The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

“De-escalation zone” | Regime soldier killed in Idlib countryside

A regime soldier was shot dead by an HTS sniper on Kafr Batikh frontline in southern Idlib.


Earlier this morning, regime forces also shelled positions in the villages of Kafr Nuran, Al-Qasr, Taqad, Kafr Ammah and Al-Asous in the “de-escalation zone.”


Since early 2024, SOHR has documented 78 operations in the “de-escalation zone,” including attacks, gunfire by snipers and bombardment, which left 75 combatants and civilians dead. In addition, these operations left over 30 combatants and 48 civilians, including six children, injured.


The fatalities can be distributed as follows:


  • 11 civilians, including four children and a woman.


  • 42 members of regime forces, including an officer.


  • 17 members of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham.


  • Four members of “Ansar Al-Islam” faction.


  • One member of “Jaysh Al-Nasr.”