المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

With intensive preliminary shelling .. factions and jihadi groups start a counterattack on positions into which the regime forces advanced recently in the south-eastern countryside of Idlib

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was informed that the factions of “National Liberation Front” with jihadi groups, started a counterattack on areas into which the regime forces advanced recently in the south-eastern countryside, where the fiercest clashes are taking place between the factions and jihadists on one hand, and the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them on the other, in the areas of I’jaz, Al-Mshirfah and Um Al-Khalakhil, amid intensive shelling by the factions on positions of the regime in the area.

This attack comes after preparations by the factions during the recent days.

In the same context, 4 fighters of the factions and Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham were killed in clashes against the regime forces yesterday after midnight, in the area of Tal Al-Damm south-east of Idlib.

With the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 4663, 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 November 2019, and they are: 1205 civilians including 305 children and 218 citizen women, and they are 299 including 67 children and 55 women, and 9 of the civil defense and 6 of the ambulance team were killed in Russian aerial bombardment on the countryside of Idlib and Hama, and 91 including 19 women and 15 children were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 549 including 157 children, 93 women, and 5 members of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 175 people including 35 women and 36 children were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and 91 citizens including 30 children and 16 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 1853 fighters were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s aerial and ground shelling including 1203 of the Jihadis, in addition to killing of 1605 members of the regime forces in targeting and shelling by jihadi groups and factions.

During the period between the 15th of February 2019; the date of the meeting of “Rouhani – Erdogan – Putin” until the 30th of November 2019, and Syrian Observatory documented the death of 5189 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 1488 civilians including 386 children under the age of eighteen and 282 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 117 people including 33 children under the age of eighteen and 20 citizen women over the age of eighteen, they were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 1939 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 1236 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 1762 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 5423 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 1571 civilians including 415 children and 296 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 118 people including 33 children and 21 women, were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 2006 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 1340 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 1846 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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