Aerial bombing kills civilians in Idlib and Turkey announces besiege of Afrin

تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة سمارة بلبول | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 13 مارس، 2018 10:01:47 م تقرير دوليعسكريسياسي جريمة حرب

Local and field news:

Suspected Russian raids killed five civilians and injured 15 others in the residential neighbourhoods of Idlib, Northern Syria. A further three raids targeted the town of Bdama with no casualties.

Local activists reported that a civilian was killed by an explosive device in a house in Idlib. Another explosion took place in another neighborhood, resulting in material losses.

The displaced people from al-Qadam neighborhood arrived to a temporary shelter near the town of Maarat Masrin. Several buses carrying 1055 people, including 200 fighters who were in al-Qadam, arrived at the shelter.  

Fifty-two days after the launch of the Olive Branch Operation, the Turkish Chief of Staff reported in a statement that the Turkish Army have besieged Afrin since Monday. The army besieged the area after gaining control over important locations. The Chief of Staff pointed out that the military operations are going according to the plans against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units.

In besieged Eastern Ghouta, the government forces and Russia continue to bomb the cities and towns with different kinds of weapons. The bombing killed three civilians in Harasta, two others in Ain Tarma, and a residential area between Saqba and Kafr Batna. The bombing coincided with the launch of barrels by government warplanes on Hammouriya.

Earlier today, government and Russian aerial bombing killed a Civil Defense Volunteer and injured others. The bombing also killed and injured civilians in several towns and cities of Eastern Ghouta.

The Health Directorate in Rif Dimashq reported that 1201 civilians were killed and 8804 others were injured between Feb. 19 and Mar. 12, as a result of the military campaign launched by the government forces and Russia on Eastern Ghouta.

In Southern Damascus, local activists said that government forces bombed the IS-controlled areas in the al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood and the Al Yarmouk camp with heavy artillery and warplanes. The bombing coincided with clashes between the government forces and IS, without mentioning the outcome.

Clashes between IS and Jaysh al-Ababil took place near a Japanese hospital, between al-Yarmouk camp and the town on Yilda, Southern Damascus. The clashes killed a fighter from the latter by way of an IS sniper.

In Daraa, the continuing bombing of government warplanes have stopped the only bakery in the town of Hrak from operating. The bakery provides bread for 35,000 civilians. The bombing targeted the bakery directly and injured civilians. The material losses were estimated at around $50,000.

In Central Syria, a reconnaissance Turkish delegation arrived in the town of al-Ziara (72 kilometers northwest of Hama), to explore the area and establish two checkpoints under the de-escalation agreement guaranteed by Turkey, Iran and Russia.  

In Homs, activists reported that the International Alliance warplanes launched two raids on military bases of Iranian militias in the Northwest of al-Ayaniyah, Badiat Tadmor, Eastern Suburbs of Homs, with no details about the losses.

Political and international news:

The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said that Turkey and the United States will monitor the withdrawal of the Syrian Democratic Forces from Manbij, Northern Syria (80 kilometers east of Aleppo).

A Russian news agency quoted the Chief of General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, saying that his country “will respond if Russian soldiers were in danger,” ponting out U.S. threats of taking military actions against the Syrian government.

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تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة سمارة بلبول | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 13 مارس، 2018 10:01:47 م تقرير دوليعسكريسياسي جريمة حرب
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