The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Artillery fire | Civilians injured in regime bombardment on positions in Idlib countryside

SOHR sources have reported that three civilians were injured in artillery fire by regime forces on the surrounding areas of Afes town in the eastern countryside of Idlib in “Putin-Erdogan” area, and they were taken to the hospital.


Since early 2023, SOHR has documented 275 operations in the “de-escalation zone,” including attacks, gunfire by snipers and bombardment, which left 425 combatants and civilians dead. In addition, these operations left over 214 combatants and 98 civilians, including 13 women and 32 children, injured.


The fatalities can be distributed as follows:


  • 32 civilians, including four women, nine children and a civil defence member, were killed by regime forces.


  • 303 members of regime forces, including 19 officers.


  • An Afghan militiaman of “Liwaa Fatemiyoun.”


  • A member of the Syrian Hezbollah.


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


  • 13 members of the jihadist faction of “Ansar Al-Tawhid.”


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


  • Two members 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.”


  • A member of the “National Liberation Front.”