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People demonstrate in Idlib demanding support for education; SDF prevent forcibly displaced people from leaving camp in Deir al-Zor without paying bribes

Editing: Amena Riyad |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Glory Jabr


Local and field developments:

On Wednesday, the Educational Directorate of the Interim Syrian Government organized demonstrations in Southern Idlib, Northern Syria, demanding support for the educational process and to end the Russian and Syrian government bombings on schools.

The explosion of remnants from the previous bombing by Syrian government forces killed a child and injured others in the city of Khan Sheikhun, 55 kilometers south of Idlib, Northern Syria.

The Service and Project Management Office of the Civil Administration in the western countryside of Aleppo allocated $ 1 million to pave the road linking the city of Dara Azza and the town of Mansoura with a length of 25 kilometers.

The National Liberation Front (NLF) defeated Syrian government forces' attempt to advance to western Aleppo, amid shelling from the two sides.

The leader of the NLF, Captain Abdul Salam Abdul Razzaq, told SMART that the Syrian government forces tried to advance to the village of Sheikh Aqil from the towns of Nubel and Zahraa, where clashes took, killing and wounding members of them.

A local source reported that the Syrian government forces stole money, gold, and forced residents to pay bribes in Northern Homs, Central Syria, during a search for light weapons.

A local source also reported that the Syrian government forces summon residents in the city of Hama and interrogate them about their children who left the city to the governorate of Idlib.

Five thousand civilians registered to leave with the fighters of the Martyrs of the al-Qaryateen brigade from the al-Rikban camp on the Syrian - Jordanian border towards Northern Syria, after reaching an agreement with Russia.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) prevented forcibly displaced people from Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria, from leaving the Hajeen camp (96 kilometers southeast of Deir al-Zor) to the rest of the towns and villages under their control without paying bribes.

The SDF announced that they killed 25 members of the Islamic State (IS) in the battles in Deir al-Zor, in the last 24 hours.

An explosive device killed a member of the internal security forces (Asayish) of the Kurdish Administration and injured other people, including a civilian, after targeting their car in the center of the city of al-Raqqa, Northeastern.

Activists said that an explosive device exploded in a car of the Asayish forces near the playground in the center of al-Raqqa, killing one of the Asayish members and injuring two others.

The Asayish forces of the Kurdish Autonomous Administration arrested three men from the countryside of al-Qamishli, al-Hasakah, as part of a massive campaign to enlist men for forced conscription.

Services in the education sector declined in the villages that were seized by the Syrian government in Quneitra governorate, Southern Syria.

Local sources told SMART that most of the schools in these villages are suffering from a lack of teachers and that the Syrian government has no longer opened some schools, such as the school in the village of Razaniya.

Political and international developments:

On Wednesday, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, discussed with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, the agreement reached by the Russian and Turkish presidents on the governorate of Idlib, Northern Syria.

An Iraqi court issued an order to execute Ismail al-Ithawi, deputy leader of the IS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after being arrested in Turkey in a joint operation between Iraqi, Turkish and American intelligence.