Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement calls for decisive battle against Syrian government forces; two FSA factions fight in Northern Syria, killing civilian
Local and field news:
The commander of the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement called on all opposition factions in Northern Syria to prepare for a decisive battle against the Syrian government forces, after the latter and Iranian militias killed 23 fighters of Jaysh al-Azza in an attack north of Hama.
On Friday, shooting between two Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions killed a civilian and injured three others in the city of al-Bab in Eastern Aleppo, Northern Syria.
The head of staff of the FSA’s Hamzah Division, Abdullah al-Naas, reported that their fighters exchanged firing with others of the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement near the Abu al-Zindin crossing. Al-Naas added that the shooting killed a civilian, while an exclusive source from Ahrar al-Sham said that the shooting killed one civilian and injured three others.
On Friday night, a Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) group killed and injured some Syrian government forces members in an attack on their sites in the Halfaya region, 20 kilometers north of Hama, Central Syria.
On Friday, HTS snipers killed two Syrian government forces members in the village of Maan (25 kilometers north of Hama), coinciding with Syrian government bombing on the region.
A delegation from the Turkish Humanitarian Relief (IHH) visited the city of al-Lataminah (24 kilometers north of Hama), to assess damage to public facilities caused by the Syrian government and Russian bombing.
International Coalition airstrikes and Syrian government and its loyalist militias artillery shells killed and injured Islamic State (IS) members and civilians in a town near Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.
Iranian and Iraqi militias brought in families of their members and officers to areas in Deir al-Zor governorate, to house them in civilian-owned houses, without accurate information on the number of these families.
An explosive device killed and injured two members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the al-Haws area east of al-Raqqa.
Delegations from the International Coalition against the IS held several meetings with figures from the Kurdish Autonomous Administration and the SDF.
Political and international news:
On Friday, the Turkish Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar, said that the Kurdish People’s Protection Units would leave the city of Manbij, 57 kilometers east of Aleppo, Northern Syria, to the east of the Euphrates River, and the city's residents will take over its administration.