المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Timeline | Recent developments across Syria

 

 

June 13, 2021

 

Regime-controlled areas

 

 

-SOHR activists have reported that an old landmine exploded in al-Sahari neighbourhood in Daraa city, which injured a civilian who was taken to the hospital. It is worth noting that the area, where the landmine exploded, is located near a regime military checkpoint.

 

-SOHR activists in Daraa province have reported that unknown gunmen fired an RPG shell on a military post hosting former opposition fighters who joined the 4th Division after striking reconciliation deals. The attack took place in al-Kunsarwah area in the surrounding areas of al-Muzayreb in the western countryside of Daraa. However, no casualties have been reported.

-SOHR activists have reported that an old landmine exploded in al-Sahari neighbourhood in Daraa city, which injured a civilian who was taken to the hospital. It is worth noting that the area, where the landmine exploded, is located near a regime military checkpoint.

 

Aleppo

-Death toll of the massacre committed in Afrin is increasing further, as SOHR activists have documented more fatalities as well as the death of injured people affected by their injuries. SOHR activists have documented the death of 21 people so far, and the fatalities were distributed as follows:

 

  • 17 civilians, including a female and her baby, three female medics, a doctor, another woman and a little girl.

 

  • A commander of Suleiman Shah faction.

 

  • Two members of Suleiman Shah faction.

 

  • A police officer.

 

These people were killed in a massacre committed by regime forces stationed in al-Ziyyarah and Ibbin in the north-western countryside of Aleppo, which targeted several positions in Afrin city. Most of deaths were in al-Sheffa hospital in Afrin city, which was targeted directly. The death toll is expected to rise further as the attack left over 23 persons injured, some seriously, including women and children. It is worth noting that there were four officials of SAMS and Shafaq organizations among the total death toll.

 

-Reliable sources in Afrin have also told SOHR that the civil and military police have been deployed in the hospital and surrounding areas, preventing media activists from the city from covering the attack, and they expelled everyone holding cameras. However, some pictures and video clips have been taken with mobile phones by civilians living in areas near the targeted site or by people who were near the hospital when the attack occurred.

 

-SOHR activists have reported that medics and some civil organizations in both cities of Idlib in Idlib province and Mare’ in the countryside of Aleppo staged a vigil this evening, protesting the repeated targeting of hospitals, especially the latest bloody attack on al-Shifaa Hospital yesterday, Saturday, in Afrin city in the countryside of Aleppo, which left dozens of casualties including medics.

 

 

SDF held areas

-SOHR activists in Deir Ezzor have reported that Syria Democratic Forces have stormed river crossings in al-Shuhail town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor where they opened fire on ferries used for smuggling goods and people from SDF-held areas to regime-controlled areas on the river’s opposite bank.

-SOHR activists have reported outbreak of fires in large spaces of farmlands planted with wheat in the eastern countryside of al-Qamishli on the Syria-Turkey border, after the Turkish border guard forces “Jandarma” targeted them with incendiary bullets. Meanwhile, Turkish Jandarma’s indiscriminate gunfire have prevented fire brigades from reaching the farmlands and extinguish the fires.

 

This is the second attack of its kind in a week, as the Turkish Jandarma had opened fire on farmlands in eastern al-Qamishli, breaking out fire in large spaces there.

OHR sources have reported that a child sustained serious injuries and taken to hospital, after the explosion of an old landmine in the SDF-hled village of al-Shannan in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. Three days ago, SOHR activists documented the death of a child in the explosion of an old landmine in al-Shahabat village in western Deir Ezzor.

 

De-escalation zone

-SOHR activists in the “de-escalation zone” have reported rocket attacks by regime forces, this morning, on frontlines in Jabal al-Turkman in the northern countryside of Latakia as well as several towns and villages in Jabal al-Zawiyahin southern Idlib. No casualties have been reported.

 

-SOHR activists have reported that regime forces shelled, with heavy artillery, the village of Magharat Alya and the vicinity of al-Nayrab town near frontlines of Saraqeb city in the countryside of Idlib, “al-Fateh al-Mubin” operations room fired several rockets on regime positions in Tallat Rashu in al-Tuffahiyyah mountain in northern Latakia , while regime forces shelled the villages of Shamroran, Shamir Tahtani, Zaytouna and Kiliz in Jabal Al-Turkman in the northern countryside of Latakia.

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