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Syrian government forces arrest number of Palestinian refugees during their return to Syria, and Trump urged Erdogan to cancel military operation, East of Euphrates

Editing: Amena Riyad |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Rose Kajo
Publication date: 2018/12/15 10:57

Field and local news:


The Syrian government forces arrested some Palestinian refugees after returning from one of the European countries to Syria.

On Friday, The group Working for Palestinian Syria said that the detained refugees returned voluntarily from one of the European countries, because of the rejection of applications for reunification for their families, or because of problems related to integration, and after the news about the reconstruction of Yarmouk camp.

On Friday, the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) shells the village of Tel Mamu south of Aleppo, in Northern Syria, killing and wounding members of the Syrian government forces.

Khaled Waddah, a member of the media relations office in the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, told SMART that the MD battalion of the HTS targeted a group of the Syrian government forces in the village of Tel Mamu with an anti-armor missile, killing and wounding members of them.

On Friday, 15 political parties met in the city of Qamishli, near al-Hasakah, to discuss Turkish threats to launch a military operation on the east of the Euphrates River.

The parties considered in their final statement that the Turkish threats are a declaration of war a resulting from international and regional understandings according to the common interests of the countries that are contrary to the interest of the Syrian people.

On Friday, hundreds of people demonstrated in the city of Amouda near al-Hasakah, denouncing the Turkish threats to launch a military operation on the Kurdish Autonomous Administration areas east of the Euphrates River.

The protesters marched in the city of Amouda, raising banners condemning the Turkish threats and refusing to enter the Turkish army to the Kurdish Autonomous Administration areas. The demonstration included some statements and speeches to the bodies and political figures.

Political and international news:

On Friday, US President Donald Trump urged his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to cancel the military operation he plans to launch against the Syrian Democratic Forces Northern and Northeastern Syria.

The Wall Street Journal newspaper quoted US officials as saying, the Trump administration is working effectively to prevent the Turkish military operation against the SDF in Syria.

The international Coalition said it was committed to working with the SDF in Syria to defeat the IS.

The International Alliance said in a statement seen by SMART that his duties in Northeastern Syria have not changed, including the control of the Syrian-Turkish border to remove the security concerns of Turkey.

On Friday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said that both Russia and Turkey are intensified their efforts to launch the Syrian Constitutional Committee as soon as possible.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mouloud Jawish Oglu told reporters after meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in the Azerbaijani capital Baku on the sidelines of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Syria (OCHA) said that the Security Council's approval of cross-border access to aid to Syria would give it the ability to help millions of people in need.

On Friday,  the Security Council approved a draft resolution number (2449) submitted by Kuwait and Sweden to use four border crossings in Syria for the entry of humanitarian aid.