المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The 3rd day of the Turkish – Russian truce has no casualties where it applies and breaches continue in several provinces

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights didn’t document during the third day of the Turkish – Russian truce the death any  civilian yet due to breaches of the ceasefire agreement in the third day where it applies in Syria, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Documented during the first 48 hours of the Russian – Turkish truce 13 civilians and fighters, they were killed since the start of the truce and until this moment in areas where ceasefire takes place, they are: four civilian citizens; one of them was killed by sniper shot on the outskirts of Douma city, and another one was Killed in shelling by the regime forces on areas in Wadi Barada, and two children of one family were killed in shelling by the artillery of the regime forces on Kafr Dael in the western countryside of Aleppo, also 9 fighters were killed, 8 of them were killed in the Eastern Ghouta and Rif Dimashq during clashes against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and the last fighter was killed in clashes against the regime forces in Daraa city.

The truce is still taking place completing its 72 hours in Syria according to the Russian – Turkish deal since midnight of the 30th of December 2016. The calm prevails most areas of Syria where the cease-fire applies but it was interrupted by some breaches. The Syrian Observatory for human rights documented since the morning of today, the Sunday, shelling by the regime forces on places in the towns of Kafrnaha and Khan al-Asal in the western countryside of Aleppo city, and areas in the towns of Huraytan, Anadan and Hayan and elsewhere in Tal Msibin area in the northern countryside of Aleppo, also the regime forces targeted places in the vicinity of al-Sabeqiyyeh area in the southern countryside of Aleppo, no information about casualties, while the regime forces shelled areas in the villages of Kafrbesh, al-Bwayda, Qnitrat and Jabal al-Medawar in the southern countryside of Aleppo, in conjunction with several raids by warplanes on areas in the villages of al-Bwayda and al-Mdawrah in the southern countryside of Aleppo, no information about injuries, also warplanes and helicopters carried out more than 13 airstrikes on areas in Wadi Barada, in conjunction with the shelling by the regime forces, where the air and artillery strikes targeted places in Ein al-Fijah area and the barren mountains of Wadi Barada, amid clashes between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions and Fath al-Sham Front, and advancement by the regime forces in points in the vicinity of Ein al-Fijah, while shells launched by the regime forces fell on the farms of the Eastern Ghouta and areas in the town of Beit Jen in the west of Rif Dimashq, also the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them managed to control over parts of the missile battalion in the town of Hazrma in al-Marj area in the Eastern Ghouta, after violent clashes against the Islamic factions, in an attempt by the regime forces to advance towards Al-Nashabiyah town and control the strategic hill of Farzat, while clashes took place between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against Islamic factions in the area of Crash factory at the outskirts of Jobar neighborhood east of the capital, also the regime forces shelled places in Tardin area in the northern countryside of Latakia, in conjunction with aerial bombing that targeted places in Jabal al-Akrad in the same countryside, while a shell launched by the regime forces fell on an area in the town of al-Taman’aa in the southern countryside of Idlib, also the regime forces shelled elsewhere in the areas of al-Dallak, Aydoun and al-Tlul al-Homr  in the southern countryside of Hama, no information about casualties, while warplanes targeted places in Sirmaniyah area at the northwestern countryside of Hama, also the regime forces shelled areas in Talbiseh city and Zafarana town in the northern countryside of Homs, no information about injuries, while warplanes bombed a treadmill belongs to the “interim government” and near a school that shelters displaced people in the town of Atareb and elsewhere in the village Miznaz in the western countryside of Aleppo which caused injuries, warplanes also shelled elsewhere in the ICARDA area and villages of Banan, Mentar and Kafrkar in the southern countryside of Aleppo, while the regime forces targeted after the midnight of Saturday – Sunday using artillery shells and heavy machineguns places in Houla area and the villages of al-Sa’en al-Aswad, al-Ghantu and Burj Qa’ei in the northern countryside of Homs, while shells landed after midnight Saturday – Sunday on regime forces’ controlled areas in Daraa al-Mahatta in Daraa city, also the regime forces shelled after midnight yesterday areas in Daraa al-Balad in the city of Daraa and other areas in Yadodeh town west of Daraa, while a fighter of the factions was killed after being targeted by the regime forces after midnight yesterday in the city of Daraa, while several shells landed after midnight Saturday – Sunday on the places at Al-Assad Suburb near the city of Harasta in the Eastern Ghouta, also shells launched by the regime forces after midnight yesterday and landed on areas in the cities of Harasta and Douma and the outskirts of Ein Tarma and other areas in the city of Zabadani, also the factions targeted using several rocket shells yesterday night –Saturday- positions of the regime forces in the Air Defense Battalion area south of Aleppo, the regime forces also shelled the factions’ controlled areas in the west and southwest of Aleppo.

