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Islamic State executes kidnapped woman in al-Suwada; Turkey withdraws dozens officers from Afrin area, Aleppo

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Editing: Amena Riyad |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
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Publication date: 2018/10/02 17:07

Local and field updates:

On Tuesday, the Islamic State (IS) executed one of the kidnapped women in the al-Suwayda governorate, Southern Syria.

Local activists running a page that is concerned about the updates of the kidnapped women file reported that the IS shot dead the women Tharwat Fadel Abu Ammar, under the pretext of not meeting IS demands.

The Druze Sheiks Committee (Druze Religious Reference) withdrew from the negotiations to release the kidnapped women in al-Suwayda.

The four members committee said that they withdraw from the negotiations came for several reasons, the most important of which that IS didn't send any demands to be presented and discussed.

The Syrian government demanded the residents of the city of Daraa pay for the costs of the bulldozer digging in the roads to supply houses with power.

A local source reported that the Power Directorate in Daraa dedicated only one bulldozer and two workers to stretch cables and dig holes to erect lights’ poles and cables carriers. The source added that the Power Directorate demanded the residents to pay the costs for providing fuel from the machine. The source noted that the residents complain about the lack of money as the majority of the residents can not afford to pay.

The administration of the Martyr Mahmoud al-Satouf school in Kafr Amim village, Eastern Idlib, Northern Syria, submitted a teacher to the Internal Monitoring Directorate of the Free Education Directorate after the teacher beaten a student on the face using a stick, injuring him.  

Unknown shooters killed two civilians and a fighter of the Turkistan Islamic Party,ear the city of Jisr al-Shughur,30 kilometers west of Idlib, Northern Syria.  

On Tuesday, the Turkish authorities withdrew dozens of officers and security officials from the Afrin area,43 kilometers, northwest of Aleppo, Northern Syria.

An official from the Free Police reported to the Aleppo Gate (Bawaba), which belongs to the SMART media institution, that Turkey withdrew 40 officials and officers, including a Major General called Doran. The official added that the withdrawn officials were in charge of managing the Afrin area in the security and military fields.

A factory owners and a fighter tortured a cuffed child, whom they hung from legs into a ceiling; however, the police sent a patrol to investigate the incident, in Northern Aleppo, Northern Syria.

Local activists posted a video on social media showing the child hung from legs into the ceiling and surrounded by three people beating him on the charge of stealing a kilo of copper.

The Syrian government forces arrested students in the University of Aleppo on the charge of evading compulsory recruitment.

Activists in the university reported that security members and military police of the Syrian government arrested the students near the university for not possessing documents to postpone recruitment.

Hundreds of families suffer from the absence of medical services in the the first Rif al-Muhandisin area, Western Aleppo.  

Muhammad Makhzoum, the head of the local council of the area said that the area includes 685 forcibly displaced families from the city of Aleppo and its Southern countryside and the Hama governorate. Makhzoum added that there are two camps in the area. Makhzoum noted that the area lacks medical clinics to serve the families.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured six IS members, including a woman during battles in Eastern Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that the Syrian government forces tortured 41 prisoners to death in September 2018.

The SNHR added that the 41 prisoners were distributed as the following, 11 prisoners from Rif Dimashq, 11 prisoners from Daraa, four prisoners  from Hama, two prisoners from Damascus, two prisoners from al-Hasakah, three prisoners from Deir al-Zor, Homs, and al-Raqqa, and one prisoner from Idlib, and one prisoner from Latakia.

Political and international updates:

On Tuesday, the two Syrian films Let Me Breathe and Last Men in Aleppo won the Emmy international award in the United State.

The Let Me Breathe film that represents the chemical attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, Northern Syria, won award of the best news tale. The Last Men in Aleppo film that talks about the Syrian Civil Defense work during the Syrian government forces and Russian intensified airstrikes on Eastern Aleppo neighborhoods won the award of the best documentary that tackles urgent issues.

On Tuesday, the Palestinian Leftist Writer opposing the Syrian government, Salama Kila died in the Jordanian capital of Amman at age 63 due to terminal illness.

Syrian activists and figures mourned Kila on social media, reminding people of Kila’s positions opposing the Syrian government.  

Jim Mattis , the US secretary of Defense said the the Turkish and US troops started military trainings to deploy joint patrols in the Manbij area, Eastern ALeppo, Northern Syria, controlled by the SDF.

The US Defense Ministry  (Pentagon) stated that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's missile attack on sites in Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria, threatens International Coalition forces that work against the (IS).