The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

IED explosion in Harem town leaves many injured

Idlib Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR sources reported hearing a loud explosion this morning in Harem town, north of Idlib province on the border with Iskenderun. An IED went off in a car in the town injuring two persons in addition to causing material damage.

On January 23, Observatory activists documented the killing of a civilian from Marshmarin town in Idlib countryside. His body was found dumped on the road between al-Birat Armanaz town and Kafr Takharim with marks of gunshots on.

As more fatalities were documented, the number of people who have been killed in the countryside of Idlib, Aleppo, and Hama since the 26th of April 2018, the date of starting the security chaos to be escalated in these provinces, rose to 615. They were assassinated by bomb attacks, IED detonations, gunfire, abductions and then killing and throwing the bodies in remote areas. The fatalities were distributed as follows:

  • A fighter in Turkistan Islamic Party

  • The wife of an Uzbek commander and another child was with her

  • The attorney-general of the Ministry of Justice of the Salvation Government

  • 172 civilians, including 21 children and 16 women

  • 375 fighters of Syrian nationality belong to Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, al-Sham Corps, the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham, Jaysh al-Izza, and other factions operating in Idlib

  • 66 fighters of Somali, Uzbek, Asian, Gulf, Jordanian, Turkish and Caucasian nationalities.

Meanwhile, the assassination attempts have injured tens of people with varying severity.