Explosion kills 67 civilians in Sarmada city, Idlib; negotiations regarding kidnapped women of al-Suwayda may fail

تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 13 أغسطس، 2018 12:01:00 م تقرير عسكريسياسي انفجار

Local and field news:

On Monday, the death toll from a munitions warehouse explosion near the city of Sarmada in Northern Idlib, Northern Syria, reached 67 civilians. Thirty-five others were injured.

Ahmad Sheikho, the media director for the Civil Defense, reported that Civil Defense teams pulled out 17 survivors from under the rubble, including two men and two women, and the rest of the survivors were children.

On Sunday, Najib Abu Fakher, a member of the negotiations committee for the kidnapped women of al-Suwayda, Southern Syria, said that the negotiations with the Islamic State (IS) to return the kidnapped women are "close to failing."

Abu Fakher reported that the negotiations will fail "if the IS does not commit to release all the kidnapped women at once;" however, the IS wants to release the women gradually. Abu Fakher said, "Dividing the offer will divide the ransom." Abu Fakher did not explain the IS' demands further.

Also, on Sunday, Turkish border guards killed a civilian in the village of Kafr Hum in the Harim area, Idlib, Northern Syria, resulting in clashes between the residents of the village and the border guards.

Local activists reported that the border guards shot a resident of the village while he was tending to his farmland near the Syrian-Turkish border, killing him instantly. The village's residents retaliated in clashes with the border guards.

In Aleppo, the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) opposition faction arrested nine people in the village of Abyan Simaan in the al-Atarib area, Western Aleppo, Northern Syria, after accusing them of belonging to the IS.

An HTS security official pledged to limit the spread of weapons in the Idlib governorate.

In Northeastern Syria, the Asayish forces, part of the Kurdish Autonomous Administration (Rojava), announced that it seized 80 kilograms of "green hashish" in the city of al-Hasakah.

In al-Raqqa, the Rojava's Asayish forces informed the civilians of a partial ban on motorcycles in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)-controlled cities of al-Raqqa and al-Tabqah, Northeastern Syria. The SDF are the military arm of the Rojava.

On Monday, an explosive device injured a fighter from the SDF in Northern al-Tabqah, 55 kilometers west of al-Raqqa.

In Hama, Central Syria, the loyalist forces targeted two villages and one town in the Hama countryside with artillery shelling and heavy machine guns, injuring four children and two women, one of which was disabled.

On Sunday, a new round of talks between the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) and the Syrian government was concluded in Damascus.

Hikmat Habib, a member of the SDC presidential committee, reported that an SDC delegation of seven technicians met with technical assistants from the Syrian government's Ministry of Local Administration to discuss local administration issues.

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تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 13 أغسطس، 2018 12:01:00 م تقرير عسكريسياسي انفجار
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