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News, October 2019
As Turkish Forces Prepare for an Imminent Intervention in Northeastern Syria, Regime and Opposition Forces Exchange Fire in Idlib and Hama
October 9, 2019
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The following are news stories from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) website (http://www.syriahr.com/en/):
In conjunction with ground shelling that targeted towns in Idlib countryside…the regime forces deploy guided-rocket launchpads in Sahl Al-Ghab and tear the area apart
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored heavy overflight of Russian reconnaissance planes over the southern and eastern countryside of Idlib, along with artillery shelling that targeted Hass and Kafr Oweid towns in the southern countryside of Idlib.
In the same context, the Syrian Observatory learned that the regime forces deployed a group of guided-rocket launchpads in the areas of Jisr Al-Tutah and Tal Bakir which are under the control of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them, with the purpose of monitor the movements of vehicles on the roads of Sahl Al-Ghab’s areas, where several vehicles heading to the villages of Sahl Al-Ghab, have been targeted, without information about casualties, thus, the area from Sahl Al-Ghab to the western outskirts of Jabal Al-Zawiya becomes obstructed.
And the Syrian Observatory has documented the killing of a lieutenant officer in al-Karakat area in the northern countryside of Hama, during an exchange of targeting with light machineguns dawn of this morning, where the contact areas are witnessing clashes on a daily basis between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against the Jihadi and Islamic factions, and in the same context, the regime forces shelled the vicinity of al-Ziyara town and the villages of Tal Waset, al-Mansoura, Zayzoun, and Qastoun in Sahl al-Ghab at the western sector of Hama province, and Maarzita in the southern countryside of Idlib.
The Syrian Observatory monitored this afternoon the flight of Turkish warplanes in the skies of the northern countryside of Idlib, while rocket shells launched by the factions and landed on areas in al-Hwaiz, al-Jeed, and al-Rasif which are controlled by the regime forces in the western and northwestern countryside of Hama, but no information about casualties so far, while the helicopter dropped barrel bombs Tuesday morning on Jabal al-Akrad in the northern countryside of Latakia targeting Kabani area, also the ground forces of the regime shelled villages and towns of al-Tah, Ma’aret Hurmah, Babulin , outskirts of Tahtaya village, Hazarin, the Abandoned Battalion area, Taweel al-Haleeb, and al-Mshirfah in the southern and southeastern countryside of Idlib.
The Factions target the regime forces in Hama countryside in conjunction with the renew of aerial bombardment over Latakia Mountains
SOHR, 08/10/2019 Less than a minute
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the flight of Turkish warplanes in the skies of the northern countryside of Idlib, while rocket shells launched by the factions and landed on areas in al-Hwaiz, al-Jeed, and al-Rasif which are controlled by the regime forces in the western and northwestern countryside of Hama, but no information about casualties so far, while the helicopter dropped barrel bombs Tuesday morning on Jabal al-Akrad in the northern countryside of Latakia targeting Kabani area, also the ground forces of the regime shelled villages and towns of al-Tah, Ma’aret Hurmah, Babulin , outskirts of Tahtaya village, Hazarin, the Abandoned Battalion area, Taweel al-Haleeb, and al-Mshirfah in the southern and southeastern countryside of Idlib.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, published this morning that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored rocket shelling carried out by the “jihadi factions,” where they targeted positions of the “regime forces” in Na’ouret Shatha in the western countryside of Hama, while the regime forces targeted using heavy artillery shells the Scientific Research area in the western suburbs of Aleppo city just before midnight of yesterday, but no information about casualties, while the cautious calm prevails the whole area of “Putin – Erdogan” since after midnight until the moment, amid intense flight of Russian reconnaissance drones, especially over the eastern areas of Idlib countryside west of Abu al-Duhur and areas of the Abandoned Battalion and Tawil al-Haleeb.
The Turkish base shell the areas of deployment of the Kurdish forces in Menagh Military Airbase’s perimeter by heavy artillery
08/10/2019 Less than a minute
Aleppo Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the fall of shells on Maryamin town and the perimeter of Menagh Military Airbase, whose source is the Turkish base in Mare’ town north-east of Aleppo, without information about casualties so far, and the SOHR published on the 5th of October 2019, that it monitored new targeting carried out by pro-Turkey factions, using heavy machineguns and mortars, targeting positions of the Kurdish forces spread in the towns of Ayn Daqneh and Biloniyya north of Aleppo, without information about human losses so far.
The Turkish forces target the vicinity of Ras Al-Ayn area by shells and heavy machineguns, in conjunction with the arrival of new batches of factions loyal to Turkey to the latter’s territory in the frame of the anticipated military operation
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the fall of shells fired by the Turkish forces on the vicinity and outskirts of Ras Al-Ayn area at the border strip east of the Euphrates, along with targeting the area by heavy machineguns, without information about casualties so far, other than that, cautious calm prevails the whole area of east Euphrates, and this was coincided with the arrival of more factions loyal to Turkey in the Turkish territory at the border strip with Syria, as a part of preparation for the anticipated Turkish military operation which may be launched on the area of East Euphrates at any time, amid continued alertness by the military councils in the east of Euphrates and the Syria Democratic Forces.
And the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that Turkey-loyal factions continue to mobilize and prepare themselves in areas of “Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch” in Aleppo countryside, in order to join previous batches in the vicinity of Manbij area, and into the Turkish territory at the border strip opposite the east Euphrates area, within the framework of the anticipated military operation by the Turkish Forces and Syrian factions loyal to them against the area, and the Syrian Observatory published after midnight that the Syrian Observatory for human Rights monitored the entry of a Turkish military column to Jarabulus area at the border with Turkey, where the column was deployed in the area a short time ago, while the Syrian Observatory has received information about the fact that the pro-Turkey factions will head from Afrin area and the areas of “Euphrates Shield” to the vicinity of Manbij to participate in the anticipated military operation.
And the SOHR published hours ago, that media outlets close and loyal to the “Syrian regime” are still continuing to release lies about targeting the Syrian territory by Turkish aircraft today evening, Monday, sources of the Syrian Observatory for human Rights confirmed that the news about Turkish airstrikes on the Syrian territory, as the regime’s media claims, is completely false, and the sources added to the SOHR that the Turkish airstrikes took place on positions in Iraq, while 2 shells coming from the Turkish side, fell inside the Syrian territory within a deserted and unpopulated area, and the SOHR monitored today evening, that tens of trucks of the International Coalition have entered from Kurdistan Region of Iraq to the north-east of Syria, and there number reached about 80 cargo trucks, including military vehicles, and this action comes despite the U.S. decision for a pullout from the SDF’s controlled areas, thus, the number of trucks which entered the areas of east Euphrates since the International Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces announced their control over the east of Euphrates in late March 2019, raised to at least 3130, within 29 batches.
Also sources informed the Syrian Observatory, that Turkish aircraft flew over the border triangle between Turkey – Syria – Iraq, near Al-Malikiyah (Dayrik), in conjunction with launching 2 shells by the Turkish forces on a group that tried to cross to the Turkish side opposite “Khanki” village, where the shells fell in an unpopulated territory without causing any damage.
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