After more than 4100 casualties in 4 months, cautious calm continues in Putin – Erdogan area as part of the new ceasefire
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of cautious and relative calm within the so-called “de-escalation” area, which extends from the northeastern mountains of Latakia to the northwestern suburbs of Aleppo city passing through countryside of Hama and Idlib, where aerial bombardment on the area has been suspended since 6:00 A.M., amid continuous cautious calm on the front lines of the battles, and the Syrian Observatory published that the Russian warplanes carried out after midnight of yesterday several raids in Orem al-Kubra town and the vicinity of Kafrnaha in the western countryside of Aleppo, where the raids caused hospital “al-Iman” to get out of service, it is located in the vicinity of Orem al-Kubra in the western countryside of Aleppo after being targeted by several missiles, where this hospital is specialized in Gynecology and Pediatric, and the rescue teams worked in evacuating the patients and children from incubators, while the shelling caused injuries among the medical personnel, and in the same context, “Putin – Erdogan” area is witnessing a halt to bombardment in addition to cautious calm in the front lines, as the ceasefire has been in effect since 6 A.M on Saturday morning, while this cautious calm was interrupted by several shells launched by the regime on villages of Maarrat al-Nu’man countryside, and the Russian guarantor announced on Friday a ceasefire from its side that begins at 6:00 A.M. Saturday the 31st of August 2019, but the factions did not announce their position about committing to this ceasefire, also the Russians announced an earlier ceasefire on the 1st of August 2019, provided that Sochi agreement is implemented.
In the same context, regime’s warplanes have been absent since midnight until now, while the helicopters dropped about 8 barrel bombs targeting al-Tah town in the southern countryside of Idlib, the regime forces also launched tens of shells and missiles on areas in Kafrnebbul, Hass, al-Tah, and Hish in the southern countryside of Idlib, and Kabani, al-Kheder, the vivcinity of Mar’and in the northern countryside of Latakia since midnight until 6 A.M. this morning.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that the SOHR documented today 4 civilian casualties who were killed today within “Putin – Erdogan” area, they are: 2 citizens were killed as a result of artillery shelling that targeted the vicinity of Maarrat Matr town in the southern countryside of Idlib, a child was killed as a result of bombardment by the regime’s warplanes on a medical point in Al-Zirbah town in the southern countryside of Aleppo, and a citizen woman who were killed due to airstrikes carried out by the regime’s warplanes on Kafr Nubl city in the southern countryside of Idlib.
And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 4099, 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 30th of August 2019, and they are: 1043 civilians including 260 children and 185 citizen women, and they are 224 including 44 children and 43 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 88 including 19 women and 15 children were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 533 including 152 children, 89 women, and 5 members of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 114 people including 20 women and 21 children were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and 80 citizens including 26 children and 14 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 1659 fighters were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s aerial and ground shelling including 1087 of the Jihadis, in addition to killing of 1391 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 30th of August 2019, and Syrian Observatory documented the death of 4627 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 1328 civilians including 341 children under the age of eighteen and 249 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 106 people including 31 children under the age of eighteen and 18 citizen women over the age of eighteen, they were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 1751 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 1123 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 1548 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 4857 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 1411 civilians including 370 children and 263 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 107 people including 31 children and 19 women, were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 1818 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 1224 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 1628 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.