Second day in row | Russians impose cautious calm in north-west Al-Hassakeh countryside following injury of six regime soldiers • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Second day in row | Russians impose cautious calm in north-west Al-Hassakeh countryside following injury of six regime soldiers

For the second consecutive day, the areas in the northern and north-western countryside of Al-Hasakah see cautious calm imposed by the Russians amid a sharp decline in artillery and rocket shelling from Al-Darbasiyah countryside through Tel Tamr countryside and into Abu Rasin/Zarkan countryside.

This cautious calm comes following the injury of six regime soldiers by Turkish ground bombardment on Umm Al-Kif village in Tel Tamr countryside, north-west of Al-Hasakah, the day before yesterday, after the majority of the population of the region was displaced to safer areas.

It is worth noting that the above-mentioned areas are witnessing daily flights by Russian helicopters and warplanes. However, no rocket shells hit any of these areas. This comes after heavily and continuously shelling on these areas for over 20 days.

On May 4, SOHR activists monitored the displacement of most residents of Abu Rasin (Zarkan) town, following the intensified shelling on wide areas of the town, where Turkish forces and their proxies fired artillery shells and rocket launchers on the area.

According to reliable SOHR sources, the residents of villages in Abu Rasin (Zarkan) town were displaced to safer areas, after vital facilities, schools and houses were directly targeted. However, few residents still hide in the area waiting to harvest their crops.

SOHR activists reported that almost 85% of the residents were displaced from the area.