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UN postpones sending aid to al-Rukban camp; Turkey, Russia, France, and Germany meet in Istanbul to discuss Syrian siruation

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


Field and local news:

On Friday, the United Nations postponed sending humanitarian aid to the al-Rukban camp on the Syrian-Jordanian border, 240 kilometers southeast of Homs, Central Syria. The humanitarian aid convoy was scheduled to arrive in tomorrow from the Syrian capital Damascus.

The free Hama Health Directorate announced that unknown persons attacked its headquarters early this morning. The Directorate asked the security services to investigate the circumstances of this case and follow it up.

Dozens of people demonstrated in the town of Kaljabrin, 36 kilometers north of Aleppo, Northern Syria, demanding the expulsion of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units from their villages and the return of the displaced people.

A rainstorm hit the area near the Syrian-Turkish border, causing damage to about 2,000 tents and destroying 500 others.

The Khabur River flooded in the city of al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria, and several roads were closed in the countrysides of al-Hasakah and al-Raqqa due to the rainstorm.

The women's chess tournament started in the al-Qamishli city, 70 kilometers north of al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria.

Russia and the UN deployed a joint patrol for the first time on the borderline with the occupied Golan in Quneitra governorate, Southern Syria.

International and political news:

On Saturday, the presidents of Turkey, Russia, France, and Germany will meet in Istanbul to discuss the political transition in Syria and reinforce the truce in Idlib, Northern Syria, in the presence of the international special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura.

The head of the High Negotiations Committee, founded in the Riyadh 2 Conference, Nasr al-Hariri, stressed that they refuse the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stay in power.

On Friday, the UN envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said that the Syrian government rejected any UN role in forming the constitutional committee.

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey would concentrate its efforts to gain control of the area, which is controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces and located east of the Euphrates River in Northeastern Syria, instead of wasting time on the city of Manbij in Aleppo countryside.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry announced that the security forces had arrested more than 200,000 illegal immigrants, including about 36 thousand Syrians, since the beginning of this year.