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HTS enters Atarib, Aleppo; IS shelling on Deir al-Zor injures two British soldiers

Editing: Ayham Nasif |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2019/01/06 11:07

Local and field news:

On Sunday, the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) entered the city of Atarib in western Aleppo, Northern Syria, after an agreement with the city’s dignitaries. The agreement included handing over the city to the HTS.

The HTS concluded the agreement with representatives and Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters from Atarib after laying siege to and shelling the city a day earlier. The shelling injured three civilians.

Before the agreement, the HTS clashed with FSA fighters on the city’s perimeter, as HTS members attempted to infiltrate the city from the town of Kafr Naseh under cover by heavy machine guns.

About 150 people, activists and FSA fighters demonstrated in the city of Azaz condemning the HTS attack on Atarib.

Russian warplanes bombed the Rif al-Muhandisin al-Awal compound in western Aleppo, destroying 40 percent of a school.

The HTS entered the town of Talmans and the villages of al-Ghadqa and Maasaran after an agreement with the al-Sham Legion of the FSA. Details of the agreement were not reported.

On Saturday, people found the body of Hamdo al-Omar, the logistics manager of the People In Need organization, near the city of Atarib. Al-Omar was shot 25 days after his abduction.

A Syrian government forces military convoy including dozens of armored vehicles, heavy cannons, munition vehicles, and personnel left the Homs governorate and headed for Northern Syria escorted by a helicopter flying at low altitude.

An Islamic State (IS) missile shelling in the Deir al-Zor governorate injured two British soldiers.

A military source from the Syrian Democratic Forces reported that the IS targeted a group of soldiers near the city of al-Sha’fah with a thermal missile, injuring two British soldiers and killing a member of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, in addition to injuring another member.

In al-Hasakah, dozens of Iraqi and Syrian families arrived at the al-Hawl camp from the Deir al-Zor governorate through the al-Sobh al-Shaddadah crossing.

The Yekiti Party of the Kurdish National Council said that the Democratic Union Party is lying about his willingness to negotiate and collaborate with the Yekiti.