The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

“Putin-Erdogan” area | Civilian killed in regime bombardment on residential neighbourhoods in Idlib countryside

A civilian was killed and another was injured due to an attack by regime forces on the residential neighbourhoods in Taftanaz town in Idlib countryside.


Earlier today, SOHR sources reported that regime forces stationed in Al-Talhiyah village fired a heat-seeking missile on a house in Taftanaz town in Idlib countryside, where a person was injured and the house was burned down.


It Is worth noting that there is a Turkish base at the military airport on the vicinity of Taftnaz town to the east of Idlib city.


Meanwhile, SOHR sources reported that Russian warplanes carried out eight strikes on military headquarters and their vicinity in Idlib countryside, where they launched three strikes on Moaskarat area near the camps of displaced people in Al-Sheikh Bahir, three strikes on the headquarters of HTS and Ansar Al-Tawheed in Mashun village and two strikes on Al-Sheikh Sindian-Ghanah area, which is a supply line for the factions to the frontlines of Sahil Al-Ghab.


Since early 2023, SOHR has documented 370 operations in the “de-escalation zone,” including attacks, gunfire by snipers and bombardment, which left 557 combatants and civilians dead. In addition, these operations left over 250 combatants and 188 civilians, including 23 women and 42 children, injured.


The fatalities can be distributed as follows:


  • 97 civilians, including 13 women, 36 children, a civil defence member and a nurse, were killed by regime forces.


  • 352 members of regime forces, including 24 officers.


  • An Afghan militiaman of “Liwaa Fatemiyoun.”


  • A member of the Syrian Hezbollah.


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


  • 14 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.”


  • Five members of the “National Liberation Front.”