المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

With intense shelling, regime forces control two strategic villages and advance to the Turkish point’s outskirts approaching Maarrat al-Nu’man city

The violent clashes are still taking place between the rebel factions and the jihadi factions and between the forces and militiamen loyal to them in the Maarrat al-Nu’man countryside, where the regime forces are trying to advance towards Maarrat al-Nu’man city from the southeastern side, after they controlled the towns of Deir Sharqi and Deir Gharbi in the southeastern countryside of Idlib, which are the key to the control Maarrat al-Nu’man city from the southeastern side due to the high hills. Thus, the regime became four km away from Maarrat al-Nu’man city and became on the outskirts of the Turkish point in Maarhtat, in the same context, seven members of the regime forces were killed during clashes and shelling by factions on their gatherings in al-Tah town, also 16 fighters of the jihadi factions were killed in clashes and heavy shelling.

In the same context, violent clashes are taking place in the vicinity of Aleppo city in Menyan town and Ikthar al-Bithar area in the western countryside of Aleppo, but no information about casualties so far.

Several areas of Aleppo and Idlib countryside are witnessing the continuation of airstrikes for the tenth consecutive day of the new military operations escalation on “Putin-Erdogan” area, where regime’s helicopters dropped barrel bombs on areas of Aleppo countryside, also the Russian warplanes carried out several raids targeting the southern countryside of Aleppo and in Jabal al-Zawiyah in Idlib countryside, and regime’s warplanes bombed areas in the eastern countryside of Idlib as well.

The number of raids carried out by Russian jets since the morning increased to 46, during which places in Hass, Ma’ardabsa, Abu Jreif, Khan al-Subul, Serja, Telmens and Hantotin in rural Idlib, the vicinity of the 46th regiment, Ma’arat al-Artiq, al-Mansoura, al-Rashidin, Icarda, Kafr Naha, Khan al-Asal, Um Atabeh and Anadan in Aleppo were all targeted.

While the number of barrels-bomb dropped by regime helicopters increased to 38 on places in Ehssim, Ma’arat al-Numan, Hantoin, Deir Sunbol, Hass, Talmanes, Ma’ar Shorin, al-Ghadfeh and Kafr Rouma in rural Idlib, Tall Shoihneh, northwest of Aleppo, and Khan Toman in the south.

The number of raids carried out by regime jets increased to 28, targeting Saraqeb, Ma’rat al-Numan, Benin, Serja, the outskirt of Saraqeb and Damascus-Aleppo International highway.

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