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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After hours of extensive shelling on the area, the regime forces retarget north Hama again

Hama province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the regime forces renewed the rocket shelling on the northern countryside of Hama after midnight of yesterday, where places in al-Lataminah town and its outskirts were targeted which caused material damage, but no information about human losses, and the observatory the Syrian published yesterday evening, Saturday, that areas in Al-Lataminah town and its surroundings as well as places in Latmin area, Al-Arba’in and Al-Zakah villages, and Kafr Zita town and its vicinity, were subjected to artillery shelling by the regime forces by a number of rocket and artillery shells, which caused material damage, without information about casualties, and the Syrian Observatory published few hours ago, that it rose to more than 409, the number of artillery and rocket shells launched by the regime forces in 15 days of shelling escalation along with their loyal gunmen, on the northern countryside of Hama, the southern and western countryside of Idlib, and Sahl al-Ghab northwest of Hama.

And the Syrian Observatory published in the past days that the reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them tend to target agricultural lands and crops, in the vicinity of the towns, cities and villages which are located in the southern sector of Idlib, Shal Al-Ghab and the north of Hama, where the fires burned hundreds of hectares of agricultural land, and the shelling was concentrated more on the areas of Al-Lataminah and Kafr Zita, as a part of the regime forces’ intention with their allies to burn the corps in these areas, while sources informed the SOHR that the regime forces tend, on the contact lines between them and the factions’ controlled areas, to threaten the locals to burn their crops, if they don’t pay a royalty of about 1000 Syrian Pounds for each 1000 square km of agricultural land belonging to them, where gunmen loyal to the regime force burned an agricultural land few days ago while two women were inside it, as a revenge for the crop owners’ refuse to pay the royalty, which resulted in the burning of the two women in their agricultural crops, where the SOHR published yesterday that two women were killed after fighters loyal to the regime burned their agricultural crop in Jalma area, located in the northwestern countryside of Hama, and the locals confirmed that the gunmen loyal to the regime burned the crop when the 2 women were inside it; under the pretext of the crop owners’ refuse to pay money in exchange for allowing them to harvest their land in the village, which caused the crop to be burned as well as the immediate death of both women and the burn of their bodies.

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