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International Coalition announces killing of distinguished IS official; Syrian government calls for formation of committee in Daraa to negotiate it

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Editing: Hasan Borhan |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Glory Jabr

Local and field news:

On Monday, the International Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) announced that it killed an IS distinguished member in shelling on the Syrian desert.

The Syrian government asked dignitaries and locally known people in the governorate of Daraa, Southern Syria, to form a committee to discuss the problems and demands of the people. The committee includes loyalist people to the Syrian government and opponents who made settlements with its forces.

A Russian force entered the town of Um al-Mayadhin, 10 kilometers east of Daraa, Southern Syria, and pledged to fulfill several of the people’s demands for service and security improvements in the town.

Tension rose between the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the Ahrar Sham Islamic Movement, amid military crowds of the two parties in the governorate of Idlib, Northern Syria.

On Monday, a Syrian government artillery shelling on the town of Jarjanaz in Southern Idlib, Northern Syria, injured a woman.  

On Monday, unknown persons threw a grenade at a bakery in the village of Kafr Amem in Eastern Idlib, Northern Syria, injuring five civilians.

On Monday, the Higher Education Council of the Salvation Government in the HTS-controlled areas threatened not to pay the salaries of 13 members of the teaching staff in the Idlib University, Northern Syria.

On Monday, an anonymous source from the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) said that the United States resumed the support of humanitarian projects in the Idlib governorate, Northern Syria, for one year.  

On Monday, the Syrian government forces arrested three university students in the Maadan area, 70 kilometers east of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria, on charges of belonging to the Syrian Democratic Forces.

On Monday, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) documented that at least 529 people were arbitrarily arrested in Syria last November; the Syrian government forces arrested 70 percent of them. The SNHR also recorded more than 7,000 arrests since the beginning of 2018.

On Monday, the administration of the Semalka border crossing in the governorate of al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria, started running buses between the Kurdish Autonomous Administration-controlled areas and Kurdistan of Iraq.

Meanwhile, the price of agricultural seeds in Quneitra, which was entirely controlled by the Syrian government last month, rose compared to last year.