Airstrike kills and wounds civilians in Idlib and Western countries vow to hold Syrian government accountable for chemical massacre

تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 5 أبريل، 2018 11:58:50 ص تقرير دوليعسكريسياسي جريمة حرب

Field and local developments:

On Thursday, suspected Syrian government warplanes bombed the city of Kafr Nubl and the village of Mar'and in Idlib, Northern Syria, killing and wounding seven civilians, including two women and a child.

On Wednesday, the local council of the city of Khan Sheikhun, south of Idlib, Northern Syria, organized a sit-in on the first anniversary of the Syrian government forces' chemical attack on the city.

About one hundred people, including activists and relatives of the dead, participated in the sit-in. They raised banners saying, "A year passed since the chemical massacre, and the criminal is still killing us," and "Without international approval, al-Assad wouldn’t have dared to use chemical weapons."

On Wednesday, wounded soldiers of the Jaysh al-Islam and civilians left the city of Duma (14 kilometers east of Damascus) to Northern Syria.

Local activists told SMART that the convoy started in the evening from the city of Duma. The Syrian government media reported that 13 buses started from the al-Wafideen crossing. The buses carried 635 people, including members of Jaysh al-Islam and their families.

On Wednesday, the Free Directorate of Education in Aleppo governorate, Northern Syria, said that they intend to open more than 20 schools for displaced students from Eastern Ghouta.

The Head of the Directorate's office, Mujib Khattab, expected that 20 to 25 schools will open in different areas outside Syrian government control in the governorate. He pointed out that they are working to secure the requirements of displaced students.

On Wednesday, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) clashed with the Khalid ibn al-Walid Army, accused of allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS), near the village of Sheikh Saad (25 kilometers northwest of Nawa), wounding two FSA fighters.

On Wednesday, an ISIS landmine exploded in the village of al-Wadiyan, 40 kilometers west of ar-Raqqa, Northeast Syria, killing a civilian and wounding another.

On Wednesday, trucks loaded with oil crossed from areas controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units in al-Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor, Eastern and Northeast Syria, into the governorates controlled by the Syrian government.

On Thursday, the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) said that it will not stop fighting with the Syrian Liberation Front, Northern Syria, until it regains control of areas from the Syrian Liberation and Suqour al-Sham.

The HTS reported that the initiatives to stop the fighting between them, “affect the negotiating process.” The HTS noted that it is ready to accept the initiative by the Popular Initiatives Union, but on the condition that the Syrian Liberation does not exploit the initiative for "procrastination and manipulation of time." The HTS holds the Syrian Liberation responsible for the failure of previous initiatives “because its leadership does not trust those who handed over the negotiation file.”

Political and international developments:

On Wednesday, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and the United States vowed to hold the Syrian government accountable for the Khan Sheikhun chemical massacre that killed and wounded hundreds of civilians last year.

The German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heiko Maas, his British counterpart Boris Johnson, the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, and the Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan issued a joint statement regarding the chemical massacre. The official website of the British government published the statement.

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تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 5 أبريل، 2018 11:58:50 ص تقرير دوليعسكريسياسي جريمة حرب
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