The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

“De-escalation zone” | Regime bombardment leaves five civilian casualties in Idlib countryside

SOHR initial reports confirmed that a civilian was killed and four others were injured in artillery fire by regime forces on residential neighbourhoods in Sarmin town in east Idlib countryside.


Since early 2023, SOHR has documented 466 operations in the “de-escalation zone,” including attacks, gunfire by snipers and bombardment, which left 679 combatants and civilians dead. In addition, these operations left over 272 combatants and 279 civilians, including 25 women and 51 children, injured.


The fatalities can be distributed as follows:


  • 130 civilians, including 19 women, 45 children, a civil defence member and a nurse, were killed by regime forces.


  • 415 members of regime forces, including 29 officers.


  • An Afghan militiaman of “Liwaa Fatemiyoun.”


  • Six members of the Syrian Hezbollah, including a Lebanese member.


  • 99 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.”


  • Two members of “Soqour Al-Sham.”


  • Six members of the “National Liberation Front.”