Also the Observatory documented Several explosions in the midnight of Saturday – Sunday that shook the seaside promenade area in the city of Tartus, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the explosions were caused by the detonation of booby trapped vehicle and 2 persons at least for themselves using explosive belts near the old headquarters of the branch of the Arab Socialist Baath Party, the explosions killed two persons believed to be members of the regime forces, also the two bombers were killed, also information reported more human losses caused by these explosions.

The Syrian Observatory also documented on yesterday Saturday, violent clashes between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against Islamic factions on the outskirts of al-Mid’aani town from the side of Hazrama area in al-Marj in the Eastern Ghouta, amid shelling by the regime forces on the clash areas, where the regime forces managed to achieve new advancement and controlling an area of about 10 farmers on the outskirts of al-Mid’aani town from the side of Hazrama, to advance towards Hazrama town, where the regime forces are trying to retake Hazrama town and then Al-Nashabiyah to control more areas in the Eastern Ghouta and to shrink the areas controlled by the factions and to advance more toward their strongholds in the major cities of the Eastern Ghouta, which caused injuries in the ranks of the factions, also a shell launched by the regime forces and landed on area in Harasta city in the Eastern Ghouta, while the factions opened fire of their snipers on regime forces’ controlled areas in Jam’eyyat al-Zahra’a neighborhood west of the city, also sporadic clashes took place between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions in the vicinity of Jabal al-Arba’ein area in the southern countryside of Aleppo, in conjunction with exchange of targeting between both parties, while two children were killed and two others were injured (all of them are from the same family) they were killed and injured in shelling by the regime forces from their position at the artillery School at the southwestern outskirts of Aleppo city on areas in Kafr Dael town in the western countryside of Aleppo, while the regime forces shelled areas in Zmaren area in the northwestern countryside of Daraa, also more than 23 rocket shells launched by the factions and landed on areas in the towns of Al-Fu’ah and Kafriya, while the regime forces shelled areas in the western countryside city Jisr al-Shughur, the shells targeted areas in the towns of Bdama, Kinda and al-Najyeh and other places in its vicinity bear the administrative border with the northern countryside of Latakia, while the regime forces shelled places in al-Sathiyyat area in the southern countryside of Hama, no information about casualties, while the regime forces shelled areas in the town of Halfaya and its surroundings in the northern countryside of Hama, while clashes took place in several areas in Wadi Barada, between Fath al-Sham Front and the rebel and Islamic Factions against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, where the clashes are focused in the areas of Bsima and Ein al-Fijah, in conjunction with shelling by the regime forces with artillery and rockets shells on areas in the barren Mountains of Wad Barada and its towns and villages, also the warplanes and helicopters targeted several areas there, also the regime forces shelled areas near Skaik village in the southern countryside of Idlib, where several explosions were heard in the area, the regime forces also shelled elsewhere in the areas of Tal Antar and Tallat al-Allaqiyyat in the northwestern countryside of Daraa, in conjunction with clashes between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions, while a shell landed on the outskirts of Mezze 86 area, no information about casualties, while the regime forces launched 3 artillery shells on areas in the outskirts of Hazrma in the Eastern Ghouta, also clashes sporadically continued between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against the Islamic factions in the area of Crash Factory and other places in Jobar neighborhood at the eastern outskirts of the capital, also explosions were heard in the town of Kafr Hamra northwest of Aleppo city, it is believed to be caused by shelling by the regime forces with several artillery shells and missile on areas in the town.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights publish yesterday that most areas witnessed clam atmosphere but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented some violations in several areas, where clashes took place between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions and Fath al-sham Front in several areas of Wadi Barada, in conjunction with shelling by the regime forces using the shells of artilleries and missiles believed to be ground-to-ground that targeted villages and areas in Wadi Barada, also gunfire was heard in al-Hamidiyyeh area in the middle countryside of Quneitra, it was caused by targeting by the regime forces for places in the outskirts of town using machine guns, also the regime forces targeted using heavy machine guns areas in the town of Alma in the eastern countryside of Daraa, while explosions were heard in the morning at the city of Daraa, intersecting sources said to the Syrian observatory for human rights that they were caused by shelling by the regime forces on areas at Tariq al-Sadd, Daraa al-Balad, Daraa camp and other areas in the city of Daraa, amid clashes described as violent between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic Factions in Manshiya area in Daraa al-Balad in the city, during of which at least one fighter of the factions was killed and others were injured.

