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Women protest in front of Hama Central Prison to demand prisoners’ release; Syrian government forces shell villages in Aleppo and Latakia

Editing: Amena Riyad |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
Publication date: 2018/11/13 19:16

Local and field updates:

On Tuesday, women protested in front of the Hama Central Prison to demand the Syrian government forces release their sons who are arrested in prison.

A local source reported that 20 women, including prisoners’ mothers and wives, organized a sit-in in front of the prison following a meeting between a committee of the Syrian government Ministry of Interior and the prisoners.

A bomb exploded in a passengers bus in the city of Homs, Central Syria, injuring seven people.

The Syrian government’s artillery forces stationed in nearby outposts shelled two villages, Southern Aleppo, Northern Syria.

Residents blocked roads in the city of Jarabulus, 100 kilometers, northeast of Aleppo, Northern Syria. The residents demanded the relocation of military headquarters outside of the city following the killing and injuring civilians due to a car bomb explosion on Monday.

On Tuesday, the University of Kobani belonging to the Autonomous Administration in the city of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) near Aleppo, opened a biology faculty.

The Syrian Journalists’ Association documented 13 violations against media in the Afrin area, 43 kilometers north of Aleppo, Northern Syria, in between Jan 20 and Nov 13, 2018.

The Syrian Journalists’ Association said that activists’ fear of retaliation by opposition military factions in Northern Syria, prevents the activists from talking about the violations against them. The Syrian Journalists’ Association commented on the incident of kidnapping and torturing an activist by a faction operating in the area.

The local council of the village of al-Ra’i near Aleppo, Northern Syria, said that it is ready to buy pistachios from farmers and market it in Turkey.

Alaa al-Hamad, the manager of the media office of the council reported that they would buy pistachios production from farmers directly at the price of 92 Turkish Lira per kilo.

The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) liberated a doctor three days after unknown shooters kidnapped him in Western Idlib, Northern Syria.

A landmine exploded in agricultural lands in the town of al-Janodiyah, 32 kilometers west of Idlib, Northern Syria, killing a child and injuring others.

Local activists reported that the victim is 16 years old; however, the number of injured children is unknown. The activists added that the children were harvesting olives and were transported to the al-Qani hospital.

The HTS raided the house of a Free Syrian Army commander in the city of Kafr Nabl,35 kilometers south of Idlib, Northern Syria.

On Tuesday, the Syrian government artillery forces stationed in nearby headquarters shelled outposts in the al-Akrad mountainous area in the Latakia countryside, Western Syria.

Honey production decreased in the city of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria, compared to the previous year due to the death of 40 percent of bees in the hives.

Leishmania-infected dozens of children and men in the al-Mayadeen area controlled by the Syrian government forces in Eastern Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.

Local sources reported that the medical clinic in the area documented 70 cases of Leishmania 50 men and 20 children. The sources noted that most of the cases were recorded in villages and towns near the Euphrates river.  

The Syrian government forces killed a fighter of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the city of al-Mayadeen,45 kilometers southeast of Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.

Local sources reported that the Syrian government forces’ snipers targeted the SDF fighter as he was near the bridge connecting the town of Zeiban and al-Mayadeen, killing him instantly.

The International Coalition airstrikes destroyed houses of Islamic State’s members’ families in the city of al-Shu’fa near Deir al-Zor.

Political and International updates:

On Tuesday, a prominent human rights lawyer said that the Syrian government forces arrested dozens of Syrian refugees returning from Lebanon through the al-Masnaa’ border crossing, Western Damascus, Southern Syria.

Lawyer Anwar al-Buni, the head of the Syrian Law Studies and Research Center stated that the Syrian government forces arrested 20 Syrian refugees in recent days as they returned from Lebanon voluntarily upon a settlement.

The Syrian government forces released a Jordanian citizen who was detained days ago as he entered Syria through the Nasib border crossing in Daraa, Southern Syria.  

The Syrian government’s security forces arrested the Jordanian Jacob al-Aqrabawi as he entered Syria through the Nassib crossing on November 5, 2018.