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Scores of Syrian Government Soldiers and Opposition Fighters Killed in Hama Countryside Clashes

May 11, 2020

Syrian regime soldiers during clashes in Sahl Al-Ghab, file, May 10, 2020 Syrian opposition fighters fire long-range missiles on northern Latakia, while regime rockets pounding western Idlib, May 9, 2020 sohr


Highest death toll since ceasefire: 35 regime soldiers and opposition fighters killed in raging clashes in Sahl Al-Ghab

SOHR, May 10, 2020

Fierce clashes continue on Al-Manarah frontline (Tanjarah) in Sahl Al-Ghab in north-western countryside of Hama, between jihadi groups operating under “Wa Harred al-Mu’minin” operations room, and regime forces and loyalists. The clashes followed counter attack by regime forces under a cover of intensive ground shelling, in an attempt to recover the village they lost for “Hurras al-Din organization” and other jihadi groups hours ago.
SOHR activists have documented a spike in death toll among both conflicting parties due to the intensive shelling and fierce clashes. 21 regime soldiers and loyal militiamen were killed, while the number of fatalities among jihadi groups jumped to 13. The death toll is expected to rise, since many combatants injured some of whom sustained serious injuries.
Meanwhile, Observatory sources have monitored ongoing intensive shelling by regime forces on areas in Ain Laroz, Balyon, Al-bara, Kansafra and Kafr Oweid in Jabal Al-Zawiyah in the southern countryside of Idlib. The shelling left civilians injured, as many inhabitants of these village returned to their homes in the past few days.

Rebels fire long-range missiles on northern Latakia, while regime rockets pounding western Idlib

SOHR, May 9, 2020

Syrian Observatory sources say that opposition factions fired several long-range missiles, targeting regime positions in the northern countryside of Latakia. No casualties have been reported yet.
Meanwhile, regime forces targeted Al-Kendeh village in the western countryside of Idlib with rocket shells.
SOHR sources have just documented the killing of a civilian from Miznaz village in the western countryside of Aleppo, after being shot by regime snipers stationed on the outskirts of the village. The victim was inspecting his house nearby Miznaz village, when he was sniped.

Turkish forces shell the perimeter of Ain Issa camp north of Raqqa, causing fires

SOHR, May 10, 2020

The Syrian Observatory has monitored rocket attacks by Turkish forces targeting the area near Ain Issa camp, causing a fire to some adjacent land.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has just monitored artillery shelling by the Turkish army, targeting the area of Ain Issa and Tal Abyad, which are under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces and regime forces in north of Al-Raqqa province, causing material damage.

IED attacks | IED explosion leaves many casualties in Al-Bab ctiy, east of Aleppo

SOHR, May 10, 2020

Aleppo Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:

SOHR activists say that a loud explosion was heard in the town of Al-Bab, which is under the control of Turkish forces and proxy factions in north-eastern Aleppo.

According to Observatory sources, the explosion was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near al-Center roundabout in al-Bab city center, killing one civilian and injuring 18 others, including a child in critical condition.

SOHR reveals | SDF Turkish commanders and officials escape to Turkey

SOHR, May 10, 2020

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights continues monitoring and tracking the issue of SDF Turkish- born commanders’ escape to Turkey. In latest development, SOHR can reveal new details surrounding the killing of a financial official in SDF while attempting to escape to Turkey.
The official in question, known by his initials as B, is a Turkish Kurd and serves as a financial official in Syria Democratic Forces. The official was trying to escape to Turkey with large sums of money in his possession by virtue of his post, while another person escorted him.
The official planned to cross into Turkey via Jatli village and Qarmani town on Turkey-Syria border where Turkish vehicles were waiting for him. However, his repeated visits to the area uncovered his plan, as he was tracked by SDF intelligence in which he was shot dead while attempting to escape. No further details have been reported about the fate of the second person escorting him.
SOHR has recently monitored many similar incidents which suggest that the escape of SDF commanders of the Turkish Kurds is on the rise. In the past few days, another financial official in Al-Darbasiyah known by his initials as D. managed to escape with large sums of money, after coordination with Turkey.
A Turkish-born woman, who serves as an SDF commander in Al-Raqqah, and another official responsible for tunnels in Ain Al-Arab (Kobani) have also joined many escapees who managed to flee to Turkey.

ISIS resurgence | Cells assassinate two SDF members east of Dair Ez-Zoar

SOHR, May 10, 2020

Islamic State cells’ activities continue to escalate in areas controlled by the SDF. SOHR sources say that two gunmen on a motorcycle assassinated with a silencer two SDF members near the carpet factory in Al-Shuhil town in eastern countryside of Dair Ez-Zoar

The number of fighters, civilians, oil workers and officials in service agencies who were assassinated in four provinces: Aleppo, Dair Ez-Zoar, Raqqa and Al-Hasakah, in addition to Manbij area in northeastern Aleppo province, which is controlled by SDF, increased to 498 persons.

The Syrian Observatory documented the assassination of 166 civilians by armed cells, including 11 children and seven women in the eastern countryside of Dair Ez-Zoar, Al-Hasakah countryside, Raqqa city and countryside and Manbij, in addition to the assassination of 327 fighters of SDF, including local leaders in the same areas, while four members of the International Coalition were killed, dozens of wounded were also reported by SOHR as a result of those assassinations.

Al-Rukban camp crises | Bad weather deepens the suffering of Syrian refugees in the forgotten camp on Syria-Jordan border

SOHR, May 10, 2020

Bad weather conditions in the Syrian Badia area have exacerbated the suffering of the residents of Al-Rukban camp, on Iraq-Syria-Jordan border, after the sandstorm that hit the area and lasted about three hours.

The sandstorm affected asthma patients, particularly with the lack of “Ventolin” in medical centers, which is used in cases of spasm of the smooth bronchodilator muscles in the lungs, suffered by asthmatics and chronic bronchitis patients.

The storm did not cause deaths and its impact was limited to material damage, as some tents were blown away and the walls of a number of mud houses in the camp were demolished. 


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