France says that military strikes will target Syrian government's chemical capabilities, and also the Syrian government transports warplanes and officers from airbases

تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 11 أبريل، 2018 12:00:58 م تقرير دوليعسكريسياسي الكيماوي

Local and Field Updates:

On Thursday, military observatories reported that Syrian government forces transported warplanes, helicopters, and troops, including officers and Russian and Iranian consultants, to Damascus international airport as well as to two military airbases in Hama and al-Nayrab.

Three activists, working on three observatories in Hama, Rif Dimashq, and Daraa, reported that Syrian government forces transported five warplanes from al-Seen airbase in Rif Dimashq and six Russian helicopters from al-T4 airbase in Homs to the two Damascus international airport and al Nayrab military airbase in Aleppo. Government forces transported Russian military personnel from the Hmeimim airbase to Hama  in anticipation of foreign military strikes.

On Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, unknown gunmen attempted to assassinate an official of  “the reconciliation file” with the Syrian government forces in the towns of Southern Damascus. The official sought to form a Russian-backed local militia.

Local sources in the town of Babila reported that unknown gunmen opened fire at Salih al-Khateeb after he returned to the town following a meeting with Russians in Damascus. Al-Khateeb’s foot was injured and he was transported to a hospital in Damascus.

On Tuesday, a military source in the Jaysh al-Islam reported that the Free Syrian Army (FSA) seized the weapons of Jaysh al-Islam fighters when they arrived in Northern Aleppo, under Turkish orders.

The source, who asked not to be named for security reasons, added that the FSA fighters ascended the buses transporting Jaysh al-Islam fighters and wrote down the details of each weapon along with its owner, and then proceeded to seize the weapons. The source noted that the FSA fighters decision to seize comes from orders by Turkish officers who were standing by the buses.

The Political and International Updates:

On Tuesday, the French President Emmanuel Macron stated that the international military response to the chemical massacre in the city of Douma will be made within some days, and that they will investigate the chemical capabilities of the Syrian government.

Macron added in a joint press conference with the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman that the response will investigate the Syrian government's chemical weapons, but not the Syrian government's allies. Macron noted that they will make the decision within some days.

Alexander Lavrentiev, the Russian special envoy to Syria discussed with Ali Shamkhani, the general secretary of the Iranian national security supreme council, the foreign threats to carry out a military strike against the Syrian government in response to the chemical massacre in the city of Douma.   

On Thursday, Lavrentiev payed Tehran a sudden visit, where he held closed discussions with Shamkhani and other Iranian officials about the situation in Syria and the United States President Donald Trump’s threats to  intervene in Syria, according to France 24 news channel.

On Tuesday, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said that they would send  a Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) team to the city of Douma following reports of a chemical attack in the city.  

The organization added that the Syrian government and Russia invited the OPSCW to investigate the allegations of chemical weapons use in Douma.. The OPSCOW noted that the fact finding team is preparing to deploy to Syria shortly.

الاخبار المتعلقة

تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 11 أبريل، 2018 12:00:58 م تقرير دوليعسكريسياسي الكيماوي
التقرير السابق
ترقب لقرار "ترامب" حول الرد في سوريا ووصول مهجرين من دوما إلى شمالي حلب
التقرير التالي
احتجاجات شمال حلب على منع تركيا دخول مهجري مدينة دوما وتصاعد التوتر بالتصريحات بين روسيا وأمريكا