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News, June 2020
New Wave of Refugees, Following Resumption of Russian Air Strikes and Syrian Regime Forces' Bombarment on Idlib
June 5, 2020
The following news stories are just examples of the daily horrors of war in Syria. Readers can find more detailed daily news stories at the sources below as well as many other sources in the internet.
Al-Suwaidaa | Exchange of fire among local gunmen in Al-Dour area leaves four dead or wounded
SOHR, On June 5, 2020
Al-Suwaidaa Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR activists say that a dispute among local gunmen evolved to exchange of fire in Al-Dour area in rural Al-Suwaidaa. According to SOHR sources, a gunman was killed while three others sustained various injuries and taken later to Al-Suwaidaa hospital.
A few days ago, SOHR sources reported that dozens of civilians gathered in front of Al-Suwaidaa municipality in a vigil under the name “You are starving us”.
The civilians protested the deteriorating economic conditions throughout Syria, and the prohibitively high prices of basic foodstuffs which affected by the collapse of the Syrian pound against foreign currency, in light of the harsh economic sanctions on the Syrian regime.
The demonstrators also protested the regime’s poor firefighting services, especially after fires devoured large swaths of agricultural land in the province.
Security chaos in Daraa | Number of kidnappings increases to three in one day
SOHR, On June 4, 2020
Daraa Governorate – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored today new kidnapping in Daraa countryside. Unknown persons kidnapped a citizen of Palestinian nationality, in the town of Al-Muzayrip, west of Daraa.
Meanwhile, unidentified gunmen tried to kidnap a child in the Jalin area in Daraa countryside, while the child managed to escape.
Moreover, unknown assailants tried to kidnap a child today in Al-Karak al-Sharqi town in western rural Daraa, but their attempt failed and they fled.
On June 2, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored rise in security chaos in Daraa governorate. A 14-year-old boy was kidnaped on May 31, after leaving his home in Diniba in Izraa city, northeast of Daraa.
This brings the number of attacks and assassination attempts in various forms and methods by detonating IEDs, mines, booby-trapped vehicles and shootings from past June to date, to more than 491 attacks.
While the number of those who killed and died in the same period has risen to 323 persons, 80 of whom are civilians, including seven women and seven children
Regime violations | Shelling kills child in Idlib countryside, while Russian jets flying over “Putin-Erdogan” area
SOHR, On June 4, 2020
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of a child in the town of Afis, east of Idlib, died his wounds sustained, as he was near a combine harvester targeted by regime forces stationed in the city of Saraqeb.
SOHR sources reported earlier that regime force loyalists targeted a combine harvesters near the village of Afis in the eastern Idlib countryside, setting agricultural crops on fire and destroying the harvester.
The Syrian Observatory has monitored the flight of a Russian jet over rural Idlib and Aleppo, coinciding with the flight of reconnaissance over the area of “Putin-Erdogan”.
The Syrian Observatory has monitored this morning renewed rocket attacks by regime forces on areas in Al-Fatira, Kansafra, Safohn, Al-Bara and al-Halouba farm in Jabal al-Zawiya in southern idlib countryside.
This comes as the new ceasefire enters its 91st consecutive day.
“De-escalation zone” | Regime forces renew shelling positions in Jabal Al-Zawiyah
SOHR, On June 4, 2020
Reliable SOHR sources have confirmed that regime forces renewed rocket attacks on places in Al-Fterah, Kansafrah, Sfuhen, the vicinity of Al-Bara and Al-Haloubah Farm in Jabal Al-Zawiyah in the southern countryside of Idlib.
This shelling comes on the 91st consecutive day of the recent ceasefire in the “de-escalation zone”.
Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that a Russian jet bombarded Al-Sermaniyah village in Sahl Al-Ghab, north-west of Hama province. Meanwhile, regime forces shelled the villages of Qofqin and Al-Haloubah in the south Idlib countryside with artillery.
Russian jets renew shelling on ”de-escalation zone”
SOHR, On June 4, 2020
SOHR activists say that a Russian jet targeted this evening the village of Al-Sermaniyah in Sahl Al-Ghab, north-west of Hama province.
This comes in less than 24 hours after the last attack on the “Putin-Erdogan” area.
Meanwhile, regime forces shelled with artillery the villages of Qofqin and Al-Halaoubiya in the southern Idlib countryside. No casualties have been reported yet.
Russian jets have carried out a new round of airstrikes on the “de-escalation zone” in the early hours of Wednesday morning, targeting places in the area between Al-Qarqur and the Power Plant area in Sahl Al-Ghab in the north-western Hama with four raids. No casualties have been reported yet.
Last night, the Syrian Observatory monitored raids by Russian jets targeting the area between the Kabana frontline in north-eastern Latakia and the area of Sahl Al-Ghab.
It is worth noting that this is the first attack of its kind since the recent ceasefire in the “de-escalation zone” came into effect.
New displacement | People of Jabal Al-Zawyiah flee their areas for fear of expected military operation
On June 3, 2020
Several villages in Jabal Al-Zawiyah in the southern countryside of Idlib experience a new wave of civilians’ displacement. This displacement comes in the wake of the significant developments on the ground in the past few days in the “de-escalation zone”, after the relative calm in the area since the recent ceasefire came into effect on March 5.
The recent developments included the escalation of rocket attacks by regime forces, ongoing military reinforcement and build-up by all conflicting parties (regime forces, Turkish forces, opposition factions and jihadi groups), statement by opposition factions announcing villages in eastern Jabal Al-Zawiyah a military zone, and the return of Russian airstrikes.
All of these development ignited popular concerns of the return of military operations to the “de-escalation zone”, especially Jabal Al-Zawiyah where shelling, clashes and reinforcement were concentrated. Such developments pushed tens of families to displace once again to safer places and refugee camps away from the contested areas.
SOHR sources have just reported that Russian jets carried out a new round of airstrikes on the “de-escalation zone” in the early hours of Wednesday morning, targeting places in the area between Al-Qarqur and the Power Plant area in Sahl Al-Ghab in the north-western Hama with four raids.
No casualties were reported. It is worth noting that it has been the second attack of its kind since the recent ceasefire in the “de-escalation zone” came into effect.
SOHR sources said yesterday evening that Russian jets bombarded Kabana area in the north-east Latakia countryside for the first time since the new ceasefire came into effect.
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