Displacement process from Southern Damascus begins and Russian warplane drops off Syrian coast

تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 3 مايو، 2018 12:05:58 م تقرير دوليعسكرياجتماعي تهجير

Field and local developments:

On Thursday morning, the displacement process of civilians and factions from the towns of Yalda, Babila and Beit Sahem in Southern Damascus, began towards Northern Syria.

A local source told SMART that about 30 buses entered the three towns to transport the first group, which is made up of about 2,700 internally displaced persons (IDPs). The group was accompanied by a delegation of Russian military police, which will oversee the displacement process.

On Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry announced the dropping of one of their Sukhoi 30 warplanes and the killing of its pilots off the coast of the city of Jableh in Latakia, Western Syria.

The Defense Ministry reported that the initial information indicates that the warplane crashed and fell into the sea because a bird entered one of the engines.

On Wednesday, Syrian government forces arrested 60 civilians, most of them women, children and elderly people from the Yarmouk camp, Southern Damascus, while trying to cross into the towns of Babila, Yalda and Beit Sahem.

Local activists told SMART that the government forces arrested the civilians while they were crossing through the Oroba checkpoint between the Yarmouk camp and the towns of Southern Damascus.

On Wednesday, activists on social media circulated a video showing people during the funeral of a militia fighter fighting with the Syrian government in Damascus. They chanted sectarian slogans and threatened to burn the capital and its inhabitants.

The video shows hundreds of participants in the funeral, chanting slogans such as "We are at your service, Zeinab," and "We are at your service, Hussein." Also, a person stands on a car vowing revenge, saying, "We will burn Damascus with all its inhabitants... The Shiite will precede the battle before it starts, sit and see the cutting of heads.”

On Thursday, two separate explosions killed and wounded 17 civilians in northern and eastern Idlib, Northern Syria.

A group of Religious Guards (formerly Jund al-Aqsa) attacked Ebla University in the city of Saraqib, 16 kilometers southeast of Idlib, Northern Syria, under the pretext of "separating males from females."

Activists reported that on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, 15 masked followers of the Religious Guards stormed the university to separate males from females and threatened to shut down the university by force if it does not follow their order.

On Wednesday, the local council in the town of Hass, 36 kilometers south of Idlib, Northern Syria, announced the opening of a consumer market valued at 50,000 US dollars as an emergency response to the IDPs.

The head of the council, Jamil al-Khader, told SMART that the project came as an emergency response to the IDPs from the southeastern countryside of Idlib and the northeastern countryside of Hama. He also said that this project is in the interest of the consumer because its goods are sold at wholesale prices.

On Wednesday, a local source from the village of Gharya Gharbiya (13 kilometers east of Daraa) said that unknown persons cut off the power 66 line, which feeds the city of Daraa.

On Wednesday, the Salvation Government issued a decision to prevent the digging and removal of soil from areas containing monuments in Idlib, Northern Syria.

Political and international developments:

On Wednesday, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, warned of the sensitivity of the situation in Syria, saying that it is on the threshold of a new phase.

At a press briefing from the city of Geneva, Switzerland, Peter Maurer said that the acting parties either agree to end the war, or start new armed confrontations more dangerous than in the past.

الاخبار المتعلقة

تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 3 مايو، 2018 12:05:58 م تقرير دوليعسكرياجتماعي تهجير
التقرير السابق
التوصل لاتفاق تهجير من شمال حمص وجنوب حماة وتنفيذ اتفاق جنوب دمشق يبدأ غدا
التقرير التالي
ترجيحات بخروج فصيل عسكري من جنوب دمشق إلى درعا وقوات روسية تدخل إلى جنوب إدلب لتثبيت نقاط فيها