The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Exchange of shelling takes place in the northern countryside of Homs, and cease-fire may occur in the neighborhood of al- Wa’er

Homs Province:

The regime forces machine-gunned on the city of Talbisah, while the Islamist factions targeted gatherings for the regime forces in the village of al- Ghor north of Homs and which is inhabited by Shiite people. The regime forces also shelled places in al- Hulah area and the village of Ter Ma’lah north of Homs, information about injuries. In addition, the Islamist factions targeted gatherings for the regime forces in the two areas of the Water institution and al- Mashfa checkpoint in the northern countryside of Homs.  


Clashes took place between the regime forces and allied militiamen against the rebel and Islamist factions around the village of Taldo and Zaghbo area near the village of Om Sharshouh north of Homs, amid shelling the area by the regime forces leading to kill 2 fighters from the rebel factions, information about more casualties on both sides.


On the other hand, it is expected that cease-fire is going to start in the coming hours in the neighborhood of al- Wa’er in Homs as a goodwill gesture between the agreement’s two sides. This agreement, guaranteed and supervised by UN, stated on releasing all detainees and reactivating the government departments in the neighborhood, entering medical and relief materials from and to the neighborhood as well as evacuating about 3200 fighters from the factions to the northern countryside of Homs and the countryside of Hama. However, the first group that includes fighters from Jabahat al- Nusra and IS supporters is going to get out towards the two provinces of Hama and Idlib while the rest of fighters is going to move to towards the northern countryside of Hama on batches. It is worth mentioned that the neighborhood includes more than 45 factions such as Ahrar al- Sham Movement, Jabhat al- Nusra, al- Jihad al- Islami battalions and close factions to IS. The agreement is going to carry out on stages.