Russian warplanes bomb Zardana village, killing and wounding 122 civilians; German public prosecutor issues lawsuit against senior officer of loyalist forces

تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 8 يونيو، 2018 8:09:40 م تقرير دوليعسكريسياسي عدوان روسي

 

Field and local developments:

On Thursday night, suspected Russian warplanes bombed the village of Zardana, 16 kilometers north of Idlib, Northern Syria, killing and wounding more than 122 civilians, including children and women. Civil Defense teams are still searching for victims under the rubble.

A suspected Russian air raid also killed a Civil Defense officer and wounded four others as they were pulling out the victims of the massacre in the village of Zardana.

On Friday, the National Coalition of the revolution and opposition forces described the massacre of Zardana as an "intentional crime." The National Coalition stated that the massacre occurred in the areas of de-escalation.

The Russian Defense Ministry denied that it had launched any strikes on the village of Zardana in the countryside of Idlib, Northern Syria, on Thursday night. The Ministry claimed that large units of the al-Nusra Front, referring to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), clashed intensively with Jaysh al-Islam in the area.

On Thursday night, unknown persons assassinated the leader of the Shamiya Front and the secretary of the Free Syrian Union for the Wushu Kung Fu sport, Ahmad Mesto, known as Abu Aslan al-Kurdi, by shooting him in the Afrin area, 43 kilometers north of Aleppo, Northern Syria.

On Friday morning, the Syrian government forces launched dozens of shells on the village of Kafr Hamra, about 3 kilometers north of Aleppo, Northern Syria, wounding some civilians.

A brigade belonging to the HTS launched a covert operation on the outskirts of the al-Foah town, controlled by the Syrian government’s militias, near Idlib, Northern Syria, killing and wounding some loyalist forces members.

The HTS arrested people on charges that they belong to the Islamic State Idlib, Northern Syria.

Six tents burned in the camp of the Ain al-Baida village in the Jisr al-Shughur area, Idlib, Northern Syria.

Activists told SMART that the fire broke out in tents in the Kefir area after one of the displaced persons burned a gas stove near his tent. The activists added that Civil Defense teams extinguished the fire, which only caused material damage.

Masked persons killed a member of the Reconciliation Commission of the Syrian government and wounded another by shooting them in the city of Teldo, 23 kilometers northwest of Homs, Central Syria.

The Syrian government began to prepare for reopening the main road between Hama and the town of Abu al-Duhur in Idlib, Northern Syria after it has been closed for about five years for military reasons.

On Thursday, local sources told SMART that workers of the roads and bridges team of the Syrian government began to repair the Abu- al-Duhur-Hama road, at the cost of 268 million Syrian pounds.

Merchants in the area of ​​al-Ghab plain, west of Hama, Central Syria, encouraged farmers to cultivate cotton crop five years after cessation of this strategic agriculture due to military operations.

The agricultural engineer Ghassan told SMART that the tradesmen of private sector contracted with some farmers in the area to cultivate 300 dunums of cotton. He expected that the area of ​​cotton land would increase to 700 dunums.

Political and international developments:

A delegation from the Supreme Negotiations Committee of the Riyadh 2 Conference met with UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura to form the Constitutional Committee.

During his meeting with the delegation headed by Nasr Hariri in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Thursday, the envoy confirmed that he had received the list of candidates for the membership of the committee by the Syrian government. He considered that it is the same list proposed by Russia and Iran.

On Friday, human rights defenders also said that the German public prosecutor issued an international arrest warrant against the director of the air intelligence service in the Syrian government, General Jamil Hassan.

The director of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, Mazen Darwish, said on his Facebook page that the arrest warrant was issued for the suspicion of Hassan responsibility for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Syria since 2011. He added that the warrant was circulated to the international police.

The Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the presence of Russian military forces in Syria was "unique experience" for training.

During the "direct line dialogue" on Thursday night, Putin said that the presence of Russian forces in Syria is "a unique mechanism to develop the capabilities of our army." He added that any military exercises could not be compared with putting the forces in combat conditions, according to Russia Today channel.

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تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 8 يونيو، 2018 8:09:40 م تقرير دوليعسكريسياسي عدوان روسي
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