المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Regime forces continue shelling on Maarat Al-Nu’man and its countryside, and more than 110 air strikes target “de-escalation” zone

The regime ground forces shelled Maarrat Al-Nu’man city and Jarjnaz town and its countryside with tens of rockets loaded with cluster bombs and high-explosive missiles, also several helicopters consecutively dropped barrel bombs on Al-Ghadqah town and its vicinity, as well as villages in the eastern countryside of Maarrat Al-Nu’man.

Meanwhile, regime warplanes carried out raids targeting clash areas in the eastern countryside of Maarrat Al-Nu’man, while warplanes of the Russian guarantor bombarded Maarshamsheh village and its vicinity, and areas in the western part of Abu Al-Duhur.

Thus, the number of Russian air strikes on Kusnaya in the southern Aleppo countryside, Qatra and the vicinity of Maarat al-Numan and its eastern countryside, raised to 26. While the number of barrel bombs dropped on Al-Raffa, Abu Habba, Deir Al-Sharqi, Talmannas, Al-Burj al-Tina, the Abandoned Battalion, Sahal and Al-Tah in Idlib countryside, and Kabana in Latakia countryside increased to 48. Also the number of airstrikes carried out by regime warplanes that targeted Ma’rat al-Numan city, Al-Dir Al-Sharqi, Al-Raffa, Maarshourin, Al-Ghadafa, Maasaran, Samkeh and Jarjanaz in Idlib countryside raised to 38.

In the same connection, SOHR documented the death of a citizen due to a raid by the regime’s warplanes on Deir Sharqi town in the countryside of Maarrat Al-Nu’man, another citizen died affected by the injury he had in Russian air strikes targeted Binnish town days ago, while 2 citizens were injured due to Russian air strikes on the vicinity of Kusnaya village in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

In connection to this, fierce clashes have been still continuing between the regime forces, NDF militiamen and “Liwa al-Quds” on one hand, and the factions and jihadi groups on the other, in the south-eastern countryside of Idlib, where the regime forces backed by heavy aerial and ground bombardment to take control of Al-Raffa village raising the number of villages and farms they imposed their control upon since yesterday evening to  at least ten, they are: Um Jalal, Um Twinah, Al-Kharibah, Al-Rabiaa, Al-Sha’ra, Bernan, Sahal, Al-Ferja, Abu Habba and Al-Raffa.

SOHR documented more human losses in the ranks of both parties due to aerial and ground bombardment in the past 24 hours, where it rose to 42, the number of casualties in the ranks of the regime forces and gunmen loyal, while 70 fighters were killed including 13 of the factions and the rest are of the jihadis.

SOHR also documented the killing of five members of regime forces and allied militiamen, today in Latakia countryside, while fending off attempts to advancement into Kbanai area and the hill of Al-Haddadah in Jabal Al-Akrad.

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