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Syrians prepare for Eid al-Fitr; and Lebanon demands Syrian refugees to return to Syria

Editing: Mohamad Alaa |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Samra Bulbol

Local and field news:

The Free Police in the town of Orum al-Kubra, Western Aleppo, Northern Syria, increased patrols on the town, before the Eid al-Fitr. The Free police also doubled their police officers to improve security.

The head of the Orum al-Kubra Free Police, Captain Ghassan al-Sheikh, said that they launched night and day patrols, in addition to searching the passing and suspected cars.

The decline in crops production impacted the market movement before the Eid al-Fitr in Ain al-Arab (Kobani), Aleppo, Northern Syria.

A cosmetics shop owner, Muhammad Weis, said that the lack of rain damaged the crops, which had adverse effects on the residents.

The Bab al-Salama crossing administration, Northern Aleppo, reported that the Turkish Government suspended a resolution that allowed certain people to go back and forth from Turkey to Syria.

In SOuthern Syria, the increase in prices, the lack of goods and monopoly affected the market movement in Nawa (40 kilometers west of Daraa).

Bassam al-Janadi, a clothing shop owner, said that the al-Eid atmosphere this year is no different than regular days. He pointed out that the high prices and the lack of goods forced the residents not to buy extra products.

In al-Sweida, anonymous people kidnap and torture a child to pressure his family to pay a large ransom. At the same time, others kidnapped a senior man from Daraa.

In Central Syria, a rainstorm destroyed houses and blocked the town of al-Saan road (116 kilometers east of Hama).

A local source reported that the rainstorm, accompanied by floods, destroyed 20 houses and blocked the road between al-Saan and al-Sabboura.

In Eastern Syria, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, which leads the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), gained control over the village of al-Khobara, Southern al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria. They gained control over the town after clashes with the Islamic State.

In al-Raqqa, the al-Asayesh Security Forces graduated the 20th class of the Internal Security Forces in the town of Ain Issa, 48 kilometers north of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.

Political and international news:

The Lebanese President, Michel Aoun, demanded the Syrian refugees return to Syria, without waiting for a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, along with the United States, reached a plan to implement the agreement of Manbij, Eastern Aleppo, Northern Syria.