The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Regime attack | Forces intensify shelling on Jabal al-Zawiya, and target town with over 65 shells and missiles

SOHR sources have reported that regime forces intensified their ground shelling on Jabal al-Zawiya in southern countryside of Idlib, specifically on the town of Al-Fatira, targeting the town with more than 65 rocket and artillery shells within minutes. No casualties have been reported to date.

SOHR activists say that regime forces shelled areas in Al-Ankawi and Qulaydin in Sahl Al-Ghab, north-west of Hama, al-Fatira, Kansafra, Safohin, Kaddura, Majdalia, Fleifel and Benin in southern Idlib countryside, but no casualties have been reported so far. Meanwhile, Russian reconnaissance drones were seen flying over the region.

Yesterday, Syrian Observatory activists confirmed that Russian jets executed several airstrikes using high-explosive missiles on several positions, believed to be military positions, nearby Armanaz town in the western countryside of Idlib. No further details have been reported yet about the number of casualties and material damage. Meanwhile, reconnaissance drones were seen flying over the area.

It is worth noting that this is the second round of Russian airstrikes in two consecutive days, as SOHR sources reported two days ago that Russian fighter jets executed three airstrikes at least on the north-western countryside of Idlib, targeting military positions in the north-west of Harbanoush village and the surrounding areas of Qurqania village. These airstrikes, which left several rebels injured, were the first Russian aerial operations on the “de-escalation zone” since early December 2020.