The Syrian Civil Defense said that it had recorded more than 100,000 sorties by the Assad regime and its allies’ air forces over the liberated areas since August 2016. It pointed out that this aerial activity reached its peak during the military campaign launched by the Assad regime in Dara’a province.
The rescue group published on its Twitter account an infographic detailing the sorties and airstrikes the Observatory of Syria has recorded since its launch in August 2016.
According to the infograph, the Observatory recorded more than 108,000 sorties and 7,000 airstrikes in the liberated areas. It also shows the intensity of the aerial activity and airstrikes along with time and place of occurrence on a graph.
The graph shows that the aerial activity and airstrikes reached their peak on 25 June during the pinnacle of the offensive the Assad regime and its Russian ally launched in the province of Dara’a between late May and July 2018.
Raed al-Saleh, director of the Syrian Civil Defense, told Inab Baladi newspaper that the figures were compiled by field observers distributed across the areas that are accessible to the civil defense teams.
The Observatory of Syria relies on observers on the ground and electronic sensors to tack the activity of the Assad regime and Russian air forces over the liberated areas.
The monitoring system sounds sirens when it detects an aircraft over a particular area and sends warning messages over mobile phone applications. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)