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Israel strikes Iranian militia and Syrian government forces in Syria; Syrian refugee child dies in Lebanon

Editing: Hasan Borhan |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2019/01/21 11:06

Field and local news:

On Monday, the Israeli Army announced targeting locations of the Iranian Quds Forces and other Syrian government forces locations in Southern Syria, with airstrikes.

The family of a Syrian child refugee in Lebanon, Ahmad al-Zoabi, found his dead body two days after his disappearance. Security members of the Beirut municipality had chased him into a building where he died.

Naser Yasin, the manager of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, told SMART that a video was circulated on social media showing security members of the Beirut municipality chasing the child into a building in the Tallat al-Khayyat neighborhood. Tthe child was found dead two days later in the building's lightwell.

On Sunday, a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) artillery shelling on Free Syrian Army (FSA) locations in the Azaz area near Aleppo, Northern Syria, injured one FSA fighter.

The Ahrar al-Sharqiyah gathering of the FSA arrested a kidnapping and theft gang in the Raju area near the Afrin area in Aleppo.

In Northeastern Syria, hundreds of people demonstrated in the city of al-Qamishli (75 kilometers north of al-Hasakah) on the first anniversary of the Turkish and FSA Afrin battle against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in the Aleppo governorate.

Also on Sunday, the YPG arrested three people from the city of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.

The Syrian government forces detained 19 people from the Daraa governorate, Southern Syria.

The local council of the city of al-Lataminah, 35 kilometers north of Hama, Central Syria, appealed to Turkey to put a stop to the Syrian government forces and Russian violations and frequent bombings in the de-escalation area.

Israeli forces released a Syrian shepherd after detaining him for hours in the Quneitra governorate, Southern Syria.

In Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria, locals opened the first charity for orphans in the Shaytat area.

International and political news:

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan informed his United States counterpart Donald Trump that Turkey is ready to ensure a high security level in the Manbij area, east of Aleppo, Northern Syria.