المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The regime forces continue shelling the southern countryside of Idlib

Activists of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored this evening missile shelling by regime’s ground forces, where they targeted areas in Kafr Nubl city, Hass, Kafruma, Kafrsajna, Ma’aret Hurmah, Karsa’a, and Tremla in the southern countryside of Idlib, in conjunction with the flight of a reconnaissance drones in the skies of the area, raising to 200, the number of missile shells launched by the regime forces since dawn of today on Sheikh Mustafa, Kafr Safrah, Ma’aret Hurmah, Ma’aret al-Sin, Karsa’a, Kafr Nubl, the vicinity of Arinbeh, Om al-Sir, Kafruma, Hass, Muqah, Ameriyyah, the vicinity of Hzarin, Tremla, Martmater, Deir Sharqi, Deir Gharbi, and other places in the southern and southeastern countryside of Idlib, in addition to Jabal al-Akrad and areas in the southern countryside of Aleppo, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of sporadic intensive missile bombardments by the regime forces on various parts of Idlib countryside within “Putin – Erdogan” area, where it rose to 170, the number of missile shells launched by the regime forces since dawn of today on Sheikh Mustafa, Kafrsajna, Ma’aret Hurmah, Ma’aret al-Sin, Karsa’a, Kafr Nubl, vicinity if Ariba, Um al-Sir, Kafruma, Hass, Muqah, al-Ameriyyah, the vicinity of Hzarin, Tremla, Martmater, Deir Sharqi, Deir Gharbi, and other places in the southern and southeastern countryside of Idlib, in addition to Jabal al-Akrad and areas in the southern countryside of Aleppo, which led to the fall of casualties and wounded, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the regime forces have reopened open Abu al-Duhur crossing in the eastern countryside of Idlib; in order for “the civilians wishing to leave areas of Tahrir al-Sham and the factions to cross towards regime’s areas,” but the crossing -as usual- did not see any civilian heading towards regime forces’-controlled areas, as they do not trust the promises of the Russian and the Syrian regime, this comes in conjunction with the return of air and ground shelling significantly to “Putin – Erdogan” area where the regime forces continue their ground strikes on Kafr Nubl town and its surroundings and other places in the countryside of Maarrat al-Nu’man, and the Syrian Observatory published just before noon that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of a child in missile shelling carried out by the regime forces on Hass village in the southern countryside of Idlib on Saturday morning, while a fighter of Jaysh al-Izza died affected by injuries he had in previous clashes in the “de-escalation” area, while the regime renewed their rocket shelling on several places in the southern and southeastern country of Idlib, which injured more than 7 people, and the Syrian Observatory published this morning that Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored renewed missile shelling after midnight of yesterday and this morning, carried out by the regime forces through tens of rocket shells targeting areas in Kafrsajna, Maarzita, Sheikh Mustafa, Hass, Kafruma, Kafr Nubl, al-Rakaya, al-Tah, Deir Sharqi, and Deir Gharbi in the southern and southeastern countryside of Idlib, and Khalsa area in the southern countryside of Aleppo and Kabani area and al-Teffahiyyeh in the northern Latakia countryside, also the regime forces shelled areas in Sahl al-Ghab at the western countryside of Hama, while the warplanes have been absent since Friday evening, and the Syrian Observatory monitored yesterday evening renewed rocket shelling by the regime ground forces on Maarrat Al-Nu’man city in the southern countryside of Idlib, where the shelling resulted in the death of 2 citizens as well as the injury of 5 others including cases in critical condition which may raise the death toll, thus, it rose to 5, the number of people who were killed today due to the rocket shelling which targeted areas in the southern countryside of Idlib, they are: 3 citizens including a child girl who were killed due to the rocket shelling which targeted Maarrat Al-Nu’man city south of Idlib, and a man and a woman of the same family were killed due to the rocket shelling carried out by the regime forces on Kafr Nubl town in the southern sector of Idlib countryside.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 4140, 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 September 2019, and they are: 1062 civilians including 264 children and 188 citizen women, and they are 228 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 541 including 155 children, 91 women, and 5 members of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 124 people including 21 women and 23 children were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and 81 citizens including 26 children and 15 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 1672 fighters were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s aerial and ground shelling including 1088 of the Jihadis, in addition to killing of 1406 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 September 2019, and Syrian Observatory documented the death of 4665 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 1345 civilians including 345 children under the age of eighteen and 252 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 107 people including 31 children under the age of eighteen and 19 citizen women over the age of eighteen, they were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 1758 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 1123 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 1562 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 4896 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 1428 civilians including 374 children and 266 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 108 people including 31 children and 20 women, were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 1824 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 1225 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 1645 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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