Civilian die in Eastern Ghouta and Lavrov hopes for direct talks between opposition and Regime

اعداد محمود الدرويش | تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة رند رسلان | تحرير الترجمة Liz Hallgren 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 17 نوفمبر، 2017 8:31:02 م تقرير دوليعسكريسياسي جريمة حرب

Field and local development:

On Friday, Syrian and Russian military aircraft targeted the cities and towns of Eastern Ghouta, killing five civilians, including women and children, and wounding dozens.

In addition, airstrikes and artillery shelling targeted the towns and cities of Eastern Ghouta in the countryside of Damascus, killing 11 civilians, including children and women, and wounding others. Members of the Islamic Ahrar Sham Movement were suffocated with tear gas.

In the meantime, about 750 families were displaced from the city of Harasta and the town of Madera in Eastern Ghouta to other cities of Ghouta east of Damascus. They escaped the intense bombing from the Syrian loyalist forces.

On Friday, the head of the local council in Harasta, Hossam Beruti, told SMART that about 500 families were displaced from the city to the city of Douma and the town of Misraba. He pointed out that their number is likely to increase as a result of continuous shelling

On Friday, clashes with the Islamic Ahrar Sham Movement in the Department of Vehicles in the city of Harasta, Eastern Ghouta killed members of the Syrian loyalist forces

The spokesman for the Ahrar Sham, Munther Al-Faris, told SMART that loyalist forces launched a counterattack to recover what they had lost. There were violent clashes, killing members of the loyalist forces. There was no specified number reported.

On Friday, a car bomb exploded in the village of Faraj east of Deir al-Zour, Eastern Syria, killing 20 civilians and injuring 30 others.

In a statement published on its Facebook account, the Deir al-Zour Military Council announced that the car bomb was from the Islamic State. It targeted the gathering of civilians in the village. No further details were given.

On Friday, the Deir al-Zour Military Council of the Syrian Democratic Forces announced its readiness to enter the city of Albuqmal, 120 km east of Deir al-Zour. The council aims to restore the city from the Islamic State if the loyalist forces fail to restore it.

A member of the media office of the Deir al-Zour Council, Bassem Aziz, told SMART that if they gain control of the Shaitat area, they will enter the city of Albuqmal.

The Hayaat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS)  gained control of a village in the Hamra district, 36 km northeast of Hama, Central Syria, after fighting with the Syrian loyalist forces.

Activists told SMART that the HTS gained control of the village of Marijab al-Jablan, after one of its members carried out a suicide operation in the village. Earlier on Thursday, the HTS gained control of the village of Serha.

The Syrian Red Crescent plans to provide aid for the first time to the city of al-Bab, 38 km east of Aleppo, Northern Syria, but several factions of the Free Syrian Army refused this plan.

The Head of the Local Council in the city, Jamal Osman, told SMART that the Red Crescent communicated with the council to receive the assistance provided by the International Red Cross. The council refused to deal with it directly because it is linked to the Syrian regime.

On Friday, a bomb exploded in the city of al-Bab, 38 km east of Aleppo, Northern Syria, wounding five children.

The director of the Civil Defense in the city, Khaled Karez, told SMART that the bomb exploded near the Al-Muhdathah school and wounded the children, who are from one family. They were transferred to the Al-Hikmah hospital.

On Friday, dozens of residents of the village of Kali, 23 km north of Idlib, Northern Syria organized a sit-in in solidarity with the people of the city of Atarb where the Russian Air Force committed a massacre.

The demonstrators condemned the massacre and the Russian’s intense bombardment. They stressed the continuation of the Syrian revolution until the overthrow of the regime. Prominent figures such as the former assistant minister of education in the Syrian Interim Government participated in the demonstration.


Political and international developments:

On Friday, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said that his country hopes to make direct negotiations between the opposition and the Syrian regime in the Sochi meeting.

Lavrov added at a press conference in Moscow that the Russian-Iranian-Turkish meeting in Sochi will give impetus to negotiations on the political structure in Syria between the two sides after the end of the crisis, according to Russia Today.

On Friday, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that his country should cleanse the Afrin city in Northern Aleppo from the Kurdish People's Protection Units. He noted that the upcoming Russian-Turkish-Iranian meeting will put the truce in Idlib, Northern Syria.

During a speech in Ankara, Erdogan said that Turkey should be in the “dominant position” on Idlib or it “will be occupied by other terrorist organizations,” according to the agency, Anatolia.

On Friday, the British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson described Russia's use of the veto on a draft resolution to extend the chemical investigation committee in Syria as “terrible.”

On Thursday, Russia vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution that proposed the extension of the Joint Investigation Mechanism, which included a panel of experts from the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Russia also withdrew a similar project at the same session.

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اعداد محمود الدرويش | تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة رند رسلان | تحرير الترجمة Liz Hallgren 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 17 نوفمبر، 2017 8:31:02 م تقرير دوليعسكريسياسي جريمة حرب
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