The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

“De-escalation zone” | Civilian killed by regime bombardment on village in Aleppo countryside

SOHR sources have reported that a young man was killed in heavy artillery fire by regime forces on Ibzimu town in the western countryside of Aleppo in “Putin-Erdogan” area. The bombardment also caused material damage to civilian properties.


It is worth noting that the “de-escalation zone” experiences frequent gunfire, infiltration operations and exchange of bombardment between regime forces and opposition factions.


Since early 2023, SOHR has documented 58 operations in the “de-escalation zone,” including attacks, gunfire by snipers and bombardment, which left 126 combatants and civilians dead. In addition, these operations left over 76 combatants and 22 civilians, including two women and other children, injured.


The fatalities can be distributed as follows:


  • Six civilians were killed by regime forces.


  • 87 members of regime forces, including six officers.


  • 30 members of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham, including a French jihadist.


  • Two members of the jihadist faction of “Ansar Al-Tawheed.


  • One member of “Ahrar Al-Sham” movement.