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Tension rises between FSA factions in Eastern Aleppo; Four-way summit about Syria ends in Istanbul

Editing: Obaida Al Nabwani |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Nouha Salti

Local and field news:

In Eastern Aleppo, Northern Syria, tension rose between the Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions of the Sultan Murad Division and the Ahrar al-Sharqiya Brigade, after the Sultan Murad Division killed a fighter of the Ahrar al-Sharqiya Brigade on Saturday. The fighter was killed after he insisted on crossing a checkpoint of the Sultan Murad Division.    

Local activists reported that clashes occurred between both factions in the village of Tal al-Hawa after the Sultan Murad Division refused to deliver the body of the fighter, forcing the Ahrar al-Sharqiya Brigade's members to threaten of military escalation. On Friday night the factions clashed on the Rajo-Afrin roads in Northern Aleppo, injuring fighter from both factions.

The FSA's al-Shamal Brigade broke into a house of a displaced man in the al-Malab Street in the city of Afrin, Northern Aleppo to expel the man from the house. The man retaliated by shooting brigade's members, injuring one of them and a child.

The Free Beekeepers Organization held a seminar in the town of Dabeq, Eastern Aleppo, to prepare beekeepers for winter conditions. Ahmad al-Ahmad, head of the organization, said that honey production had increased lately due to holding educational seminars each month or two, as they give the beekeepers the best ways to deal with hives.    

Incorporation with Turkey and security parties in the city, the local council of the city of Azaz, Northern Aleppo, opened the transportation directorate to register vehicles and provide vehicle registration plate to control crimes and other incidents in the area.    

Hundreds of students who failed their exams in faculties of the University of the Hama governorate expressed concerns about sending them for compulsory conscription, as the Higher Education Ministry canceled the supplementary exams of 2018.    

In Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria, the Islamic State (IS) abducted more than ten farmers near the city of al-Garanij, southeast of Deir al-Zor. The farmers were working in their farmlands between the city and the town of al-Bahra. The IS forced the farmers to confess that they are affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces.  

The People's Protection Units detained 18 displaced man from the Deir al-Zor governorate, accusing them of allegiance with the IS.

The local management of the Rukban camp on the Syrian-Jordanian border area said that the United Nations did not inform the management about the security reasons for delaying the humanitarian aid convoy. The management prepared to receive the convoy, but the UN delayed the convoy but did not set a new appointment.

International and political news:

The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France, and Germany ended the Frou-way summit about Syrian in Istanbul. The leaders discussed ways of reaching a lasting political solution in Syria, and they called for the completion of the constitution committee's process for establishing a Syrian constitution.

On Saturday, Israel accused the Syrian government of ordering Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza. Avichay Adraee, the Israeli Army spokesperson, tweeted that the rockets launched by the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine were ordered from Damascus and the Iranian militia of the Quds Force.     

Adraee promised to retaliate even outside Gaza, saying that they warned the concerned parties about the strikes. Adraee said that the Islamic Jihad Movement launched 34 rockets and the Israeli Army intercepted 13 of the rockets.