Timeline | Recent developments across Syria
June 20, 2021
-Syrian Observatory sources have reported that Russian jets executed today tens of raids on Syrian desert, targeting various areas in Hama and Homs deserts and Jabal al-Bashry area with over 60 airstrikes. The Russian airstrikes coincided with regime forces’ ongoing campaign for searching for ISIS cells hideouts in the region.
-SOHR activists have documented, on Saturday night, death of two SDF-backed militants after the explosion of a land mine believed to be planted by ISIS, in al-Shula neighborhood southern Deir Ezzor province.
-SOHR activists reported death of a child after sustaining wounds in a rocket fire by “al-Fatah al-Mubeen” faction operation room that targeted Joureen neighborhood under control of the regime in western Hama countryside in the early today morning .
-Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activists have reported nigh clashes between “Jaish al-Nokhba” and “Soqour al-Sham” factions after “Jaish al-Nokhba” targeted by heavy weapons a checkpoint of the other faction near Amr Samo village in the neighborhood of Shiran in northwest Afrin. The clashes left three from both factions wounded while reasons for the fighting remained unknown.
-SOHR activists have reported that several positions in the suburbs of Tel Refaat and Ain Daqna villages in Kurdish held areas in north Aleppo countryside came under artillery fire by Turkish forces and their proxy factions, but no information have been reported about casualties.
-As Turkish intelligence and its proxies continue their arbitrarily arrest of civilians in “Olive Branch areas, SOHR sources have reported that Turkish intelligence escorted by military police arrested, on June 17, two siblings kids from Jaqla Wastani village in Sheikh Hadid district in Afrin countryside, a woman and another civilian.
SDF held areas
-A body of a handcuffed civilian who was killed in a shooting from Zyban countryside has been found near primitive oil refineries in the neighborhood of al-Zoubian countryside in eastern Deir Ezzor countryside.
-Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activists have reported on Sunday entry of new ferries of the International Coalition towards the Syrian territories. Almost 25 ferries entered via al-Waleed border crossing with Iraqi Kurdistan, and moved towards the International Coalition military bases in Romyal and Tal Nayder in al-Hasakah province. It is worth noting that the ferries that carried logistic and military equipment are the second in four days.
-SOHR activists have monitored a Russian patrol has intercepted a US patrol at M4 highway at the entrance of Tal Tadmur town in north al-Hasakah countryside. The US patrol was prevented from entering Tal Tadmur after the Russians have deployed armed vehicles in the road which forced the US patrol that was escorted with SDF-backed military vehicle to withdraw.
-SOHR activists have documented the death of a member of opposition factions and the injury of others due to regime forces’ shelling which targeted factions’ positions in Fleifal in the southern countryside of Idlib. On the other hand, Ansar al-Islam faction renewed its shelling on the frontlines of Jurin town in Sahl al-Ghab in the north-western countryside of Hama, but no casualties have been reported so far.
-SOHR activists reported the death of a child after sustaining wounds in a rocket fire by “al-Fatah al-Mubeen” faction operation room that targeted Joureen neighborhood
-SOHR activists reported, in early Sunday, shelling of rocket fire by “al-Fatah al-Mubeen” operation room in the neighborhood of Joureen stationed under the control of the regime forces in western Hama countryside which wounded a man and two children and also caused material losses.