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Intense shelling on Aleppo and Idlib kills and wounds dozens of people; convoy of forcibly displaced people prepares to leave towards Northern Syria

Editing: Hasan Borhan |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Glory Jabr

Field and local developments:

On Friday, a suspected Russian aerial bombing targeted the town of Urum al-Kubra, Western Aleppo, Northern Syria, killing more than 20 civilians and injuring dozens at an early count.

The Civil Defense in Aleppo said on its Facebook account that the raids killed 20 civilians at an early count, including six children and two women, and injuring several others.

Loyalist forces' warplanes and helicopters intensively bombed villages and towns of the Idlib governorate, Northern Syria, killing six civilians and injuring more than 30 others.

On Saturday, the free Education Directorate of the Interim Syrian Government announced the suspension of summer educational activities, south of Idlib, Southern Syria, as a result of intense bombing from the loyalist forces on the region.

Also, the hospital of the city of Maarrat al-Nu'man, 35 kilometers south of Idlib, Northern Syria, suspended its work to receive patients except for emergency cases, after being hit by suspected Syrian government forces warplanes.

On Friday, the Syrian government forces resumed targeting several areas in the Hama governorate, Central Syria, with the intensified bombing, using various weapons.

Activists and local sources reported that the Syrian government forces centralizing in the city of Halfaya targeted residential neighborhoods in the city of Lataminah using artillery and missile shells repeatedly; they bombed the city using explosive sea mines also.

The National Liberation Front of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) announced targeting loyalist forces’ bases north of Hama, Central Syria.

A media source from the National Liberation Front, who preferred not to be named, said that they targeted the Mujanzarat brigade in Nahiyat al-Hamra in the northeastern countryside using some Grad missiles.

Civilians protested in the town of Sandara in the Azaz area near Aleppo, Northern Syria. The protesters condemned the Syrian government's practices against detainees in its prisons.

Dozens also demonstrated in the city of Maarrat al-Nu'man, 30 kilometers south of Idlib, Northern Syria, demanding Turkey to intervene in the entire governorate of Idlib, Northern Syria.

A new convoy is preparing to transfer of people who reject the agreement between the FSA and Russia in Daraa, Southern Syria, to leave towards Idlib.

A weapons depot exploded in the town of Mahja, 45 kilometers north of Deraa, Southern Syria, killing nine people, including two civilians, and wounding 11 others.

A military source reported that the United States Army in the International Coalition moved military equipment from US Army bases east of the Euphrates River to a US Army base in the Manbij area, Aleppo, Northern Syria.

The source, who is a commander from the Manbij Military Council, said that a US Army military convoy entered the al-Sa'idiyah base, west of the city of Manbij, in the morning, as US helicopters performed intensified flights in the area sky.

A new kidnapping incident occurred in the governorate of al-Raqqa, amid accusations by civilians and activists that the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the Kurdish People’s Protection Units is the main component, is responsible for the spread of chaos and insecurity.

The internal security forces (Asayish) of the Kurdish Autonomous Administration arrested five fishermen in two towns west of the city of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria, on charges of overfishing.

The Syrian government forces have recently put restrict on minibusses’ drivers in the northern countryside of Homs, Central Syria, to force them to pay "royalties" to them.