Also Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published when the ceasefire completed its 24 hours that the Turkish – Russian cease-fire has completed its first 24 hours, the first day witnessed violations is several areas in Syria, where the SOHR documented the death of one citizen in the truce areas, he was killed by sniper fire on the outskirts of Douma city in the Eastern Ghouta, but the biggest breaches were in the provinces of Hama, Idlib and Damascus, as well as for violations in Daraa and Homs and the northern countryside of Hama, also the Eastern Ghouta witnessed several rounds of clashes between Islamic factions against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, the clashes were focused on the fronts of al-Bahariyah, al-Mid’aani and the international highway, and coincided with the fall of about 20 shells on the outskirts of Douma city, Msraba, between Douma and al-Shifonyyah, Hazrma farms and Jesrin town in the Eastern Ghouta, also violent clashes took place pace between Fath al-Sham Front and the rebel and Islamic Factions against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them in the areas of Bsima and Husseiniya and other areas in Wadi Barada, in conjunction with carrying out about 22 airstrikes by warplanes and helicopters targeting the clash areas and the barren Mountains of Wadi Barada.

also about 20 airstrikes targeted Skik village and the road of Tal Aas – Khan Shaykhun, and on the towns and villages of Kafr Zita, Al-Lataminah, Morek, Halfaya, al-Zowwar and Al-Lataminah, while the regime forces also launched more than 10 shells on areas in the towns and villages of Zakat, al-Lataminah, Kafr Zita, Hasraya and al-Arba’ein in the northern countryside of Hama, no information about casualties yet, also clashes erupted between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against Islamic factions who are not known until this moment whether they were from Jund al- Aqsa who “swore allegiance” to Fath al-Sham Front or not, the clashes took place in Peugeot Hill area in the vicinity of Mharda town at the northern countryside of Hama, and due to the clashes the regime forces withdrew from the hill, but later they the re-control it, at least 6 members of the regime forces were killed and wounded in the same clashes.

also the city of Daraa and the towns of Alma and Yadodeh were targeted by the regime forces, while shells launched by the factions and landed on areas in the village of Khabab in the northeastern countryside of Daraa, which caused injuries and one of them is in critical condition, in addition to targeting the town of MasHara in the countryside of Quneitra with heavy machineguns, also the regime forces targeted using shells and machineguns areas in Houla and Rastan and elsewhere in Om Sharshuh near Talbiseh city in the northern countryside of Homs, while the villages of Atshan and Btish in the countryside of Hama were heavily targeted using machineguns, in addition to targeting by the factions for the villages of Al-Rabiah and Akrad al-Dasniyyeh which are controlled by the regime forces in a the countryside of Hama and Homs, no information about casualties.

This Russian – Turkish truce is the third ceasefire in Syria during the year 2016, and it started at midnight of Thursday – Friday the 30th of December 2016, also a Russian – American cease-fire took place in most areas of Syria and continued since 7 in the evening of the 12th of September 2016 until 7 in the evening of the 19th of September 2016, also it was preceded by a truce and a cease-fire in Syria in the 27th of February 2016, but the agreement fell apart in the last third of April 2016, and the military machines re-started the killing and the escalation of bombing on most areas of Syria.

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