المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Opposition factions and jihadis attack regime positions east of Saraqib capturing a new village

The Syrian Observatory activists monitored fierce clashes on frontlines in the eastern countryside of Idlib, following a counter attack by factions and jihadi groups on the regime-controlled villages of Tal Musaytif and Tal Khatra, east of Saraqib.

The clashes were accompanied by violent and intensive rocket shelling, amid information about casualties in the ranks of both warring forces.

Reliable SOHR sources confirmed that the factions managed to take control of Tal Musaytif.

On the other hand, the Russian warplanes executed more raids on the western countryside of Aleppo, bringing the number of today’s airstrikes to 39, through which they targeted Uwayjil, Kafr Naha, Atarib and its vicinity, Anjara, Al-Qasimiyah, Kafr Halab, Darat Izza, Sallum, Al-Kammari and Kafr Nuran.

The Observatory activists documented the death of a civilian affected by the injury he had two days ago in bombardment by regime warplane on Idlib city. Accordingly the death toll of the massacre committed there to 20 civilians including three children and a civil defense member.

With the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 1,558, the number of people who were killed since the last agreement of “Putin – Erdogan” on the 31st of August 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 today, and they are: 399 civilians including 107 children and 72 citizen women, and they are 143 including 45 children and 24 women were killed in Russian aerial bombardment on the countryside of Idlib and Hama, and 21 including three women and seven children were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 117 including 21 children 19 women were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 92 people including 23 women and 28 children were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and 26 citizens including six children and three women were killed in shelling by the factions on regime forces’-controlled areas in Aleppo and its countryside and the countryside of Hama, while at least 548 fighters were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s aerial and ground shelling including 398 of the Jihadis, in addition to killing of 611 members of the regime forces in targeting and shelling by jihadi groups and factions.

It rose to at least 5,659, 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 today, and they are: 1,444 civilians including 367 children and 258 citizen women, and they are 369 including 89 children and 67 women, and nine of the civil defense and six of the ambulance team were killed in Russian aerial bombardment on the countryside of Idlib and Hama, and 109 including 22 women and 22 children were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 655 including 176 children, 109 women, and six members of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 206 people including 43 women and 48 children were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and 106 citizens including 32 children and 17 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 2,213 fighters were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s aerial and ground shelling including 1,485 of the Jihadis, in addition to killing of 2,002 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 today; the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 6,185 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 1,727 civilians including 448 children under the age of eighteen and 322 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 132 people including 35 children under the age of eighteen and 21 citizen women over the age of eighteen, they were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 2,299 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 1,517 fighters of the “Jihadis” and 2,159 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 6,419 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 1,810 civilians including 475 children and 336 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 133 people including 35 children and 22 women, were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 2,366 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 1,621 of the “Jihadi” fighters, and 2,243 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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