The regime forces with a cover of ground and aerial bombardment control the strategic town of Kafr Nabudah and Tahrir al-Sham and the factions try to recover it
Regime’s helicopters and warplanes continue to carry out raids and drop barrel bombs on places in al-Hbit town in the southern sector of Idlib countryside, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them were able to control Kafr Nabudah city in the northern sector of Hama countryside, with extensive and violent air and land cover, represented by hundreds of rocket and artillery shells since the dawn of today, in addition to tens of raids and barrel bombs by the regime’s warplanes and helicopters, while factions of the National liberation Front in addition of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham carried out an attack, in order to regain control of the city, which is considered one of the defense lines of Idlib, because it is located at the administrative border between Hama and Idlib, and the Syrian Observatory has just published that the regime forces managed to advance in the area and controlled parts of Kafr Nabudah from the western areas, starting from their positions in al-Bana, while the regime forces are desperately fighting to control the city due to its strategic importance; where it closes the road between Qal’aat al-Madiq of Sahl al-Ghab and Khan Shaykhun south of Idlib, as well as closing several routes between Sahl al-Ghab, Idlib countryside, and Jabal Shashabo.
And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to at least 188, the number of people who were killed since the 30th of April 2019, the date of start of the most violent escalation in terms of aerial and ground bombardment, shelling, and targeting since Putin-Erdogan agreement, and they are: 85 civilians including 12 children and 25 citizen women, where 29 of them including 5 female children and 8 women, another woman and two of her children, were killed in Russian aerial bombardment on the countryside of Idlib and Hama, and 19 including 7 women and a child girl were killed in the fall of barrel bombs, and 24 including 5 women, 4 children, and a member of the rescue teams were killed in targeting by regime’s warplanes, also 12 people including 4 women were killed in a ground shelling carried out by the regime forces, and a civilian was killed in shelling by the factions of al-Suqaylabiyah, while at least 54 of the jihadi groups were killed in the Russian airstrikes and the regime’s shelling, in addition to the killing of 49 members of the regime forces in targeting and shelling by jihadi groups and factions.
And with the fall of more casualties, the death toll rises in the heaviest continuous escalation on its 17th day, to 340 persons in the period since the morning of the 20th of April 2019, until the 7th of May 2019, they are 134 civilians including 25 children and 34 women, were killed in the Russian air bombardment and regime forces’ shelling on areas in Aleppo, Hama, Latakia, and Idlib, including 5 civilians casualties were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions on Aleppo city, al-Hadir town south of Aleppo, al-Khandeq village, and al-Suqaylabiyah town in Hama countryside, and 19 people were killed in the explosion of a truck loaded with high-explosive materials owned by the jihadi groups in Jisr al-Shughur city west of Idlib, and 72 of the jihadi groups and the factions were killed in attacks and clashes against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and 115 of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them were killed in attacks by the jihadi groups on several areas of the demilitarized area.
And during the period between the 15th of February 2019 and the 8th of May 2019, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 716 people in the Russian – Turkish truce areas, they are 372 civilians including 95 children under the age of eighteen and 92 woman over the age of eighteen, they were killed in the Russian aerial bombardment and the rocket shelling by the regime forces and the factions, and among the death toll of civilians there are 29 people including 6 children under the age of eighteen and 5 citizen women over the age of eighteen, they were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 140 fighters were killed in different conditions within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 81 fighters of the “jihadis” and 204 of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.
While the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented since the start of the Russian – Turkish truce the death of 946 people in areas of Erdogan – Putin agreement, they are: 453 civilians including 127 children and 104 women, were killed in shelling by the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them, targeting, and bombardment by warplanes, and among them there are 32 people including 6 children and 5 women, were killed in the fall of shells launched by the factions, and 207 fighters were killed in deferent circumstances within the demilitarized area since Putin – Erdogan agreement, including 96 of the “Jihadi” fighters and 23 fighters of Jaysh al-Izza, who were killed in ambushes and clashes including a commander at least, they were killed in ambushes and attack by the regime forces in the northern countryside of Hama, and 286 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.