Explosion hits National Liberation Front headquarters and kills two In Idlib; Local councils in Northern Syria demand Turkish guardianship

تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 18 أغسطس، 2018 8:32:27 م تقرير دوليعسكريسياسي انفجار

Field and local news:

On Saturday, a car bomb explosion targeted a military headquarters for the National Liberation Front near the city of Ariha, Southern Idlib, Northern Syria, killing two and injuring several people.

On its official Facebook page, the Civil Defense said that an explosion by unknown persons targeted a building in the Jabal al-Arba'in area near Ariha, killing two and injuring several people, as the search for survivors continued.

Seventeen local councils in Southern and Eastern Idlib, Northern Syria, and Northern and Eastern Hama, Central Syria, demanded the Turkish government to take guardianship of the areas, which are geographically connected.

In a statement obtained by SMART on Saturday, the local councils called on the Turkish government to immediately intervene and activate a guardianship over the areas in Idlib and Hama to promote the role of education and health services in the areas.

On Saturday, several tribes from the Idlib and Hama governorates submitted a petition to the Turkish forces demanding Turkey to lead a military intervention in the area.

Activists reported that seven tribes signed a petition demanding a Turkish guardianship and military intervention in the area. The tribes delivered the petition to the Turkish forces in the Sawama al-Saraman area near the city of Jirjinaz in Southern Idlib. The Turkish forces have not responded to the petition yet.

James N. Mattis, the United States' Minister of Defense, said that the training required to deploy US-Turkish joint patrols to the Manbij area, 84 kilometers east of Aleppo, Northern Syria, will start in three days.

In a press conference held on Friday, Mattis said that the military equipment and forces are already present in Turkey, and that the patrols could be deployed in less than three days.

In Southern Syria, the Syrian government forces reinforced their checkpoints in the Daraa governorate with barracks and guard posts.

On Friday, eyewitnesses reported that seven container vehicles drove from the city of al-Shaykh Miskin heading for the city of Nawa and the areas of Western Daraa. Four of the vehicles carried prebuilt barracks and the other three carried concrete guard posts.

In Central Syria, the Syrian government forces distorted the telecommunications network inside the Central Prison of Hama, which is controlled by the detainees and inmates.

On Friday, a detainee from the prison reported that the Syrian government forces installed devices to distort the prison's cellular and internet networks about two weeks earlier. The detainee added that the Syrian government forces installed modern and more capable devices a few days later.

On Saturday, loyalist media outlets reported that the judicial system released a man accused of raping 14 children in the town of Kartu in Tartus, Western Syria, after the rapist bribed a judge.

Social media pages posted a video of one of the victims' fathers saying that the man had raped his son, but the judge decided to release the rapist after he admitted to the crime, and was arrested for only 17 days.

In Northeastern Syria, a landmine left behind by the Islamic State exploded in the city of al-Raqqa, killing a civilian and injuring another.

A local source reported that the landmine exploded in the State Security Service neighborhood, injuring two civilians. One of the civilians died from the severe injuries, and the other received injuries in his shoulder and waist and was transported to the Modern Medicine Hospital.

International and political news:

Ilham Ahmad, the joint president of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), said that she met with the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, during dialogue sessions between the two parties.

In an exclusive report for the BBC Arabic channel, Ahmad added that al-Assad and she did not discuss the security condition in the Syrian oil areas, which will remain under the SDC’s control until a political solution is presented in Syria.

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تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 18 أغسطس، 2018 8:32:27 م تقرير دوليعسكريسياسي انفجار
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