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Russia offers Hayat Tahrir al-Sham to leave Daraa towards Northern Syria; Civil bodies in Daraa withdraw from negotiations

Editing: Amena Riyad |
TranslationEditor: Freda Hocaine |
Translation: Glory Jabr

Field and local developments:

A Russian military delegation suggested to the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in Daraa that they leave towards Idlib. The delegation refused the exit of the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

A military source told SMART that the Russian delegation made the offer to the HTS members during a meeting between the FSA negotiators in the city of Bosra al-Sham on Saturday,  detailing that they leave with their families towards Idlib.

The civil bodies in the governorate of Daraa withdrew from negotiations with Russia.

In a statement, the bodies of the crisis management team said, "Some have invested the courage of the free revolutionaries to achieve personal interests or at best, for conditions to further achieve current trivial regional interests."

The Central Operations Room of the South defeated an attempt by the Syrian government forces and loyal Iranian militias to advance around the town of Tafs, 13 kilometers northwest of Daraa, Southern Syria.

The Syrian government forces demanded the people of Abtaa, north of Daraa, Southern Syria, to hand over their weapons within three days.

Local sources told SMART that the Syrian government forces broadcast a statement through loudspeakers in the mosques of the town. The statement called on the people to hand over all their weapons. The Syrian government forces warned that those who do not hand over their weapons within three days will be  held accountable.

The Deir ez-Zor military council said that a delegation from the International Coalition against the Islamic State visited the city of Manbij, east of Aleppo, Northern Syria.

The Jaysh al-Ahrar defeated a Syrian government forces attempt to infiltrate near the village of Khan Toman, 14 kilometers south of Aleppo, Northern Syria.

An explosive device wounded seven members on the road between the cities of Ariha and Idlib. A similar explosion took place in the city of Idlib and damaged materials.

The HTS stopped internet services in the city of Sarmin (8 kilometers east of Idlib), as part of its security campaign against ISIS cells in the region.

The Civil Defense in Idlib reported that in June, 127 civilians were killed and hundreds wounded, most of them women and children.

The Religion Guards (formerly Jund al-Aqsa) attacked Syrian government forces bases in Tal Bzam near the city of Souran (17 kilometers north of Hama), killing a number of Syrian government forces members and wounding others.

Suspected Syrian government warplanes launched raids on farmlands adjacent to the Turkish observation base near the town of Mourek, 27 kilometers north of Hama, coinciding with artillery and rocket shelling on the northern countryside.

The Syrian government sent lists of 120 detainees who died in its prisons to the Directorate-General of Census in the city of Hama, and informed their relatives that the cause of death was a heart attack.

People in the northern Homs countryside complained of motorcycle thefts by Syrian government members in the area under their control. The civil police neglected their complaints.

Political and international developments:

The spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Jordan, Mohamed al-Hawari, said that the number of displaced persons who had to flee their homes in Southwestern Syria exceeded 270 thousand.

The Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, said that this week Jordan would hold talks with Russia on a ceasefire in Southwestern Syria.