Internally displaced persons from eastern Qalamoun leave for Northern Syria and Turkish project produces electricity in Azaz

تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 21 أبريل، 2018 8:09:03 م - آخر تحديث بتاريخ : 21 أبريل، 2018 10:33:10 م تقرير دوليعسكريسياسيأعمال واقتصاداجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني تهجير

 

Field and local developments:

On Saturday, the first group of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from eastern Qalamoun, Northeast  Damascus, left for Northern Syria.

Local bus drivers told SMART that the buses had left the city of al-Rahiba (45 kilometers northeast of Damascus), the city of Jeroud and the village of Nasiriyah to gather in the city of al-Qatifah. Then the buses went to Idlib and Aleppo in Northern Syria.

Syrian government forces also seized strategic landmarks in the town of Yilda south of Damascus, after clashes with Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions and Islamist battalions.

Local sources told SMART that the government forces seized the landmarks of four roads, which link the towns of Yilda and Hajira and the neighborhood of al-Hajar al-Aswad, using intense fire.

In Northern Syria, a private Turkish company signed a contract with the local council of Azaz city (43 kilometers north of Aleppo).The deal includes seven million US dollars to supply electricity to the city.

The director of the service office in the council, Muhammad Haj Omar, told SMART that for two months ago, they were working to coordinate with the energy and electricity company (AK energy) mediated by the Turkish government. He stated that the project is to replace the old power station with a new one, which capacity is about 35 megawatts.

Civil Defense members in the city of Azaz north of Aleppo organized a protest because their salaries have been cut for more than three months.

The volunteers threatened to stop work at Civil Defense center in Azaz until their salaries are paid. They demanded the general administration and officials in Aleppo to pay their wages.

On Saturday, around 300 Arab and Kurdish tribal dignitaries gathered in the Kurdish Autonomy Administration-controlled areas met in the city of al-Hasakah, Northeast Syria. They met to discuss the Turkish military operation in the Afrin region, and the situation of IDPs from Afrin to the Kurdish Autonomy Administration-controlled areas.

Two observers of the fighting in Northern Syria predicted that the intensity of the fighting between factions in Idlib would not increase after the son of the leader of the Sukour al-Sham Brigades was killed during clashes with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.

On Saturday, Homs Army of the FSA announced that it repulsed Syrian government forces’ attempt to advance in the Qubat al-Kurdi area, 20 kilometers southeast of Hama, Central Syria.

The military commander of Homs Army, Ahmed Abu Zeid, told SMART that they targeted the Syrian government forces using heavy artillery, with the Rastan operations room, killing a number of them, destroying their military mechanisms and forcing them to withdraw. The Syrian government forces were trying to advance to seize the checkpoints that they lost recently in Qubat al-Kurdi area.

The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) handed over dozens of bodies belonging to members of the Syrian government forces, who were killed by the Islamic State, during its control of al-Tabaqa military airbase west of al-Raqqa, Northern Syria, in August 2014.

A source from the Kurdish Red Crescent Organization told SMART that three cars of the organization were accompanied by two vehicles belonging to the YPG intelligence service. They went to the village of al-Wawi controlled by the government forces near the al-Tabaqa airbase to help in pulling out bodies of government forces’ members.

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تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 21 أبريل، 2018 8:09:03 م - آخر تحديث بتاريخ : 21 أبريل، 2018 10:33:10 م تقرير دوليعسكريسياسيأعمال واقتصاداجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني تهجير
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