Thousands protest against displacement from Northern Homs and the U.S. suspend financing Civil Defense

تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة سمارة بلبول | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 4 مايو، 2018 8:04:38 م تقرير دوليعسكريسياسي مظاهرة


Local and field news:

Thousands of people protested against the displacement agreement in al-Rastan, Northern Homs, Central Syria. Civil and military bodies reached a deal with a Russian delegation and government representatives.

More than 4,000 people roamed the streets and stood over the Great Bridge. The protesters called against the displacement and the demographic change committed by Russia and the government forces in the besieged areas. They also called upon the International Community to intervene and to hold its responsibility.

Military factions repelled a government attempt to advance toward the al Kin farms, al Rastan, Northern Homs, despite the ceasefire agreement, which was decided under Russian auspices.

Local activists reported that government fighters attempted to advance toward the area from the village of Kubayyat al Assi, Hama. The fighters withdrew after the Houla operation room fighters repelled the attempt.

In Northern Syria, 50 people from Marat al-Numan (35 kilometers south of Idlib) protested against the government and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham.

The protesters chanted against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and raised signs saying “the Tahrir al-Sham role seems to be for guarding and protecting Kafraya and al Fo’a,” and  “if your faces weren't flaws you wouldn't cover them.


An explosive device injures five of the Turkistan Islamic Party fighters in Northern Idlib, Northern Syria.

Local activists reported that anonymous people planted an explosive device that targeted a vehicle carrying Turkistan Islamic Party fighters on the road between Jisr al-Shughur and Darkouch. The explosion injured five fighters with various severity. The fighters transferred to a nearby hospital.

In Aleppo, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) claimed responsibility for killing the head of the Free Police in Eastern Ghouta, Jamal Zaghloul. The YPG murdered Zaghloul with a landmine in Afrin, saying that they were monitoring him and waiting for the right chance to kill him, according to a YPG statement.

The second group of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) left the towns of Bibila, Beit Sehm and Yilda (7 kilometers south of Damascus) for Northern Syria.

Activists reported that 11 buses, carrying 618 IDPs (240 men, 254 women, and 124 children), left from the Beit Sehm crossing for the government-controlled areas.

Hundreds of civilians besieged in the ISIS-controlled areas of Southern Damascus have been suffering since 16 days.

Local activists reported that 400 civilians are threatened with death in the ISIS-controlled areas of al Yarmouk camp, al Tadamon, al-Zain and al Hajar al Aswad neighborhoods. The humanitarian situation is deteriorating due to the intense Russian and government bombing.

In Eastern Syria, local activists reported that the Syrian Democratic Forces clashed with the Elite Forces faction, which raises the Free Syrian Army flag and is affiliated with the National Coalition’s former president, Ahmad al Jarba, in Deir Ez-Zor.

The activists added that the clashes took place after the Kurdish Asayish forces broke into the house of two former ISIS fighters in the village of Abu Hamam, Eastern Deir Ez-Zor. The two parties exchanged fire, which inured women from the Elite Forces families. The Elite Forces fighters responded with attacking the Asayish opponents.

The Syrian government issued a circular to pray for President Bashar al Assad in the mosques of Eastern Ghouta.

Rami Hinawi’s family appealed to all humanitarian and rights organizations to help them reveal their son’s fate. The government forces notified the family that Rami is dead but denied later.

Activists shared a statement on social media saying that it is upon the family’s request. The report says that the family has received a notification from the Second Government Field Court stating that Rami has died in detention.

The American CBS network said that the United States froze the financial support for the Civil Defense organization (the White Helmets) operating in the areas out of the loyalist forces' control.

Currently, the Civil Defense does not receive any financial support from the U.S. which used to pay about one-third of the Civil Defense's total financial aid, according to the network. The U.S. State Department said that "the support is under active review."

The Civil Defense proclaimed that the organization did not receive any official declaration from the U.S. government about the suspension of support, and assured that they do not receive any direct assistance from the U.S.

The Civil Defense manager, Raed al Saleh, provided SMART with a copy of a statement that was signed by him. The statement says that the Civil Defense did not receive any official notification from the U.S. government about the suspension of support. They only were informed of suspending some projects in the Middle East. 
The Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shukri, said that replacing the foreign forces with Arab forces is a possible idea, and it has been discussed on media and among the states.

 Al- Ahram Newspaper quoted Shukri saying that this idea is not only discussed on media, but also within discussions between international officials. The plan aims to prevail peace in Syria.

The French Chief of Staff, Francois Lecointre, said that the French forces would stay in Syria along with the U.S. until defeating the Islamic State.

Lecointre added in an interview with CNews “My priority is to defeat the ISIS,” pointing out that he does not think that the U.S. will leave Syria before achieving this goal.

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تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة سمارة بلبول | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 4 مايو، 2018 8:04:38 م تقرير دوليعسكريسياسي مظاهرة
التقرير السابق
النظام يتقدم في مدينة الحجر الأسود بدمشق والدفعة الأولى من مهجري جنوب العاصمة تصل حلب
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