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IS seizes areas from SDF in Eastern Deir al-Zor; Initial Response Team retrieves 16 bodies in al-Raqqa

Editing: Hasan Borhan |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Nouha Salti

Local and field news

The Islamic State (IS) seized all areas recently gained by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are supported by the United States-led International Coalition in Eastern Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.

An SDF military source, who preferred to remain anonymous, reported that the IS seized all the ground that the SDF advanced across in the past year.  The areas are the town of al-Susah, the villages of al-Baghouz al-Foqani, al-Baghouz al-Tahtani, and Muzan, in addition to other locations on the perimeter of the city of Hajin and the Tanak oil field near the Iraqi border.

In al-Raqqa, the Initial Response Team (IRT) of the al-Raqqa civil council retrieved 16 bodies from under the rubble of two neighborhoods in the city of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.

In Aleppo, the Turkish and US armies finished the 67th patrol on the Manbij perimeter in the Aleppo countryside, Northern Syria.

On Sunday, the Syrian government forces arrested two women in the city of Maskanah, 86 kilometers east of Aleppo, Northern Syria.

Managers of camps for internally displaced people in Jisr al-Shughur in Western Idlib, Northern Syria, appealed to humanitarian relief organizations for support. The organization that was responsible for the camps informed the managers that it will suspend its support next month. No other organization supports the camps in Jisr al-Shughur.

Residents of the Northern Homs countryside, Central Syria, complain about the poor medical services in the area. The residents need to go to the city of Homs for treatment, where they fear arrest by the Syrian government forces.

On Sunday, Turkish authorities found the body of a Syrian child in a wood in the Ankara Province, Turkey. The child had been tortured to death. Later, the Turkish police arrested the killer.