Syrian government forces shelling wounds civilians in Daraa and people displaced from Jubata al-Khashab and Ofania in Quneitra

تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 28 أبريل، 2018 8:10:07 م تقرير دوليعسكريسياسياجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني جريمة حرب

Field and local developments:

On Saturday, Syrian government forces shelled the al-Balad neighborhood in Daraa, Southern Syria, wounding a woman and her child.

The deputy director of the al-Balad hospital, Ziad Mahamid, told SMART that the the woman and child received minor injuries.

Hundreds of families were displaced from the town of Jubata al-Khashab and the village of Ofania in Quneitra to the Shahar camp, escaping bombing by the Syrian government forces.

The head of the local council in the town Jubata al-Khashab, Adnan al-Assaad, told SMART that about 600 families were displaced to the camp on the border with the occupied Golan Heights. He noted that the displaced families are in need of aid.

The Syrian government forces partially opened the Babila-Sidi Mekdad crossing for the second day in a row for the entry of food into the towns of Southern Damascus.

A convoy of injured people from the towns of Babila, Yalda and Beit Sahem, Southern Damascus, arrived in the city of al-Bab, 39 kilometers east of Aleppo, Northern Syria. The convoy was accompanied by a delegation from the Syrian Red Crescent.

Local activists told SMART that 13 injured people and two escorts arrived in the city of al-Bab, accompanied by the Red Crescent. The convoy entered via the Abu Zindeen crossing, which links the areas controlled by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Syrian government forces. The activists stated that most of the injuries are clinical, with one exception requiring medical observation.

The opposition group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) released a member of the Free Aleppo Lawyers’ Syndicate two months after his arrest, as part of an agreement between the HTS and the Syrian Liberation Front. The agreement includes the release of several detainees.

Youssef Hussein, a member of the Lawyers’ Syndicate, told SMART that the HTS released the lawyer Ahmad al-Saleh after arresting him in the village of Deir Hassan, north of Idlib, in March. The HTS arrested him because of his work in the court of the Nour al-Din al-Zinki Movement, which is a component of the Syrian Liberation Front.

The local council in the city of Sarmin, 9 kilometers east of Idlib, Northern Syria, has decided to prevent FSA and Islamist battalion fighters from covering their faces in the city. The local council also warned against vehicles driving through checkpoints without stopping, or they risk being fired upon. The council has also decided to prevent people from carrying weapons inside the city.

The local council of the city of Latamina in Hama, Central Syria, announced that they contacted the Turkish forces at the monitoring point in the nearby town of Murak, to speed up the establishment of further monitoring points in Hama northern countryside. The Turkish forces has previously informed Latamina local council that they intended to establish new monitoring points, without specifying a timeframe.

The head of the local council in Latamina, Hossam Hassan, told SMART that the Turkish forces at the monitoring point in Murak had said that a monitoring point would be established in Latamina instead.

The Syrian government forces shelled Hama countryside, killing two HTS leaders in the southern countryside.

HTS media reported that two HTS leaders in the southern sector of Homs and Hama, Abu Ramah and Abu Khalid Hamwi, were killed by a mortar shell dropped while they were near the village of Dalak in the southern countryside of Hama.

New French troops arrived in the area of ​​Rumailan, 120 kilometers northeast of al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria. French troops were also deployed in the areas of Manbij and Ain al-Arab (also known as Kobane).

The Anatolia news agency reported that an unknown number of French troops arrived at a United States military base in Rumailan on Thursday evening. However, they later took part in patrols with U.S. forces in the cities of Manbij, Raqqa and some areas in the Deir ez-Zor countryside.

Political and international developments:

The foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran, the guarantor countries of the Astana talks, started a meeting in the Russian capital Moscow. The meeting aims to discuss developments concerning the situation in Syria.

During a press conference ahead of the meeting, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that “Russia, Turkey and Iran should help the Syrian authorities to clear the country of terrorism." Lavrov added that Russia is monitoring opposition attempts to block a “political settlement”, and that this "emergency" meeting aimed to discuss the "complicated situation in Syria."

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تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 28 أبريل، 2018 8:10:07 م تقرير دوليعسكريسياسياجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني جريمة حرب
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