المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Airstrikes and artillery shelling target the countryside of Idlib and Hama with continuous clashes in the vicinity of the villages to which the regime forces advanced today

Warplanes carried out raids targeting areas in Ariha city and Orem al-Joz town in the southern countryside of Idlib, while the regime forces shelled areas in al-Zakat village and al-al-Lataminah town in the northern countryside of Hama adjacent to the southern countryside of Idlib, coincided with the continuation of clashes between the regime forces and their loyal gunmen of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against the rebel and Islamic factions and Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham, in the vicinity of the villages of al-Zarzour and Sham al-Hawa in the southeastern countryside of Idlib, in an attempt by the factions to regain control of the area, in an attempt by the regime forces to achieve more advancement in the area, and the clashes are accompanied by the exchange of targeting between both parties, and information about more casualties in the ranks of both parties, and information that the factions were abler to enter Um al-Khalakhil village again, which was controlled by the regime forces hours ago.

It is worth mentioning that the Syrian observatory published hours ago that the violent fighting is continuing between the regime forces backed by armed militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and the rebel and Islamic factions, in the south-eastern countryside of Idlib, as a result of the ongoing attack by the regime forces led by the Brigadier in the regime forces, Suhail Al-Hassan, known as the “Tiger”, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the regime forces managed to achieve advancement in the area and they took the control of 2 new villages they are Umm Al-Khalayil and Niha, hours after taking the control of the villages of Zarzur and Sham Al-Hawa, near the important village of al-Khwyn, in which this advancement allowed the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them to increase their scope of control in Idlib, and to increase the number of the villages they have controlled since the start of their attack on the 22nd of October 2017, in which they controlled 65 towns, villages and areas, which are “Umm Al-Khalayil, Niha, Zarzur, Sham Al-Hawa, al-Khwyn, Al-Salumiya, Al-Jadu’eiyah, Tel Za’atar, Atshan, Tel Maraq, Abu Omar, Al-Nasriya, Al-Hamdaniya, and its station, Abu Dali, Umm Haratin, Tel Tawila Mohamoud, Ras Al-Ain, Tel Aswad, Qabibat, Um Al-Huda,  al-Hawiyyah, Al-Rweideh, al-Syriatel Hill, Al-Shatib, Al-Zafriyyah, Al-Blil, Um Khazim, Um Trikiyyeh, Rajm al-Ahmar, Al-Shahatiyyah, Al-Mestriha, Jub Abyad, Rasm Abu Mayyal, RasmAl-Sawwan, Rasm Al-Sawi, Rasm Al-Ahmar, Rasm Al-Tina, Abu Laffah, Al-Mshirfah, Jwi’eid, Hasrat, Khirbat Al-Rahjan, Hasnawi, Mweileh Shamali, Qasr Ali , Qasr Shawi, Tal Mahsar, Al-Rabiaa, Duma, Rabda, Hazem, Arafa, Mrijeb al-Jamlan, Al-Khefyeh, Sham Al Hawa, Al Rahraha, Sarha, Abu Al-Gher, Hasnawi and Baghidid, and Mrijeb al-Jamlan.

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