-escalation” area, as part of their scorched earth policy before starting the attacks on the ground, and the Syrian Observatory monitored regime’s warplanes carrying out more raids on places in the southern and southeastern countryside of Idlib, targeting Kafr Amim, al-Tah, al-Taman’aa, Kafrsajna, Jarjanaz, Deir Sharqi, also the Russian warplanes carried out more airstrikes on al-Tah village, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago that violent escalations continue by regime’s warplanes, helicopters, and Russian warplanes, as well as ground shelling, targeting villages of Maarrat al-Nu’man countryside in the southern countryside of Idlib, where it rose to 61, the number of raids carried out by regime’s warplanes on outskirts of Idlib city, al-Tamanah and its surroundings, al-Tah, Jarjanaz, al-Mozra, Kafr Owaid, Ma’aret Hurmah, and Kafr Sajna in the southern and southeastern countryside of Idlib and the vicinity of Kafr Halab in the western countryside of Aleppo, also it rose to 47, the number of barrel bombs dropped by helicopters on areas in al-Tamanah, Hish, Kafrsajna, Sheikh Damis, Sheikh Mustafa, al-Tah, and al-Deir al-Sharqi, also it rose to 28, the number of raids carried out by warplanes of the Russian “guarantor” on places in al-Tamanah, Kafrsajna, al-Tah, al-Halba, Kafr Nubl, and al-Hamdiyyeh in the southern and southeastern countryside of Idlib, while it rose to 815, the number of shells and missiles launched by the regime forces targeting areas in the southern and southeastern countryside of Idlib, the southern countryside of Aleppo, and Latakia Mountains.

While the exchange of targeting by missiles, shells, and heavy machineguns continue between the jihadi groups against the regime forces, in Tal Jaafar area in the southern countryside of Idlib, and information about casualties in the ranks of both parties, the Syrian Observatory learned that a Turkish military delegation arrived in area of presence of the Turkish column which was bombed by regime’s warplanes on Maarrat al-Nu’man road a few days ago, where the Turkish delegation arrived at Maar Hatat area in which the column was positioned after the airstrike.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 3775, 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 24th of August 2019, and they are: 983 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 79 including 16 women and 13 children were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 499 including 141 children, 83 women, and 5 members of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 110 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 1506  fighters were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s aerial and ground shelling including 1002 of the Jihadis, in addition to killing of 1286 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 24th of August 2019, and Syrian Observatory documented the death of 4303 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 1268 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 1592  fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 1037 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 1443 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 4533 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 1351 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 1659 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 1139 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 1523 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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