المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Tens of air raids target Khan Shaykhun and the countryside of Hama and Idlib raising the death toll of the ((Last Attempt)) battle to 25 civilians

Warplanes continue bombarding areas in the countryside of Hama and Idlib, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the flight of a squadron of warplanes in the skies of both areas and carried out several raids, where Russian and regime warplanes have been carrying out tens of airstrikes since Dawn of today on cities, towns and villages of Khan Shaykhun, Al-Taman’aa, Al-Hbit, Nairab, al-Rai , Tar’ei, Haas and al-Tah in the southern countryside of Idlib, and al-Lataminah , KafrZitta, Kafr Nabudah, Latmin, al-Arba’ein and al-Sahriyya in the countryside of Hama, which caused the death of 3 citizens; a woman and 2 of her grandchildren in Khan Shaykhun, and serval others were injured, some of them are still in a serious condition, which may raise the death toll, and these 3 casualties raise to 25 at least, the number of casualties documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights since the dawn of the 19th of September 2017 until the 21st of the same moth, they are 9 casualties including 3 citizen women and two children were killed by raids by the warplanes on Qal’aat al-Madiq, and a man and another man and his wife and their daughter were killed by raids on Khan Shaykhun, and a woman was killed by bombing on al-Tah, and a woman was killed by bombing on Al-Taman’aa, and 4 citizens of one family they are a woman and two of her sons and her grandson, and 3 citizens including a citizen woman were killed by raids on Al-Sahriyya, Al-Hbit  and Kafr Nabudah, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation.

While the regime forces shelled areas in the towns and villages of Hirbnafsah, al-Emiqa, Zayzoun and Qastun in Sahl al-Ghab in the northwestern and southern countryside of Hama, also the factions targeted regime forces’ controlled areas in Muhradah and Asila after targeting Al-Suqaylabiyah, Shatha, Salhab, Al-Karah, Kawkab, which resulted in the death of 4 citizens including two citizen women and 2 of her children, and others were injured with varying degrees of severity, while the clashes are still continuing between the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them on one hand, and the fighters of the Islamic Party of Turkestan, Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, the rebel and Islamic factions and Jaysh al-Izza on the other, in areas in the northeastern countryside of Hama.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published today that warplanes don’t almost stop flying over Hama and Idlib, for the 3rd consecutive day, in which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights observed carrying out hundreds of raids which targeted areas in the northern, the north-eastern and the north-western countryside of Hama, and the southern countryside of Idlib, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the increase of the number of the raids carried out by the Russian as well as the regime’s warplanes and helicopters, to 471 raids at least which have targeted since the dawn of the 19th September 2017, until today the 21st September 2017, the cities, the towns and the villages of Al-Lataminah, Murak, Al-Zakah, Kafr Nabudah, Al-Ziyarah, Khirbat al-Naqus, Al-Janabrah “Al-Labbanah”, Tal Hwash, Kafr Zita, Arafa, Hazm and Al-Arba’in and the viciity of Ma’an, Atshan, Khafsin, Qalaat al-Madiq and Al-Sahriyya in the northern, the north-eastern and the north-western countryside of Hama, and the cities and the towns of Khan Shaykhun, Kafr Nubl, Sahyan, Tar’aa, Al-Sheikh Mustafa, Sinjar, Maarzita, Al-Ftireh, Karsaa, Nqeir, Al-Taman’aa, Al-Hbit, Sukayk, Maar Hattat, Jarjnaz, Al-Hamidyya, Tell Manna, Wadi Al-Deif, Al-Tah, Latmin and Al-Barah in the southern countryside of Idlib, and other areas in Hama and Idlib.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also documented since the battle of ((the Last Attempt)) started that the air strikes targeted the civil defense centers in Khan Shaykhun, Al-Taman’aa and Kafr Nubl in the southern countryside of Idlib, in addition to targeting the hospitals and the medical points in the southern countryside, by warplanes and helicopters, they are Al-Rahma medical point in Khan Shaykhun, and Al-Rahman maternity in Al-Tah town which were directly targeted, as well as targeting the vicinity of a hospital in Kafr Nubl and the vicinity of a medical point in Ma’ar Zita, It was mentioned that this battle of the last attempt, comes in an effort by the factions to achieve advancement in the area and take the control of the villages which close the distance between them and the strategic mountain of Zayn Al-Abidin and Hama city, while this battle comes after preparations lasted for days in which Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham intended to tell the citizens in the villages in the far southern countryside of Idlib and the north-eastern countryside of Hama, to leave their houses to avoid the intensive shelling which will be carried out on the area if the operation starts, thus, the area witnessed a displacement movement during the past days to villages far from the areas of this military operation, while Hama province witnessed months ago violent clashes between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, and the rebel and Islamic factions and Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, in which they managed to take the control of a large number of villages and towns, under a cover of intensive shelling, then the regime forces came and retook the control on the whole areas they lost.

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