112 air strikes targeted Idlib yesterday, and 23 citizens killed by regime warplanes and its ground forces, in the highest daily toll of air strikes and casualties since the recent Putin-Erdogan agreement.
SOHR reported the death of a citizen and injuries caused by a Russian air strike that targeted Al-Dir Sharqi village in the eastern countryside of Maarat al-Numan after midnight Tuesday – Wednesday, while this morning, the Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes on Al-Halba and Babolin village in the south and south-east of Idlib countryside, as also the regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs on Rafeh village in Maarat al-Numan countryside, while yesterday, Tuesday, saw the highest toll of casualties and aerial bombardment within “de-escalation” area since the last agreement of “Putin-Erdogan” cease-fire at the end of August, where the Russians and the regime warplanes targeted Idlib province with more than 110 air strikes, which killed at least 23 civilians, and regime warplanes committed two massacres in Talmans and Masaran in the southeastern countryside of Idlib. In addition to a massacre in Bdama town in the western countryside of Idlib by ground strikes from observatories in latakia countryside.
As more casualties have been reported, the number of people killed since the last “Putin-Erdogan” agreement on August 31 to December 18, raised to 867 , they are 253 civilians, including 72 children and 52 women killed by the regime and Russian “guarantor” aircrafts, as well as ground bombardments and targets. They are 104, including 35 children and 19 women, in the Russian air strikes on Idlib and Hama countryside, and 17, including 3 women and 6 children were killed in barrel bombs by helicopters, and 47, including 6 children and 9 women were killed in the targeting of regime warplanes, and 71 people, including 19 women and 20 children were killed in ground shelling by the regime, and 14 civilians, including 5 children and 2 women were killed by the factions shelling on the regime-held areas In Aleppo city and its countryside and Hama countryside, in the same period, at least 291 fighters were killed by the regime and Russians in aerial and ground strikes and in clashes , including 192 jihadists, in addition to the deaths of 323 members of regime forces and allied militants in targeting, bombing, explosions and clashes with jihadist groups and factions.
The death toll since the start of the most violent escalation in the “de-escalation” zone on April 30, as of December 17, raised to 4,968, including 1298 civilians, including 332 children and 238 women were killed by the regime and Russian “guarantor” warplanes, in addition to bombardment and ground targets, they are 330, including 79 children, 62 women, 9 civil defense and 6 of the emergency service by the Russian air strikes in both Idlib and Hama countryside, and 105, including 22 women and 21 children were killed in barrel bombs by helicopters, 584 including 160 children, 99 women and 5 members of the rescue teams were killed also in targeting by the regime warplanes. A further 185 people, including 39 women and 41 children, were killed in ground bombardments carried out by regime forces, and 94 civilans, including 31 children and 16 women were killed by the factions shelling on Saqalbya, Qamhanah, Al-Rasif, Aziziya, Karnaz, Jurin, Al-Nairb camp and other neighborhoods in Aleppo city and its southern countryside, In the same period, at least 1,956 fighters were killed by the regime and Russian air and ground strikes and clashes, including 1,279 jihadists, in addition to 1,714 regime forces and allied militants killed in targets, bombings, explosions and clashes with jihadist groups and factions.
During the period between the 15th of February 2019, the date of the meeting of “Ruhani – Erdogan – Putin” until the 18th of December 2019, the Syrian Observatory reported the deaths and killing of 5494 people in the Russian –Turkish truce areas, they are 1581 civilians including 413 children and 302 women, they were killed by the Russian air strikes and the rocket shelling by the regime forces and the factions, and among the death toll of civilians is 120 people including 34 children and 20 women were killed in shell launched by the factions on the regime-held areas, and 2042 fighters were killed in different circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 1311 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 1871 of the regime forces and allied militias.
SOHR also reported since the start of the Russian – Turkish truce the deaths of 5730 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 1664 civilians including 442 children and 316 women, were killed in shelling by the regime forces and the allied militias , targeting, and bombardment by warplanes, and among them there are 121 people including 34 children and 21 women, were killed in by shell launched by the factions, and 2109 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 1415 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 1955 members of the regime forces and allied militias.