Shelling targets several areas in the northern countryside of Homs with clashes between the factions and the regime forces • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Shelling targets several areas in the northern countryside of Homs with clashes between the factions and the regime forces

Homs province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: a member of the regime forces was killed by a sniper fire of the rebel and Islamic factions in Snisil area in the northern countryside of Homs, while areas in the towns of Al-Sa’en Al-Aswad and al-Ghantu and other areas in the villages of Snisil and al-Hrak in the northern countryside of Homs were shelled by the regime forces, which caused injuries in conjunction with clashes between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against the rebel and Islamic factions, in areas in the vicinity of Snisil and Jwalak villages, no information about casualties.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published today that calm has been prevailing in areas, towns and villages in the northern countryside of Homs since yesterday night until the moment, where the regime forces targeted by shells places in Talbisah city in a new and ongoing breach of the agreement applied on the 27th of September last year, between representatives from areas in the northern countryside of Homs and representatives of the regime under Russian sponsorship.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 1st of November 2017 that  the cities, the towns and the villages of the northern countryside of Homs are still witnessing violations to the agreement that was signed on the 27th of September 2017, between representatives of areas in the northern countryside of Homs and representatives of the regime’s authorities with a Russian mediation, in which activists in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the regime forces is continuing to target areas in the north countryside of Homs daily by shells, in conjunction with clashes that almost take place daily in the areas of Al-Mahatta and Snesil, in addition to the fall of shells on the controlled areas of the regime forces in the northern countryside, these continuous targeting and shelling accompanied by clashes left civilian casualties as well as human losses in the ranks of the fighting parties, while the controlled areas of the regime forces witnessed targeting by the fighters of the factions, which also left material damage and casualties.

It is noteworthy that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 27th of September 2017, that it was reached a new agreement between representatives of areas in the northern countryside of Homs and representatives of the regime’s authorities with a Russian mediation, and cross-sources confirmed that the agreement took place after a meeting between these parties in the controlled areas of the regime forces, and included the agreement which stipulates a complete cessation of hostilities, escalation and shelling on 25 village and towns in the northern countryside of Homs, while information obtained about the continuation of the negotiations in order to add more areas of the northern countryside.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published previously that the Russian – Egyptian truce which was applied in the northern countryside of Homs and which started on the 3rd of August 2107, broke down on Friday the 10th of August 2017, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published then that a number of reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the truce of the northern countryside of Homs broke down because of the escalation of the violent shelling on areas there, after completing the first week of its implementation in areas in the northern countryside of Homs, where there was conflicting information about the reasons for collapsing the Russian – Egyptian truce to “decrease the level of tension and the military operations in the northern countryside of Homs”, in which parties accused the regime forces that they didn’t conform the agreement of ceasefire in the northern countryside of Homs, while other parties said that this agreement didn’t respond their demands.