The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

“Putin-Erdogan” area | Member of HTS killed and exchanged bombardment targeted several frontlines

A member of Abu Bakr Al-Seddiq Brigade, one of the formations of HTS, was killed in an artillery shelling carried out by regime forces on the Al-Fatirah frontline in the southern countryside of Idlib.
In a related context, Ansar Al-Tawheed jihadist faction fired mortar shells on Al-Malajah and Al-Dar Al-Kabira villages in Jabal Al-Zawiyah, south of Idlib.
For its part, regime forces stationed at the checkpoints surrounding “Putin-Erdogan” area fired heavy artillery shells on the frontlines of Kabanah in Jabal Al-Akrad, north of Latakia, and Al-Fatirah, Safouhen, Fuleyful, and Al-Barah villages in Jabal Al-Zawiyah, south of Idlib.
Kafr Amah and Kafar Taal villages, west of Aleppo, were also subjected to the artillery shelling. However, only material damage was reported.
“Putin-Erdogan” area and its frontlines witness sniper and infiltration operations, and exchanged targeting between regime forces and factions from time to time, leaving many causalities, including civilians.
Since early 2023, SOHR has documented 430 operations in the “de-escalation zone,” including attacks, gunfire by snipers and bombardment, which left 626 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.
388 members of regime forces, including 27 officers.
An Afghan militiaman of “Liwaa Fatemiyoun.”
Five members of the Syrian Hezbollah.
97 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.”