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Unknown shooters kill and injure Free Police members in Aleppo; SDF advances in Deir al-Zor

Editing: Hasan Borhan |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Glory Jabr
Publication date: 2018/12/31 19:05

Field and local news:

On Sunday, unknown shooters killed and injured eight members of the Free Police and General Security Forces at a checkpoint in the village of Suran near Aleppo, Northern Syria.

On Monday, a rocket shelling hit Syrian government forces' outposts in Northern Latakia, Western Syria, killing a member and injuring four others.

On Monday, the Syrian Democratic Forces gained control of the the Islamic state (IS)-controlled village of al-Kashmah and parts of the city of al-Shaafah, 112 kilometers east of Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.

On Monday, the Negotiations Committee in the city of Daraa said that the Syrian government agreed to “settle the situation” for 115 thousand people in the governorates of Daraa and Quneitra, but the issue of dissidents from its forces has not been resolved definitively. Settling the situation means to allow them to continue work and studies.

A rainstorm hit Syria and damaged about 12 thousand tents in camps in the northern and western parts of the Idlib governorate.

The people of the al-Suwayda governorate, Southern Syria, complain about the lack of household gas in the governorate's markets. The household gas is hard to come by because the Syrian government lacks liquefied natural gas.

The People's Municipality of the al-Raqqa civil council completed the first stage of a street lighting project in the city of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.

Political and international news:

The former French President François Hollande said that the possible Turkish operation against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units could affect France's position as an ally against the IS.

On Monday, a distinguished commander of the Syrian National Army said that the United States President Donald Trump's willingness to withdraw his troops from Syria will not affect Turkey's decision on the upcoming military operation east of the Euphrates River.