The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Two separate attacks | Three regime soldiers killed and wounded by opposition factions in “de-escalation zone”

A regime soldier was shot dead by a sniper of a faction of “Al-Fath Al-Mubin” operations room on Basartoun town in the western countryside of Aleppo.


Meanwhile, two other soldiers were injured, after having been shot by a sniper of the HTS-backed “Liwaa Abu Bakr Al-Sediq” on Kafr Nebl frontline in the southern countryside of Idlib in the “de-escalation zone.” The two soldiers were taken to the hospital.


Earlier this morning, regime forces fired artillery shells on positions in Tqad and Bahfees village in the western countryside of Aleppo, the surrounding areas of Al-Ziyyarah town in the western countryside of Hama and the villages of Al-Fterah, Fulayfel, Sfuhen and Al-Dar Al-Kaberah in southern Idlib. However, no casualties have been reported.


Since early 2023, SOHR has documented 154 operations in the “de-escalation zone,” including attacks, gunfire by snipers and bombardment, which left 233 combatants and civilians dead. In addition, these operations left over 129 combatants and 49 civilians, including seven women and other children, injured.


The fatalities can be distributed as follows:


  • 12 civilians were killed by regime forces, including a woman and two children.


  • A little girl killed in bombardment by Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham.


  • 166 members of regime forces, including nine officers.


  • An Afghan militiaman of “Liwaa Fatemiyoun.”


  • A member of the Syrian Hezbollah.


  • 44 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.


  • One member of “Al-Sham Corps.”


  • One member of “Hurras Al-Din” organisation.


  • The Commander-in-chief of Russian Special Tasks Forces.


  • A militiaman of the Iranian-backed “Liwaa Al-Baqer.”


  • A member of “Soqour Al-Sham.”