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Israel deports 800 Civil Defense volunteers from Southern Syria; Iranian militias block convoy of displaced people in Central Syria

Editing: Amena Riyad |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Nouha Salti

Local and field news:

In Southern Syria, the Israeli Army deported 800 Civil Defense volunteers from the Quneitra governorate to Jordan, preparing to resettle them in European Union countries, the United Kingdom and Canada.

On Sunday, militias loyal to Iran blocked the convoy of the second group of forcibly displaced people (FDP) from Quneitra near the southern entrance of the city of Homs, Central Syria.

Through voice records obtained by SMART, the FDP said that armed fighters, including Afghani fighters and fighters from the Iraqi Abu al-Fadel al-Abbas militia, went into an attack position against the convoy, which transports opposition fighters and families, including women and children. The FDP also sent photos of the fighters.

In Northern Syria, the Nour al-Din Zinki Islamic Movement took measures to open the al-Mansourah crossing, which connects the loyalist forces-controlled areas in the city of Aleppo and the opposition factions-controlled areas in western Aleppo city.

The al-Sham Legion of the Free Syrian Army said that the people of the town of Jindayris (43 kilometers north of Aleppo) demanded a release of prisoners belonging to the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK).

On Saturday, the Syrian Association for Youth and Sports held a chess tournament in the city of Atarib, Western Aleppo.

In Idlib, a landmine explosion killed one child and injured two others in the village of al-Khawin (53 kilometers south of Idlib). The injured children were transported to a hospital in the Maarrat al-Numan city.

Also on Saturday, a military aid shipment sent by the International Coalition entered from the Iraqi Kurdistan area to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)-controlled areas, heading for the city of al-Qamishli.

The administration of the Kurdish Autonomous Administration's (Rojava) al-Sad camp near the al-Shaddadah city in al-Hasakah prevented the camp's residents from leaving the camp permanently.

In al-Raqqa, the SDF ended the curfew they had imposed on villages in Western al-Raqqa, while launching storm and arrest operations and detaining several people from the villages.

On Saturday, the Kurdish People's Protection Units launched a storm and arrest operation in a neighborhood in Western al-Raqqa city.

In Central Syria, the Syrian government's municipality of the city of Hama threatened commercial stand owners to remove their stands from the city streets if they refused to pay fees.

Local sources reported that the municipality police have led a campaign against the stand owners in the streets of Ibn Rushd, 15th of March and al-Dabbaghah, confiscating the stands of those who refuse to pay the fee.

International and political news:

On Friday night, France sent Russia basic materials and medical aid to be delivered to the Eastern Ghouta area, which the Syrian government seized control of months earlier after a military operation that killed and injured thousands of civilians.