المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

More people are assassinated in Idlib province

At least two explosions were heard in Jisr Al-Shughour city in the western part of Idlib countryside, resulted from two IED explosions that killed a person and injured others. Unknown gunmen targeted a vehicle affiliated to the factions on the road linking between Jebel Al-Turkmen while the fighters were returning to their positions, where a lieutenant colonel who is defected of the regime forces and the “chief of Al-Dana police”, was killed as a result of an IED explosion in his car this morning in Al-Dana town in the northern countryside of Idlib, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published this morning, that the assassinations are continuing in the Syrian North where it has extended to reach the northern sector of Aleppo countryside, after they completed 48 hours, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a new assassination where unidentified gunmen shot a fighter of the faction of Liwa Asifat al-Shamal in Azzaz city in the northern countryside of Aleppo, which killed the fighter, raising to 30 at least, the number of persons who were killed as a result of IED explosions and shootings by unidentified assailants in Idlib, Aleppo and Hama, since Thursday the 26th of April 2018, including 9 citizens at least, they are: a fighter of the factions was killed after being shot in Azzaz city in the north of Aleppo, a fighter of Jaysh al-Izza was killed after being targeted by unidentified assailants in Khan Shaykhun city, a member of the faction of the Tahrir Syrian Movement was killed at the outskirts of Msibin area as a result of being shot, a woman and 4 of her children were killed by an IED explosion in a car in Arab al-Saeed village west of Maarat Mesrin town, a person was killed by gunfire in al-Tah village in the countryside of Idlib, 2 former fighters of the Islamic Movement of Ahrar Al-Sham were killed by shooting in Neirab village northern of Idlib, are a person was killed after being shot by unidentified gunmen in Sarmada town in the north of Idlib, 2 of the security of “Ansar al-Tawhid” by shooting them in Khan Shaykhun city south of Idlib, also another security of Ahrar al-Sham Movement was killed after being shot on the road of Meshmeshan – Ein Souda in the countryside of Jisr al-Shughur city, also a security person of non-Syrian nationality was shot dead in Idlib city, also a fighter of the Turkistanis was killed after being shot in al-Qenyeh are east of Jisr Al-Shughur city, while a pharmacist was killed after being shot by unidentified persons in Jobas village south of Saraqib, also a member of Al-Sham Corps was killed after being shot at a checkpoint to in Talad village west of Aleppo, 3 fighters of battalions displaced from Zabadani in the north-western Rif Dimashq, 3 Turkestan and Uzbek fighters believed to be of the Islamic Party of Turkestan, they were assassinated on the road between Millis and Armanaz in the north-western countryside of Idlib city, a young man was shot by unidentified gunmen which caused his death in Ibbin area, a local commander in Jaysh Al-Ahrar known as “Abu Salim Binnish” was assassinated by being shot in the north-eastern countryside of Idlib, also a local commander in Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham known as Abu Al-Ward Kafr Al-Batikh was assassinated in the same countryside.

The escalation of assassinations comes again about 48 hours after the fighting had stopped between Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement and Ahrar Al-Sham Islamic movement against Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, where several intersected sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that an agreement had been reached between Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham, Nour al-Din al-Zenki and Ahrar al-Sham Movement after the bloodshed and clashes in the abolition war between both parties in Idlib Province and the western countryside of Aleppo, which killed hundreds of civilian and fighters of both parties, where the agreement stipulates:

“to end the clashes permanently and fully starting from the date of signing and publishing the agreement and keeping the situation in free areas as it is now, stopping the arrests between both parties completely and opening the roads and removing the checkpoints, and the return of displaced people to their homes, and definitive suspension of media incitement in official and loyal accounts, and the release of detainees from both parties according to a schedule between both of them, establishing a committee of both parties and mediation committee to follow up on carrying out the agreement, and the start of extensive and wide consultations to reach a comprehensive solution at the military, political, administrative and judicial levels”, where this agreement comes after violent clashes that caused large human losses especially in the ranks of both parties in Idlib and the western of Aleppo, where the Syrian Observatory documented the rise of number of casualties among the rival factions in the abolishing war and civilians, where it rose to at least 231, the number of members of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham who were killed during the shelling and clashes against Nour al-Din al-Zenki in the western countryside of Aleppo, and the movement of Ahrar al-Sham and Soqur al-Sham in the countryside of Idlib, while it rose to 174, the number of fighters of Ahrar al-Sham Movement and Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement and Soqur al-Sham, who were killed during the shelling and clashes in the area, since the 20th of February until today, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, and due to information about other casualties the Syrian Observatory wasn’t able to documented so far, also the Syrian Observatory has documented the death of 26 civilians, including 9 children and 5 women since the outbreak of clashes in the 20th of February 2018, as a result of the random shelling and shooting in the countryside of Aleppo and Idlib.

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