Regime forces approach Saraqib town, and 31 villages and towns fell in less than five days, and death toll of Kafrlateh massacre rises to 10
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the increase of the death toll of the Russian airstrikes on Kafrlateh village today to 10 civilians including a child, and about 20 others including women and children were injured.
The Syrian Observatory documented the death of a citizen in bombing by regime’s warplanes on Saraqib town.
Meanwhile, violent clashes are still taking place in countryside of Aleppo and Idlib, where the regime forces are trying to advance towards Saraqib city after controlling the towns of Mardebseh and Khan al-Sobol in the southern countryside of Idlib.
In Aleppo, the town of Khan Tuman is witnessing violent clashes between the regime forces and between the factions, while the regime forces took control of 5 areas: Khan Tuman warehouses, Tal al-Zeitoun, the 5th al-Rashedin, Masaken al-Sehafiyyen, and Marata).
In Idlib, the regime forces took control of Khan al-Sobol town, Mardebseh, al-Qhriyyeh, Jaradah, Rowayha, and large parts of Khan al-Sobol town, thus, the regime became less than seven km away from the strategic town of Saraqib, amid continuous battles there.
Since Friday evening, the regime forces have imposed their control over 31 villages and towns: Telmans, Ma’ar Shmasha, Deir Sharqi, Deir Al-Gharbi, Ma’ar Shmarin, Ma’rata, Al-Ghadfa, Ma’ar Shourin Al-Za’alana, Al-Dana, Tal Sheikh, Sawami’e, Khirbet Mezyan, Masaran, Bsida, Taqana, Babolin, Kafr Bassin, Marhatat, Hamidia, Dar Al-Salaam, Salhia, Kafruma, Maarrat Al-Nu’man city, Wadi Al-Daif, Hantutin, Al-Jarrada, Al-Ruwayha and Al-Qahiryah, Khan al-Sobol town, Mardebseh).
This brings the number of Russian strikes to 88, they targeted Bsaqla, Hass, Kafr Nubl, and the southern countryside of Aleppo.
The number of strikes by regime warplanes also increased to 33, targeting Kafr Amim, Mardebseh, Khan al-Sobol, and areas in Jabal al-Zawiya.
The number of barrel bombs dropped by helicopters on Kafr Amim and the southern countryside of Aleppo has also risen to 14.
Observatory activists also documented gross human losses in the ranks of both warring forces who have been killed in bombardment and fierce clashes since the evening of the 24th of January 2020, they are 140 jihadis among 179 opposition fighters were killed so far, in addition to the killing of 140 regime soldiers and loyalists.