Ahrar al-Sham dissolve its branch in Central Syria; eight foreign IS members surrender to HTS
Local and field updates:
On Wednesday, the Ahrar al-Sham Islamist Movement reached an agreement with the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) to dissolve its branch in the Hama governorate, Central Syria, and hand over its heavy weapons. The Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement of the National Liberation Front (NLF) said that it continues to fight the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in Northern Syria, after agreeing with the HTS to dissolve its branch and hand over its heavy weapons in the governorate of Hama, Central Syria.
On Wednesday, the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) regained control of a strategic hill west of Aleppo, Northern Syria, after clashes with the National Army part of the Free Syrian Army.
On Wednesday, a mortar missile fell on a school in the Atmeh area, 40 kilometers north of Idlib, Northern Syria, amidst clashes between the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the area.
On Wednesday, an explosive device planted by unknown persons exploded in Idlib, Northern Syria, killing civilian and wounding another.
Eight foreign members of the Islamic State (IS), including a German and an American, surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.
On Wednesday, the Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) sent military reinforcements from al-Raqqa, Northeast Syria, to the border with Turkey.
On Wednesday, the Syrian government confirmed that they are in talks with Kurdish groups to conclude a political agreement to prevent the Turkish military operation in Northern and Northeastern Syria.
On Wednesday, a child died of hypothermia in the al-Rukban camp east of Homs at the Syrian-Jordanian border.
On Wednesday, employees in the Syrian government institutions in the city of Hama, Central Syria, complained that they had not received their salaries in December 2018 so far.
The Syrian government forces attacked civilians in the town of Daal, 16 kilometers north of Daraa, Southern Syria.
Health centers in the Shu'ayat in Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria began a vaccination campaign for children supported by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).