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Civilian and revolutionary bodies create committee to organize city of Daraa in coordination with Russia; explosions rock bases of loyalist forces in Homs

Editing: Mohammad Alhaj |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |

Field and local developments:

Civilian and revolutionary bodies create an emergency committee to organize the affairs of the city of Daraa, Southern Syria. The aim of the committee is to set up "open and visible" military posts in the vicinity of the city and neighboring farms in coordination with Russia to ensure that Syrian loyalist forces do not enter the area.

The loyalist forces entered the village of Zeizun and the town of Tal Shihab in Daraa and established checkpoints according to an agreement reached by factions of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Russia days ago.

The agreement calls for a ceasefire and the handing over of heavy weapons to the Syrian government forces in exchange for the withdrawal of the government forces from the towns of Giza and al-Masifra and the villages of al-Sahwa and al-Kahil. The agreement also calls for the return of forcibly displaced persons to the area. The agreement includes the handover of the entire border with Jordan to the loyalist forces and Russia, the reconciliation of dissidents from the Syrian government forces within six months, the re-activation of institutions of the Syrian government, and the raising of the Syrian flag and to return of administrative staff to work.

In Central Syria, two explosions rocked two bases of the loyalist forces in the city of Homs and the city of Halfaia in Hama. Syrian government media reported one of the explosions was caused by an explosion in an ammunition depot and another by a landmine.

On Monday, an ammunition depot of the Ahrar al-Sham Islamist Movement exploded due to high temperatures south of Idlib, Northern Syria.

In the Afrin, Aleppo, Northern Syria, seven Kurdish People's Protection Units fighters were killed by Turkish airstrikes on the Raju Mountains.
The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the killing of ten members of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the Ikarda area south of Aleppo, Northern Syria. Activists reported that nine HTS fighters were killed in an unknown attack on their headquarters.
Fighters of the Sultan Murad factions of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) clashed with each other in the city of Jarabulus, Northern Syria, resulting in the injury of civilians and fighters and damage to property.
ISIS executed four civilians in the desert of Deir Ez-Zor, Northeastern Syria. Relatives found the civilians' bodies in the Badia al-Hreiki desert. The civilians were killed on charges of selling oil to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

A group of young people demonstrated against the Kurdish al-Asayish security forces in the village of Tal al-Saman, Northern al-Raqqa, after the al-Asayish forces arrested youths from the village.

Jewelry traders in al-Raqqa told SMART that the price of a gram of gold fell from 16,300 Syrian pounds last week to 15,650 Syrian pounds.

The Kurdish Autonomous Administration in Amouda imposed 300 Syrian pound fines on three families and warned 58 families because of water waste in the past week. The city of Amouda in al-Hasakah, Northern Syria, suffers from water shortage.

In Southern al-Suwayda, Southern Syria, three brothers from the Abu Hamra family were killed by gunfire after a dispute over a car loaded with bulldozers from the Daraa governorate.

The military and air security branches of the Syrian government​ deployed night patrols in the city of Hama in search of wanted persons to​ take them to the division of compulsory military service. More than ten vehicles patrolled the citadel, the Barnawi area, ​and the Andalusia district.​