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Syrian government forces withdraw from sites in Manbij; Turkey and Russia reach understanding on their forces' role in Syria

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

Field and local news:

The Syrian government forces withdrew from the town of al-Arima and its surrounding villages west of Manbij city, 38 kilometers east of Aleppo, Northern Syria.

The al-Nakhba Forces of the Syrian Tomorrow head, Ahmad Jarba, began to reorganize itself in the governorate of Deir al-Zor and al-Raqqa, Eastern Syria, as part of an agreement between France, Turkey, and the United States.

On Saturday, the Turkish Army sent new military reinforcements to its troops along the southern border with Syria, coinciding with its threats to launch a military operation against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) east of the Euphrates River.

On Saturday, the Lawyers' Union of the Kurdish Autonomous Administration held a protest in the city of al-Qamishli, 75 kilometers north of al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria. The protesters condemned the Turkish threat to launch a military operation against the YPG.

On Saturday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) arrested four men in two villages in Western al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria, on charges of failing to comply with military service.

On Saturday, the Initial Response Team of the al-Raqqa local council retrieved the bodies of 13 people from a public park in the city of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.

On Saturday, an explosive device injured a civilian north of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.

Unknown persons assassinated an official of the Deir al-Zor Civil Council of the Syrian Democratic Council on Deir al-Zor-al-Hasakah road, Eastern Syria.

The Syrian government forces sent reinforcements to their controlled village near the city of Albukamal in Eastern of Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria, after the Islamic State (IS) attacked it.

The National Liberation Front (NLF) of the Free Syrian Army killed and injured some Syrian government forces members after the members attacked NLF sites near Aleppo, Northern Syria.

The shooting killed some Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) members in the town of Talaada in Northern Idlib, Northern Syria. The Nur al-Din al-Zanki Movement is accused of killing the HTS members, but the Movement denied that.

On Saturday, an explosive device planted by unknown persons exploded in the city of al-Atarib, 30 kilometers west of Aleppo, Northern Syria.

Some students living in university housing of the al-Baath University in the city of Homs, Central Syria, complained about electricity and water cut, which negatively affects their studies.

The rainstorms in the governorate of Daraa, Southern Syria, damaged many houses in the city of Daraa.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights documented the killing of 165 people after the SDF and the International Coalition against the IS launched raids on the towns of Hajin area, controlled by the IS, Eastern Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.

On Saturday, seven Syrian illegal immigrants died after a boat sank off the Cypriot coast. A nearby US ship rescued another immigrant who was accompanying them.

Political and international news:

On Saturday, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that he reached an understanding with Turkey on coordinating the work of the two countries' forces in Syria to eliminate terrorism.