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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Timeline | Recent developments across Syria

 

June16, 2021

 

 

Regime-controlled areas

 

SOHR sources have reported that a landmine exploded in a vehicle carrying four members of the regime’s “political security” branch nearby Deir Adas town in the northern countryside of Daraa. The explosion has killed two members and injured the others.

 

SOHR activists have reported that clashes with machineguns erupted between two tribes in Al-Jiza town in eastern Daraa. According to local sources, the clashes flared as a result of a dispute over the possession of a piece of land. The clashes resulted in the injury of a child, along with the mediation of 5th Corps members to break up the clashes between the two sides.

 

SOHR has reported that the military security services affiliated to Syrian regime arrested dozens of young males in a security campaign with the aim to drive them to mandatory service in Mayadeen, Al-Asharar and Sabikhyan in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

 

ussian fighter jets and regime jets and helicopters have successively executed intensive airstrikes on the countryside of Homs and Hama in the Syrian Desert.

 

SOHR activists have monitored that the Russian fighter jets have executed over 100 airstrikes in the last 48 hours. Moreover, five regime fighter jets carried out over 15 other raids on the eastern countryside of Homs, while helicopters dropped 16 barrel bombs, rising the number of airstrikes during the last 48 hours to at least 130.

 

On the other hand, regime military reinforcements arrived in the countryside of Hama from various areas in Syria. Meanwhile regime forces opened headquarters in Oqairbat district in the eastern countryside of Hama and strengthened its military presence in Al-Hadaj village in Oqairbat district, as it is located near Salmiya desert. Also, regime forces secured a military passage towards desert and al-Belaas mountains.

 

 

Aleppo

 

SOHR activists in “Euphrates Shield” areas have documented the injury of a member of the Turkish-backed ” National Army” after the explosion of a landmine on a frontline in Tadef city in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.

 

SOHR activists have reported that tens of high school students arranged a vigil against the Education Ministry of the Syrian Interim Government, protesting the difficulty of math final exam, where students gathered in front of the ministry’s headquarters in the Free Aleppo University in Azaz city.

 

 

SDF held areas

 

SOHR sources in east Euphrates region have reported an airdrop by US-led International Coalition Forces in al-Shuhayl town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where they arrested an ISIS member from al-Baghouz and killed another member from the same town.

 

Shortly before the airdrop, Coalition helicopters have struck rafts and ferries used for smuggling at the river crossings in al-Shuhayl as a part of attempts to put an end to smuggling operations in regime-controlled areas.

 

 

“Peace Spring” areas

SOHR activists have reported the death of one member of al-Hamza Division affected by the injuries he sustained last night, while a group of Turkish backed factions was attempting to sneak into an agricultural project and steal its contents near al-Arisha village in the countryside of Tel Tamr northern al-Hasakah.

 

According to SOHR sources, armed clashes erupted between SDF and members of Turkish backed factions, after the factions’ members crossed the area separating their controlled areas from SDF-held areas, which resulted in the injury of three fighters of al-Hamza division before they retreated to their positions.

 

De-escalation zone

 

SOHR sources have reported that several rockets fired by regime forces hit the perimeter of a Turkish post in Sarjeh village in Jabal al-Zawiya. Meanwhile, Turkish forces and factions of “al-Fath al-Mubin” responded to the rocket fire by shelling regime positions in Kafr Nebl and other positions in the southern and eastern countryside of Idlib with tens of rockets and artillery shells. However, no casualties have been reported.

SOHR sources reported earlier this morning ongoing bombardment by regime forces, although it was relatively subsided. Regime forces targeted this morning, with rockets and artillery shells, positions in al-Bara, Fulayfel, Ain Larouz, al-Fterah, Bayanin, Sfuhen in the southern countryside of Idlib, al-Ankawi and al-Ziyyarah in Sahl al-Ghab in the north-western countryside of Hama.

 

On the other hand, factions of “al-Fath al-Mubin” operations room shelled regime positions in Maarrat Harma frontlines in southern Idlib, but no casualties were reported.

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