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National Army continues campaign against corruption in Northern Aleppo; Syrian government forces shelling injures civilians in Southern Aleppo

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Editing: Amena Riyad |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith

Local and field updates:

On Wednesday, the National Army of the Syrian Interim Government called on concerned parties in the city of Jarabulus in Aleppo, Northern Syria, to cooperate and hand over people to the police whose names were listed in the campaign that the National Army launched against corruption in Northern Aleppo.

Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions and the military police raised the alert in and around Jarabulus prior to the the National Army’s security campaign in the area.

On Tuesday morning, the military police imposed a curfew in Jarabulus to continue the security campaign launched by the National Army.

On Tuesday, the Hamza Division of the National Army said that they will hand over their checkpoints in the Afrin area in Aleppo to the military police and subject their fighters to training courses in camps.

On Tuesday, the National Army emphasized that the aim of the security campaign in the Aleppo countryside is to submit people wanted by the police to the military judiciary without using violence. The National Army added that they prepared for the campaign for 20 days.

A Syrian government forces artillery and rocket shelling injured a woman and two children in villages in the al-Zirba area, 20 kilometers south of Aleppo.

A media activist from the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) reported that the HTS detained the manager of an aid project in the Violet organization in the Idlib governorate, Northern Syria, for his involvement in an embezzlement case.

On Wednesday, the media activist reported that the detainee embezzled $100 thousand from a project named “Means of Life.” The media activist did not explain how the HTS knew about the embezzlement.

On Tuesday, the Syrian government forces arrested two teachers from the al-Raqqa governorate in Northeastern Syria east of the city of Hama, Central Syria, on charges of working with the Autonomous Administration.

The teachers’ colleagues reported that the Syrian government forces arrested the teachers Ibrahim al-Mulla and Mustafa Abdul Sattar at the Athariya checkpoint in Eastern Hama. The teachers were heading to Hama to renew their educational documents and receive salaries from the Syrian government directorates in Hama.

The Internal Security Forces of the al-Raqqa Civil Council arrested two people in al-Raqqa on charges of promoting drugs.

Political and international updates:

On Tuesday, the United States sanctioned six people and three companies for transporting Iranian oil to Syria.

The US Treasury stated that the sanctioned people were two Iranians, a Russian, a Syrian, an Iraqi, and a Lebanese, as well as two companies based in Russia and Iran.  

The US and Turkey will discuss the implementation of the Manbij agreement in other parts of Syria.

On Tuesday evening, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavicoglu stated that Turkish and US officials will meet soon to discuss the implementation of the Manbij agreement. Cavicoglu did not reveal which areas the Manbij agreement will be implemented in, according to the website of the TRT channel.