Free Syrian Army repels Syrian government forces attempts to advance in Daraa; Trump seeks agreement with Putin on buffer zone in Southern Syria

تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 29 يونيو، 2018 12:15:53 م تقرير عسكريإغاثي وإنساني جريمة حرب

Local and field Updates:

On Friday, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions and Islamist battalions repelled the Syrian government forces’ attempts to advance to the air defense battalion base in Western Daraa, Southern Syria.

The Central Operations Room in Southern Syria, which includes FSA factions and Islamist battalions, said that their fighters repelled the Syrian government forces’ attempts to advance to the battalion base and surrounded a group of the Syrian government forces. The opposition fighters killed members of the Syrian government, captured a member, and destroyed an infantry vehicle.

The Central Operations Room added that their fighters destroyed two tanks using anti armors American TAW missiles in the al-Zamal area in Western Daraa. The tanks were attempting to advance in the area.   

On Thursday, suspected Russian airstrikes killed five civilians and injured 30 others, including critical injuries in the city of Nawa, north of Daraa, Southern Syria. The Civil Defense transported the wounded to hospitals of the area.

Activists reported that similar airstrikes hit a house in the town of Nawa, killing and injuring civilians. The activists said no further details.

The Free Endowments (Awqaf) Directorate suspended the Jum’ prayers in cities and towns of the Daraa governorate, Southern Syria due to the Russian and  Syrian government forces’ intensified bombings on the area.

Abdulnaser Ahmad, the manager of the Free Daraa Endowments (Awqaf), said in a statement that they decided to suspend the Jum’ prayers to sustain civilians’ safety.

The Jum’a prayers suspension came after Russia gave FAS factions and Islamist battalions a 12 hours truce. The truce started at midnight and will continue until Friday at noon. Russia demanded the FSA factions to raise the Syrian government flag and settle  the conditions of “gunmen.”

On Friday, unknown shooters, who are suspected to be fighters of the Jund al-Aqsa faction, killed a military commander of the al-Ahrar al-Sham Islamist Movement near the city of Sarmin, 8 kilometers east of Idlib, Northern Syria.

On Thursday, the opposition faction Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) imposed curfew in the city of Sarmin. The HTS did not set the end of the curfew. The curfew came as the HTS increased the alert and deployed fighters in the area.

The HTS deployed fighters in the city of Idlib and on the road between Saraqib and Idlib. The HTS established 15 checkpoints and sent military reinforcements to the area.

Internally displaced persons from the Eastern Hama countryside, central Syria, complained about the lack of services and humanitarian aid in the camps in the Atma area, north of Idlib, Northern Syria.

On Friday, activists in the camps reported that 800 internally displaced families suffer from the lack of significant services and absence of humanitarian organizations. The organizations claim that they cannot reach the camps in the area.

The activists noted that there are 1,000 children deprived of education in the camp due to the lack of a school despite appeals to humanitarian organizations to provide tents to establish a school. The activists added that the internally displaced persons have to travel a long distance for treatment due to the lack of medical clinics in the camps.

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in camps in the al-Raqqa countryside, Northeastern Syria, suffocated due to a dust storm that hit the area. The persons were taken to medical clinics.

Administrators of the camps of Twaihina and Hanida, Western al- Raqqa, said that a dust storm, which is classified the strongest of its kind, hit the area, blocked vision, and suffocated IDPs in the camps and nearby camps.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Iraqi families arrived in the al-Houl camp in al-Hasakah countryside. The families fled the battles with the Islamic State near the town of al-Dashisha, Southern al-Hasakah. Some of the families came from the Ain Issa camp in al-Raqqa.

The landmines dismantling team of the al-Raqqa Civil Council of the Kurdish Autonomous Administration exploded a landmine near a pillar of the new bridge of al-Raqqa; however, the team dismantled two mines at the same place.

A source in the Initial Response Team in al-Raqqa said that landmines dismantling team detected three mines near a pillar of the bridge. The team managed to demolish two of the landmines but was forced to blew up the third landmine due to difficulties in dismantling it.

The Syrian government forces prevented dressing the military uniform in public places in the city of Hama, central Syria. Local sources reported that the prevention includes the individual weapons as well. The sources noted that the prevention would be applied in governmental institutions, universities, cafes, restaurants.

Political and International Updates:

On Friday, the CNN American network reported well-informed sources saying that American President Donald Trump seeks to reach an agreement with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on establishing a buffer zone in Southern Syria.

The Well-informed sources about a meeting between Trump and Jordanian King Abdullah the second, which took place last week, reported that Trump wants to establish a buffer zone in Northwestern Syria before the Syrian government forces gain control over the area, which was under a ceasefire agreement and it spreads along the Jordanian border, in reference to the Daraa governorate, Southern Syria.  

On Friday, Turkish Foreign Ministry stated that the Syrian government forces’ military campaign in the Daraa governorate, Southern Syria hinders the efforts to settle the Astana and Geneva talks”. The ministry called upon the states guarantors of the Astana agreement, and the International Community to intervene to stop the campaign at once.

On Thursday, Jordanian activists launched on social media a campaign under the name Open the Border to allow Syrian refugees are fleeing the Russian and Syrian government forces’ bombings, to enter Jordan.

The activists bore the Arab leaders responsible for the Syrians’ suffering. The activists called upon the leaders to help Syrians and allow Syrians to enter Arab countries, including the Gulf states. The campaign recorded the first place in circulation on Twitter in Jordan.

The activists called to organize protests in front of Russian embassies against the Russian military campaign in the Daraa governorate, Southern Syria.

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تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 29 يونيو، 2018 12:15:53 م تقرير عسكريإغاثي وإنساني جريمة حرب
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