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Syrian government forces shelling kills and injures civilians in western Idlib; Hundreds of Ahrar al-Sham Islamist Movement prepare to evacuate from northern Hama to Aleppo

Editing: Hasan Borhan |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
Publication date: 2019/01/13 19:01

Local and field updates:

On Sunday, a Syrian government forces shelling killed a civilian and injured another in the villages of Maar’and and al-Najiyah near Jisr al-Shughur, 30 kilometers west of Idlib, Northern Syria.

Hundreds of fighters of the Ahrar al-Sham Islamist Movement prepare to evacuate the northern Hama countryside, Central Syria, for the Afrin area controlled by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in Northern Syria, after the fighters surrendered their heavy weapons to the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

On Sunday, the HTS raided service buildings of the Ahrar al-Sham in the village of Tarmala (45 kilometers south of Idlib), confiscating equipment from the buildings.

On Sunday, the Syrian Democratic Forces gained control of the city of al-Shu’fa, 100 kilometers east of Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria, following clashes with the Islamic State.

The Initial Response Team of the al-Raqqa Civil Council retrieved two bodies in the city of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.

Political and international updates:

On Sunday, the Israeli General Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot stated that Israel has launched thousands of airstrikes against Iranian targets and outposts in Syria without claiming responsibility for the airstrikes.

On Sunday, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israeli warplanes bombed Iranian warehouses near the Damascus International Airport in Damascus.

On Sunday, Turkish security forces arrested 13 HTS suspects in a raid in the city of Adana, Southern Turkey.