Khalid ibn al-Walid Army gains control of town in Western Daraa; Israel bombs Syrian government forces' outposts in Quneitra

Local and field developments:

On Thursday, the Khalid ibn al-Walid Army, which accused of allegiance to the Islamic State, gained control of the town of Hait (23 kilometers west of Daraa) after intense shelling by the Khalid Army.

Local activists said on social media that the Khalid Army took control after the factions of the Operations Room of Repel the Tyrant and the Khalid Army reached an agreement. The agreement includes the displacement of civilians and Repel the Tyrant fighters from the town and leaving their heavy weapons behind.

On Wednesday, dozens of forcibly displaced people from Daraa demonstrated on the border of the occupied Golan Heights near the village of Rafid, 20 kilometers south of Quneitra, to demand international protection.

On Wednesday night, unknown gunmen assassinated an official of the Security Office in the Qal’at al-Madiq area in Hama, Central Syria, while he was driving his car.

On Thursday, activists reported that unknown gunmen opened fire on Ahmad Zafer Abdulkarim, the head of the Security Committee, while he was driving his car back from the village of al-Karkat, northwest of Hama, to Qal’at al-Madiq. Abdulkarim was shot in the head and the flank. A youth transported Abdulkarim to a medical clinic, but he died from his injuries.

On Thursday, the Syrian government forces intensified their shelling on the city of Lataminah, north of Hama, Central Syria.  

Activists told SMART that on Thursday morning, the Syrian government forces targeted the city of Lataminah with more than 48 artillery shells in one hour from their headquarters in the cities of Halfaya, Soran and the Zaliqiat village, north of Hama, causing damage.

In Homs, the families of a number of detainees in Syrian government prisons recently gained access to information about whether their family members are still alive or were killed under torture. The families gained access to information by asking the Directorate-General of Census of the Syrian government in northern Homs and southern Hama, Central Syria.

Minibuses drivers in the al-Rastan area, ​​Northern Homs, went on a strike in protest against the decreasing passenger fees on routes to the city of Homs. The transport fees were decreased by the Syrian government.

The Ahrar al-Sharqiya group of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) announced that it repelled an attempt by the Syrian government forces to advance to the town of Tadef (45 kilometers east of Aleppo).

The head of the Free Associations Union said that they supported the decision to prevent the Syria TV channel from covering events in Aleppo "because it adopts the ideas of the Syrian regime."

The General Organization for Seed Propagation launched a project called "Good Loan" to support the cultivation of 1,900 hectares of strategic wheat crops south and west of Aleppo, Northern Syria.

On Wednesday, the military council in the village of Maarrat Horma (34 kilometers south of Idlib) declared that it will fight corrupt civilians and military personnel.

Security forces in Maarrat al-Nu'man (35 kilometers south of Idlib) arrested a person and seized a remote detonator that he was carrying.

On Thursday, a delegation from the International Coalition was given a tour of the town of al-Dashisha in Southern al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria. The delegation also was also given a tour of the outposts controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Eastern Deir ez-Zor.

Drivers protested and carried out a short strike in the city of al-Qamishli, al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria, against a 2,000 Syrian pound fine imposed on them by the Kurdish Autonomous Administration.

One of the drivers, Abu Mohammed, told SMART that the drivers of the Corniche Road stopped working and organized protests against the fine, which was imposed on the drivers because they stop working in the afternoon.

Political and international developments:

On Wednesday night and Thursday morning, Israeli warplanes bombed Syrian government forces’ outposts in the Quneitra governorate, Southern Syria.

Avichay Adraee, the spokesperson for Israeli Army, posted on social media that Israeli warplanes bombed three military outposts in response to a Syrian drone that violated the air space over the occupied Golan Heights.

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Russian President Vladimir Putin that he expects the Syrian government to implement the disengagement agreement in a "strict" manner.

الاخبار المتعلقة

التقرير السابق
ضحايا بقصف جوي على إدلب والنظام ينسحب من قرية بدرعا بموجب اتفاق روسيا و"الحر"
التقرير التالي
شرطة روسية وضباط من النظام يدخلون أحياء درعا البلد واتفاق بين الجيش الحر وروسيا في مدينة طفس