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Young man dies in Rukban camp due to lack of health care; French judiciary issues arrest warrants against Syrian government officials

Editing: Amena Riyad |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Glory Jabr
Publication date: 2018/11/05 19:24


Local and field news:

On Sunday night, a forcibly displaced young man from the city of Palmyra died in the al-Rukban camp near the Syrian-Jordanian border due to his declining health conditions after having surgery and the lack of health care in the camp.

Activists said that two months ago, the 30-year-old man Osama al-Abdullah had a surgery in Amman, Jordan, to remove tumors from his stomach and intestine. Al-Abdullah returned to the camp after the surgery.

Residents in the northern Homs countryside complained that the Syrian government forced them to obtain cards to allow them to load fuel for their vehicles from the gas stations, amid the difficulty of obtaining these cards.

Drivers in the northern Homs countryside said that they were shocked by the refusal of fuel stations to fill their vehicles only by the card issued by the Syrian government.

Dozens of houses were flooded due to the poor conditions of the sewage system after a rainstorm hit the Syrian government forces-controlled city of Hama, Central Syria.

On Monday, a local source told SMART that the storm, which hit the city on Sunday evening, flooded the worn out sewage system in the city's al-Shaykh Anbar and al-Sabsabi neighborhoods and water entered the houses, forcing the residents to use buckets to drain the water.

On Monday, the free Hama Health Directorate opened a health center in the area of Sahl al-Ghab in Northwestern Hama, Central Syria. The center serves about 20,000 people.

The journalist at the Hama Health Directorate, Ibrahim al-Shamali, said that the center includes internal medicine and pediatric clinics, a pharmacy, an ambulance department, and women's clinics.

On Monday, an explosive device wounded three civilians in a village belonging to Nahiyat al-Ra'i, Northeastern Aleppo, Northern Syria.

Activists reported that an explosive device planted by unknown persons exploded in a car in the village of Haj Kusa. The explosion caused the amputation of a civilian’s leg and wounded two others. The wounded were taken to a nearby medical clinic.

On Monday, the al-Ra'i border passage at the Syrian-Turkish border in Northern Aleppo, Northern Syria, resumed its work partially after Turkey closed it due to an attack by the Free Syrian Army's (FSA) Sultan Murad Armored Division.

Several local councils in Western Aleppo, Northern Syria, held workshops for recycling and reusing waste, with the supervision of the Local Development Organization (LDO).

LDO's coordinator Muhammad Aref Sharifah told SMART that the workshops targeted the local councils working on sustainable development and included training classes on the concept of waste and the collection of rates, aiming to train the local councils to process waste and landfills.

The Forest Committee of the local council in Kafr Halab village (30 kilometers west of Aleppo) started a voluntary project to plant 2,000 forest trees in the village.

Mohammed Abu Adel, the head of the committee, said that the first stage includes planting 2,000 forest trees. He added that they need to buy an additional 10,000 trees to cover the entire area.

Political and international news:

On Monday, the Syrian Survivors Association said that the arrest warrants issued by European countries against Syrian government officials will neutralize them from any future political settlement in Syria.

Earlier on Monday, the French judiciary issued international arrest warrants against three senior officials of the Syrian government’s intelligence services, including the head of the National Security Office, Ali Mamlouk, who is in charge of most of the security services accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes, such as forcibly disappearance and torture.

The Turkish authorities arrested 24 people suspected of belonging to and funding for the Islamic State (IS) during various security operations in the country.

The prosecutors in the southern state of Diyarbakir stated that the detainees belong to the IS, and were working to transfer funds to it in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Indonesia and Libya, according to the Anadolu agency.