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Unknown persons assassinate two media activists in Idlib; National Army announces end of security campaign in Northern Aleppo

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Editing: Ayham Nasif |
Translation: Nouha Salti
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Publication date: 2018/11/23 18:59

Local and field news:

On Friday, unknown person assassinated the two distinguished media activists Raed Fares and Hamoud Juneid in the city of Kafr Nubl in Idlib, Northern Syria.

Eyewitnesses reported that five unknown persons in a van shot and killed Fares and Juneid near Fares’ house in Kasraya Street in the city center. A media photographer who escorted Fares and Juneid survived the assassination.

About two thousand people from Kafr Nubl held the funeral of the two activists in the city two hours after their assassination.

The National Army of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) announced the end of its security campaign in Northern Aleppo.

Yousuf al-Hamoud, the National Army’s spokesperson, reported that the campaign against corrupt faction has ended in the cities of Azaz and Mari and their countrysides to the town of Akhtarin, as all wanted people surrendered to the National Army.  

Wanted people in the city of Azaz and the surrounding areas surrendered to the National Army during the security campaign.

National Army’s factions negotiated FSA groups, which are not operating with the National Army, in the city of Azaz to join the National Army.

Hundreds of people from several towns and villages in the Western Aleppo countryside demonstrated in the town of al-Hor under the slogan, “Your coalition and al-Assad are killing us.”

Unknown mortar shells injured two civilians in the in the al-Khaldiah neighborhood.

In Central Syria, the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) detained a civilian, who was a former commander of the FSA’s Ahfad al-Rasoul Brigade, in the city of Kafr Zayta, 30 kilometers north of Hama. The HTS confiscated some of the civilian’s property.  

In Northeastern Syria, a landmine explosion injured four civilians, including women, in the al-Raqqa governorate.

The Asayish Forces of the Autonomous Administration confiscated three vehicles loaded with oil in al-Raqqa.

In Eastern Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces announced the killing of 27 Islamic State members due to clashes and the US-led International Coalition’s bombings on the perimeter of the city of Hajin, 112 kilometers southeast of Deir al-Zor.