Intensive shelling on Idlib and Rif Dimashq kills and injures dozens while Israel bombs government areas in Eastern Damascus

تحرير أمنة رياض | ترجمة رند رسلان | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 9 يناير، 2018 3:58:11 م تقرير دوليعسكريأعمال واقتصاد جريمة حرب

Local and political developments:

On Tuesday, 12 civilians were killed and others injured in Idlib, Northern Syria, during government and Russian air strikes on the towns and villages of Eastern Idlib, Northern Syria. All areas in the province are targeted by the shelling.

The Directorate of Free Education in the Syrian Interim Government announced the temporary suspension of schools in the eastern and southern countryside of Idlib, Northern Syria, as a result of the military campaign and aerial bombing by government and Russian forces.

On Tuesday, the media director in the Directorate, Mustafa Haj Ali, said in a statement to SMART that the Directorate issued a decision to close all schools in the city of Ma'arat al-Nu'man and the towns of Abu al-Duhur, Sinjar, and the nearby villages. All exams have been canceled and the semester break has started early.

On Monday night and Tuesday morning, 35 members of the loyalist forces were killed by members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the village of Zarzur, Eastern Idlib, according to an HTS media source. The same source said that members of the HTS elite forces carried out a covert operation in Zarzur village, killing 35 members and destroying a tank and a truck. The same source added that all fighting factions returned to their previous positions after the attack.

On Tuesday, the Islamic State gained control of 14 villages east of the cities of Hama and Idlib, Northern Syria, after the withdrawal of HTS.

Local activists told SMART that the Islamic State gained control of the villages of Abla, Ab al-Qana, Tal al-Halawa, Jab al-Safa, Qasr ibn Wardan, Rasem al-Tina, Talil al-Hamar, Rasem al-Anz, and Mudahi east of the city of Hama, as well as Jabb al-Rumman, Mas'ada, Tarfawi, and Tal Halawa east of the city of Idlib.

On Tuesday, two civilians were killed and dozens were injured in Rif Dimashq, Southern Syria, as a result of air strikes on the cities of Saqaba and Harasta in Eastern Ghouta, Damascus.

The Civil Defense said on its channel that warplanes launched a missile attack on the city of Saqaba, 10 km east of Damascus, killing two civilians while injuring dozens. The injured were transferred to nearby hospitals. Activists suspected that the attack was carried out by loyalist forces.

Shortly after the first air raid, the city was hit by another two raids, wounding six civilians, including three children and three women. Civil Defense teams transferred them to hospitals in the area, according to their own sources.

Activists added that suspected Russian warplanes launched raids on the city of Harasta, 12 km east of Damascus, resulting in a number of injured, including children.

On Monday, 23 civilians were killed and others were injured by an intensive artillery bombardment by loyalist forces on the towns and villages of Eastern Ghouta, Rif Dimashq. The local council in Harasta, Eastern Damascus, revealed the killing of 52 civilians and the injury of 150 others. Medics carried out 60 surgeries following the intense bombing.

On Tuesday night, the Syrian government claimed that Israel bombed their military positions in the area of Qatifah, 40 km northeast of Damascus. They issued a statement saying that they responded to three Israeli rocket attacks at its military sites in the region and successfully hit one Israeli aircraft.

On Tuesday, Hassan Rifai, the Head of Naseeb town council, 12 km southeast of Daraa, said in a statement to SMART that they have implemented a 120-day project to increase the town's water supply. The project comes at a cost of 155,000 US dollars. Recently, the residents of the town have experienced low water levels, but the local council will now operate the main well in the town using solar energy. The council will also install and maintain a second well using a new diesel powered generator.

On Monday, unknown assailants targeted a vehicle belonging to a Turkish army convoy in the village of Zarzita, 32 km west of Aleppo, Northern Syria, as the convoy entered the area through the village of Kafr Lusin on the Turkish border. Local activists told SMART that the assailants fired an RPG on one of the vehicles in the convoy, causing its destruction. Activists added that the soldiers in the convoy deployed in the village and began chasing the perpetrators amidst the shooting.

On Tuesday, 20 members of the loyalist Jerusalem Brigade were killed in an infiltration operation by the Failaq al-Sham Corps of the Free Syrian Army in al-Malah area in Western Aleppo, Northern Syria. A military commander in Failaq al-Sham, who introduced himself as Abu Glory, told SMART that the operation was carried out after several days of monitoring the movements of the Jerusalem Brigade. Failaq al-Sham fighters targeted the members with RPG and medium-caliber machine guns, killing 20 and injuring others. The Failaq al-Sham fighters returned to their positions under heavy machine gun fire.

On Tuesday, the medical office of the local council of the city of Al Bab, 39 km east of Aleppo, Northern Syria, issued an order banning the circulation of foreign medicine. The medicine from foreign pharmaceuticals is cheaper than the local medicine, but the quality is low-ranking and less efficient.

The local council in the city of Rastan, 20 km north of Homs, Central Syria, issued a decision to prevent the investment and rental of public property in the city. The council said in a statement to SMART that it is strictly prohibited invest in and rent public property.

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