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Islamist battalion kills 23 Syrian government forces members in Hama; FSA and Syrian government forces exchange gunfire in Idlib

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Editing: Hasan Borhan |
Translation: Nouha Salti
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Publication date: 2018/11/17 19:02

Local and field news:

The Guardians of Religion attacked Syrian government forces locations in Northwestern Hama, Central Syria, killing 23 Syrian government forces members.  

On Saturday, The Syrian government forces missile shelling on a village and a town in Southern Idlib, Northern Syria, injured several civilians. The Syrian government forces intensified shelling on the area.  

The National Liberation Front (NLF) of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) targeted Syrian government forces locations in Northern Hama, Central Syria with artillery shells. The NLF shelling came in retaliation to the Syrian government forces shelling on villages of the nearby Idlib governorate.  

The airstrikes of the United States-led International Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) killed dozens of people, most of them civilians, in a residential area near the city of Hajin in the Deir al-Zor countryside, Eastern Syria.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that battles and US-led International Coalition airstrikes killed 22 IS members in the Deir al-Zor governorate, Eastern Syria.

In November, livestock price decreased in the IS-controlled city of al-Sha'fah, 112 kilometers southeast of Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria, due to the siege imposed on people.  

In Northeastern Syria, the Martyrs' Families Council opened in the city of al-Raqqa to take care of the SDF martyrs' families in al-Raqqa and its countryside.

In Northern Syria, Syrian government forces moved bodies of the Queiq River massacre's victims from the city of Aleppo to hospitals for examinations.  

Unknown persons released the media official to the Sultan Murad Division of the FSA, Farid Dali, after two days of abduction in the Afrin area near Aleppo, Northern Syria.

In Southern Syria, the Syrian government forces seized control of the most area of Tulul al-Safa in Eastern al-Suwayda after the IS withdrew from it.

Unknown killers assassinated two FSA fighters near the Rukban camp on the Syria-Jordanian border.

The Syrian government required that the university students be a member of the Ba'ath Party to complete their registration applications.   

Dozens of athletes and people with special needs participated in several spot activities in Southern Idlib, Northern Syria, in the Peace Olympiad.  

The Sham Surgical Hospital in the city of Kafr Nubl, Southern Idlib, Northern Syria, reopened after several months of suspension due to lack of support.    

Winter conditions increased the suffering of internally displaced people in the al-Jabal camp in the city of Jarabulus, 100 kilometers northeast of Aleppo, Northern Syria, amidst appeals to humanitarian organizations to provide support.

International and political news:

On Saturday, the Autonomous Administration announced a US proposition about forming an international court to solve the problem of IS detainees in the SDF prisons.  

The Turkish Ministry of Defense deprecated the continuous support by the USA to the People's Protection Units in Syria, despite that they fought the IS.