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WHO announces stopping polio outbreak in Syria; US accuses Russia and Syrian government of shelling Aleppo using toxic gases

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

Field and local news:

On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced stopping the polio outbreak detected in 2017 in Syria with no international spread.  

On Friday, the Religion Guardians’ sniper of the Jihad al-Qaeda killed a Syrian government forces member in the area of Sahl al-Ghab in Western Hama, Central Syria.

On Friday, the Free Syrian Army announced that it defeated Kurdish People’s Protection Units’ attempt to infiltrate the Afrin area, 43 kilometers north of Aleppo, Northern Syria.

On Saturday, the Initial Response Team of the al-Raqqa civil council pulled the body of an unknown child out from the rubble of a destroyed building in the city of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.

On Friday, the Syrian government forces seized dozens of shops of the al-Jahjah family in the city of Albukamal, 120 kilometers southeast of Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.

The intellectuals Union of the al-Jazeera region of the Kurdish Autonomous Administration in the city of al-Qamishli, al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria, condemned that the Iraqi Kurdistan government closed offices of the Kurdistan Freedom Movement on its territory.

On Friday, a chess tournament began in the city of al-Qamishli, 70 kilometers north of al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria. Forty players from areas controlled by the Kurdish Autonomous Administration, Northern Syria, participated in the tournament.

Political and international news:

On Friday night, the United States accused Russia of targeting neighborhoods in Aleppo, Northern Syria, using toxic gases, along with the Syrian government forces.

On Friday, the Turkish Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar, informed the US that it should abandon the observation bases in Northern Syria.

On Friday, Turkey announced that it is discussing with the US the expansion of their agreement on the city of Manbij in Eastern Aleppo, Northern Syria, to include all areas in Eastern Euphrates River controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces.