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Syrian government forces shelling on southern Idlib destroys houses and mosque; unknown persons assassinate four FSA fighters in Aleppo

Editing: Amena Riyad |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2019/01/12 18:57

Local and field news:

On Saturday, Syrian government forces shelling destroyed houses and a mosque in the town of Jarjanaz in southern Idlib, Northern Syria.

Eyewitnesses reported that the Syrian government forces shelled the town using 20 missiles from rocket launchers stationed in the village of Abu Dali, destroying several houses and a mosque, without casualties.

On Saturday, the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) detained a former Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighter in southern Idlib, Northern Syria.

Local activists reported that the HTS detained Salamo al-Ahi, a former fighter in the 13th Troop of the FSA, at an HTS temporary checkpoint at the entrance to the city of Maarrat al-Nu’man. No more details about the detention were reported.  

The Free police in the village of Kafrouma, southern Idlib, announced that it would continue working despite the suspension of all stations’ work by the general police command due to the security conditions in the area.  

The police of Kafrouma stated that its members would continue to work and to serve the people voluntarily for the public interest, despite the suspension of support.  

Unknown armed persons assassinated four fighters from the al-Sharqiah Martyrs faction of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), east of the city of Aleppo, Northern Syria.

Local sources reported that two al-Sharqiah Martyr fighters found the bodies of the four killed fighters, who were shot in the head in a guard room near an oil refining station in the village of Shbeiran, east of Aleppo. The village is located on frontlines with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).  

On Saturday, a fire broke out in a camp for displaced people near the village of Shamarin near the city of Aleppo, Northern Syria, injuring a displaced woman and her child.

Local activists reported that the fire from a heater broke out in three tents in the al-Nour camp, injuring the woman and her child with second-degree burns. The woman and her child were transported to a nearby hospital.

Another fire killed a woman in the al-Nour camp in the Azaz area near Aleppo.

Omar Abu al-Baraa, the camp’s manager, said that the fire, which broke out in the woman’s caravan, injured the woman mildly. The fire broke out because the woman used lamp oil to start a fire in the heater.  

In a statement, the SDF announced the killing of 15 Islamic State members in the city of al-Sha’fah, 112 kilometers southeast of Deir al-Zor.

The statement mentioned that the SDF advanced one kilometer into al-Sha’fah and installed 17 new military bases in the city and on its perimeter. The SDF also seized weapons, munition, and destroyed two booby-trapped cars, a landmine, a mortar, and three landmine warehouses.  

An explosive device, left behind by the IS, killed a civilian and injured two others in the city of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.

Local sources reported that the device exploded when workers were removing the rubble of a destroyed building in the al-Taminat neighborhood. After an amputation surgery, one worker died as a result of the explosion. Two others were injured. 

The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) arrested six people in Haws, 65 kilometers east of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.

A military source from the SDF reported that the YPG Anti-terror units (HAT) of the Autonomous Administration arrested six people in the villages of Khas Hbal, al-Kulaib, and Hamad Assaf in Haws, on charges related to terrorism.

On Saturday, young men from the city of al-Suwayda, Southern Syria, attacked a Syrian government forces military base after one of the base’s members verbally harassed a woman from the city.  

Local sources reported that the young men attacked the Syrian government signal corps base in the al-Qala’a neighborhood and hit the member who harassed the woman.

Civilian gunfire injured a Syrian government forces member in the city of al-Sanamayn, 50 kilometers north of Daraa, Southern Syria, as the first was trying to arrest a former commander of an Islamic battalion in the city.

The elective committee, supervised by the ministry of local administration, relief, and refugees of the Syrian Interim Government, elected the head of the Free Daraa governorate council in Northern Syria. 

Huda al-Deri, a member of the elective committee, reported that the candidate Faisal al-Shaqran won 14 votes to 12 over the candidate Ghusain al-Mneizel. Al-Deri added that 26 out of 27 members participated in the elections.