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Winter increases forcibly displaced people's suffering in Western Aleppo; IS arrests dozens of men and executes five SDF members in Deir al-Zor

Editing: Amena Riyad |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Glory Jabr

Local and field news:

The residents of the al-Mahmudi camp in the town of Batbo, 67 kilometers west of Aleppo, Northern Syria, suffer from difficult humanitarian and service conditions. They also complain about the tear of their tents, with the advent of winter.

The camp representative, Ibrahim al-Ali, reported that 90 displaced families live in the Batbo camp are from the Abu al-Duhur area, Eastern Idlib, and from Southern Aleppo. These families fled after the Syrian government seized the area earlier this year.

The Free Syrian Army (FSA) arrested two people who tried to plant an explosive mine in the city of Afrin near Aleppo.

The head of the security operations in the First Corps of the Syrian National Army, Captain Mustafa, reported that they received information that there was a suspicious movement near the Nadah checkpoint at the entrance to the city. Therefore, a security group headed to the area, arresting two people trying to plant an explosive mine.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) snipers killed Syrian government forces members in Southern Aleppo.

Local activists reported that HTS snipers targeted the Syrian government forces stationed in the vicinity of Khan Tuman village, killing three members.

A Turkish sports referee supervised a football match between two sports clubs in the city of al-Bab (38 kilometers east of Aleppo).

Dozens of athletes and people with special needs participated in various sports events in Southern Idlib, under the name of Peace Olympics.

A member of the al-Amin Organization, Atef Zreik, reported that they launched sports events in cooperation with the Development Network and the Football Sports Union. Zreik added that the Peace Olympics would include dozens of athletes, including people with special needs and girls.

An assassination attempt injured one of the HTS legal members near the town of Drakush (24 kilometers west of Idlib).

Local activists reported that unknown persons shot the HTS legal member, Abu Salah, while he was on the al-Zanbaqi road near the town of Drakush, injuring him. He was taken to a medical clinic in the town.

The Syrian government released 13 former Civil Defense members in the city of al-Rastan, 20 kilometers north of Homs, Central Syria, after two months of detention.

An exclusive source reported that the Civil Defense members were detained in the Faihaa branch of the Political Security in Damascus. The source noted that they were investigated about their previous work and sources of support.

Snipers of FSA’s Jaysh al Ezza and the HTS killed two Syrian government forces members in Northern Hama.

The Islamic State (IS) arrested dozens of men from a town and a city near Deir al-Zor, on charges of dealing with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Syrian government forces.

The IS executed SDF members in the city of al-Shaafa near Deir al-Zor, by impalement.

Local sources reported that the IS executed five SDF members by impalement. The IS arrested the members on Thursday in its recent attack on the Siyad oil field in the Sour area, Northern Deir al-Zor.

Residents of the Daraa al-Balad neighborhoods in Daraa began collecting financial donations to repair some mosques that Syrian government forces' shelling destroyed before seizing the area.

Local sources reported that the people began this initiative in coordination with preachers and imams of the mosques, where the worshipers often donate after Friday prayers.

Political and international news:

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said that they are investigating the killing of 870 children in Syria, in the last nine months of 2018.

UNICEF Middle East and North Africa Regional Director, Geert Cappelaere, stated that the number of children killed in the recent nine months is the highest since the beginning of the Syrian revolution in 2011. He considered that the real numbers are much greater than the cases investigated.