The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Amid artillery fire on positions in Aleppo and Idlib countryside | Regime soldier shot dead by HTS sniper in western Aleppo

A regime soldier was shot dead by a sniper of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham on the frontline of the 46th Regiment in west Aleppo countryside.


Regime forces fired artillery shells on the surrounding areas of Maarrat Al-Na’san town in the northern countryside of Idlib and the surrounding areas of Kafr Nuran village in the western countryside of Aleppo, causing material damage only.


Since early 2023, SOHR has documented 425 operations in the “de-escalation zone,” including attacks, gunfire by snipers and bombardment, which left 610 combatants and civilians dead. In addition, these operations left over 265 combatants and 210 civilians, including 25 women and 46 children, injured.


The fatalities can be distributed as follows:


  • 108 civilians, including 14 women, 43 children, a civil defence member and a nurse, were killed by regime forces.


  • 382 members of regime forces, including 27 officers.


  • An Afghan militiaman of “Liwaa Fatemiyoun.”


  • A member of the Syrian Hezbollah.


  • 91 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.”


  • Six members of the “National Liberation Front.”