Russian warplanes carried out a massacre on the outskirts of Maarat al-Numan, at least seven civilians killed, as regime forces continue their accelerated advances southeast of Idlib
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported a massacre carried out by Russian warplanes targeted a gathering of displaced people on the outskirts of Ma’rat al-Numan city in the southern sector of the Idlib countryside.7 persons were killed while trying to flee to other areas.
The regime forces are within striking distance of besieging Turkish observation post in Al-Sarman, where opposition factions and jihadist groups withdrew from Abu Makki village, according to the Syrian Observatory sources.
Apparently, the Turkish post will face the same fate as Morek’s post in the northern countryside of Hama, while violent fighting continues between the two sides, in conceding with rapid advancement by regime forces with intensive air and ground support. , raising the number of areas regime forces have controlled since the start of the military operation on Thursday evening, 19th of this month, to 21 areas, including Um Jalal, Um Al-Tweena, Al-Khariba, Al-Rabia, Al-Shaara, Bernan, Sahal, Al-Farjeh, Abu Habeh, Al-Rafeh, Al-Sarj, Haran, Al-Sayyadi, Tal Dam, Katra, Al-Brisa, Tal Al Sheikh, Mazraat-Al Ali, Al Burj,Al Haraki and Al Mindar, Tahtaya, Karsatna, Al Maasruna and Sakiya.
The death toll among regime forces since after midnight, raised to 13, while the number of casualties of factions and jihadists raised to 19 persons who have been killed, bringing the death toll of both sides since the beginning of the fighting yesterday evening to 180 persons, 74 members of the regime and its allied militias, 106 fighters, including 21 of opposition factions, while the rest are jihadists.