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Child dies in al-Rukban camp due to poor medical care; FSA kills ten Syrian government forces members in Northern Hama

Editing: Obaida Al Nabwani |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith

Local and field updates:

On Thursday, a child died in the al-Rukban camp on the Jordanian border,240 kilometers southeast of Homs, Central Syria. Jordan denied the child’s access to receive treatment in Jordanian hospitals, amidst the siege imposed by the Syrian government forces on the camp.

The Free Syrian Army (FSA) killed ten members of the Syrian government forces and loyalist militias and injured others as the Syrian government forces attempted to advance to the city of al-Lataminah in Northern Hama, Central Syria.

The FSA’s al-Izzah Army repelled a Syrian government forces’ attempt to advance to the al-Ma’sara outpost, Southern al-Lataminah and regained control of the outpost after the Syrian government forces seized it. The Syrian government forces stationed in nearby outposts shelled cities and towns in the Northern Hama countryside.

On Thursday, a bomb explosion injured two children in the city of al-Dana,36 kilometers north of Idlib, Northern Syria. The explosion broke the glass of the house. The house owner’s work has not been specified yet or whether or not he was the target of the explosion.

The Fares family said that investigation of the prominent activists Raed al-Fares’ and Hamoud Junaid’s assassinations in the city of Kafr Nabl, Southern Idlib, will continue until the perpetrators are brought before justice.

Fatih al-Sheikh, a dignitary from the family, stated that they contacted different sides, including (unspecified) military factions. Al-Sheikh added that the factions responded to their demands in revealing and prosecuting the murderers.

The local council in the village of al-Tuh village, Southern Idlib, appealed to humanitarian organizations to provide support for the forcibly displaced people (FDP) who evacuated the village due to the Syrian government forces’ bombings.

On Friday, Musa al-Sultan, the head of the council  called the organizations to head to the nearby villages and farmlands to provide aid for the FDP who lack means of life, amidst harsh winter conditions in the area.

The Men of Dignity Movement in al-Suwayda, Southern Syria, dissolved one of their groups because some people committed encroachment against the residents and pretended to belong to the movement.

Unknown shooters killed and injured three members of local councils belonging to the Deir al-Zor Military Council of the Syrian Democratic Forces near the city of Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.

Residents of the city of al-Bukamal in Southeastern Deir al-Zor said that they are forced to travel to the city of Deir al-Zor to obtain personal documents because the Syrian government’ status department in the city is out of service. The residents added that they are forced to pay money up to 15, 000 Syrian pounds (SYP) ($30).  

The prices of bread decreased by 50 percent in the village of Abian Sam’an in the city of Atarib, Western Aleppo. Muhammad Ali al-Aziz, the head of the local council of the village said that the GOAL Organization supported bread. Al-Aziz added that the prices of bread became 135 SYP per sack weighted 1,200 grams. Al-’Aziz noted that the costs of bread were 125 SYP per sack weighted 600 grams.

The Restabilization Committee of the Aleppo Governorate Council held courses to raise increase the capabilities of heads and members of local councils in the Northern and Eastern Aleppo countrysides, Northern Syria.

Bashar Abdulqader, the manager of the Building Capabilities’ Office in the committee said that since the start of December they have started holding training courses for heads and members of ten local councils in the Eastern and Northern Aleppo countrysides, in the town of Dabeq ,36 kilometers east of Aleppo, to build the capabilities of the councils and improve the performance of staff.

The Syrian Theatrical Arts Band organized a stage performance for children in the cultural center in the city of Idlib.

Dhyaa ‘Asool, the writer and director of the play, said that the play is comic and it aims at putting a smile on the children’ faces after a period of war, fear, stress, and horror. ‘Asool added that the price of tickets is 200 SYP and it is symbolic only to meet the major costs of the play because no side supported them in performing the play.