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FSA says that Syrian government and Iran violate Idlib agreement; IS attacks SDF sites in Deir al-Zor

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TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Glory Jabr

Local and field news:

On Wednesday, a National Liberation Front commander said that the Syrian government forces and Iranian militias violate the Russian-Turkish ceasefire agreement by bombing areas in Western Aleppo, Northern Syria.

Unknown persons assassinated Ahmed Omar, the manager of the Rapid Ambulance System in the governorate of Idlib, by planting and detonating an explosive device in his car.

A medical source told SMART that the device exploded in Omar's car when he was in the town of Fou'a in Northern Idlib. Omar was transferred to the hospital in the neighboring city of Binnish, where he died from his injuries.

The Salvation Government in the areas controlled by the Islamist faction Hayat Tahrir al-Sham demanded farmers in the governorate of Idlib, Northern Syria, to refrain from harvesting their olives until the beginning of November.

Two groups of the Syrian government Shabiha militias clashed in the city of Aleppo, Northern Syria, killing one person and injuring others, amid ongoing tension.

The Syrian Sports and Youth Organization organized a football tournament for civil society organizations in the village of al-Abazmo (25 kilometers west of Aleppo).

Abdul Wahab Abyan, the head of the Sports and Youth Sub-Committee in Aleppo, told SMART that sixteen teams from civil society organizations, divided into four groups, will play in the tournament. The teams will play 31 matches in 16 days.

The Syrian government prevents teachers in Daraa from returning to their work for political reasons related to the time when the Free Syrian Army (FSA) was controlling areas of the governorate in recent years.

Sources told SMART that the Syrian government refused to "settle the situation" of teachers on the pretext that they were teaching in schools belonging to the Syrian Interim Government or others supported by local and international organizations at a time when the FSA was controlling cities and towns in Daraa.

A large number of people in two villages in the governorate of Quneitra refused to receive food supplies from Russia due to their small quantities.

On Thursday, a local source told SMART that a large number of people in the villages of Asbah and al-Asha refused to receive food aid to due to its small quantities. A Russian delegation tried to give 750 grams of rice and sugar and only 2 kg of flour. The food was put in bags saying, "Russia is with you," carrying the flags of Russia and the Syrian government.

On Wednesday, the Islamic State (IS) attacked Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) sites in several areas of eastern Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.

Sources told SMART that IS members attacked SDF military sites in the town of al-Basira in eastern Deir al-Zor. IS members detonated two car bombs, one of them targeting a checkpoint near the al-Attal roundabout, and another exploded near the municipality, amid clashes between the two parties.

The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) mourned one of its French members who was killed in battles against the IS in Syria.

On their official website, the YPG said that clashes against the IS killed a French member fighting in its ranks in villages around the town of the Hajin in Eastern Deir al-Zor. The YPG describes foreign members as "international fighters."

The YPG confiscated trucks loaded with fuel north of al-Raqqa city, which is controlled by the SDF, Northeastern Syria.

Political and international news:

On Wednesday, a delegation from the National Coalition of the Syrian Revolutionary Opposition Forces visited the demilitarized zone agreed between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

On its official website, the National Coalition stated that the headquarters on the front line with the Syrian government forces and the Iranian militias have not changed, and medium and light weapons are still in place.