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Russia and Free Syrian Army decide on agreement in al-Quneitra; explosion in Sarmin, Idlib, kills civilians

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


Local and field news:

Russia decided on an agreement with Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the last FSA-controlled areas in al-Quneitra, Southern Syria, most notably, the town of Jbata al-Khashab.

A source added that Russia and the factions operating in Northeastern al-Quneitra decided on the agreement. Northeastern area includes the cities and towns of Jbata al-Khashab, al-Hurria, Taranja and Ofania, it spreads from the U.N. line of 1947 until the border with Israel.

The Syrian Government forces entered al-Quneitra and the village of al-Hamidia, three kilometers north of al-Quneitra, Southern Syria. The forces entered the areas after evacuating the people who refused the agreement between the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Russia in the city.

Syrian Government media reported that the forces entered the village of al-Hamidia and are sweeping the area for landmines and explosive devices. The troops raised the Syrian flag preparing to reopen the government institutes.

In Northern Syria, an explosive device killed four people, including a woman, and injured another near the city of Sarmin (eight kilometers east of Idlib).

Local activists reported that an explosive device exploded near the al-Doulab crossroad, Sarmin. The explosion killed two Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) fighters and injured three civilians, including a woman, two of which died later by their injuries.

Activists and organizations operating in Idlib, Northern Syria, held a meeting to establish a new assembly that includes the local bodies of the city under the name of the People of Idlib Assembly.

Ayman Aswad, one of the founding meeting organizers, said that several public assemblies have been established in Idlib since the beginning of the revolution and that the People of Idlib Assembly aims to unite these assemblies in one body.