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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Helicopters consecutively drop barrel bombs on Marat al-Numan countryside as fighting continues, nearly 80 air strikes target the “de-escalation” zone

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the deaths of a citizen, as a result of a raid by regime warplanes, which targeted Deir al-Sharqi town in Maarat al-Numan countryside, and a citizen was killed in a russian air strikes targeting Binnsh town a few days ago, and two citizens were injured by Russian air strikes on the outskirts of Kosnia village in the southern Aleppo countryside.

While, fighting continues in the southeastern countryside of Idlib, between regime forces and allied armed men on the one hand, and factions and jihadist groups on the other, where several helicopters consecutively dropped barrel bombs targeting the vicinity of both Al-Rifa and Abu Bahaba villages in eastern Idlib countryside, thus, The number of barrel bombs dropped at Al-Rifa, Abu Ba’ad, Deir Al-Sharqi, Talmens, Al-Burj al-Tina, the abandoned battalion, Sahal and Al-Tah in Idlib countryside, and Kabana in Latakia countryside increased to 32, the number of airstrikes carried out by regime warplanes targeting the cities of Ma’rat al-Numan and Al-Dir Al-Sharqi, Al-Rafa, Maar shorin, Al-Ghadafa, Marshorin, Samkeh and Jarjanaz in Idlib countryside raised to 29.

While Russian warplanes bombed Kosnia in the southern Aleppo countryside, katra and the vicinity of Maarat al-Numan and its eastern countryside, raising the number of raids to 18, while the violent clashes continue along the contact lines that regime forces advanced to this morning, where regime forces with intensive air and ground support were able to take over more areas, raising the number of villages that have been taken over since yesterday evening until the moment to at least 9, Um Jalal, Um Al-Twaina, Al-Khariba, Rabia, Al-Sharaa, Bernan, Sahal, Al-Farja and Abu Habeh. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented further casualties between both sides of fighting as a result of air and ground bombardment and clashes, rising the death toll to 30 of regime forces and allied militants, as well as to 51 fighters who have killed, 9 of the factions while the rest were jihadists.

As more casualties have been reported, the number of people killed since the last “Putin-Erdogan” agreement on August 31 to date, raised to 967, 272 civilians, including 75 children and 56 women killed by regime and Russian “guarantor” aircrafts, as well as ground bombardments and targets. 112, including 37 children and 21 women were killed in Russian air strikes on Idlib and Hama countryside, 19, including 3 women and 6 children were killed in barrel bombs by helicopters, 50, including 6 children and 10 women were killed in the targeting of regime warplanes, 77 people, including 20 women and 21 children were killed in ground shelling by the regime, 14 civilians, including 5 children and 2 women were killed by factions shelling on the regime-held areas In Aleppo city and its countryside and Hama countryside, in the same period, at least 342 fighters were killed by the regime and Russians in aerial and ground strikes and in clashes , including 234 jihadists, in addition to 353 members of regime forces and allied militants were killed 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 to date, raised to 5068, including 1317 civilians, including 335 children and 242 women were killed by the regime and Russian “guarantor” warplanes, in addition to bombardment and ground targets. 338, including 81 children, 64 women, 9 civil defense and 6 of the emergency service by the Russian air strikes in both Idlib and Hama countryside, 107, including 22 women and 21 children were killed in barrel bombs by helicopters, 586 including 161 children, 100 women and 5 members of the rescue teams were killed also in targeting by the regime warplanes. A further 191 people, including 40 women and 41 children, were killed in ground bombardments carried out by regime forces, 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 2007 fighters were killed by the regime and Russian air and ground strikes and clashes, including 1321 jihadists, in addition to 1744 of 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 today, the Syrian Observatory reported the death toll of 5594 people in the Russian –Turkish truce areas, 1600 civilians including 416 children and 306 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 there is 120 people including 34 children and 20 women were killed in shell launched by the factions on the regime-held areas, and 2093 fighters were killed in different circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 1353 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 1901 of regime forces and allied militias.

SOHR also reported since the start of the Russian – Turkish truce the deaths of 5828 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement,1683 civilians including 445 children and 320 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 2160 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 1457 of the “Jihadi” fighters, 1985 members of the regime forces and allied militias.

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