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SDF gains control of village in Deir al-Zor; Russia says that violations of Idlib agreements have increased after HTS' control

Editing: Ayham Nasif |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Glory Jabr

Field and local news:

On Wednesday, the Syrian Democratic Forces gained control of the Mozan village in the area of al-Susah in southeastern Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria, after clashes with the Islamic State.

The electricity was cut off from the al-Daraan neighborhood in Deir al-Zor, which is controlled by the Syrian government forces, for the fifth day in a row. The residents contacted the emergency department of the Electricity Directorate, but it gave them only promises to repair the electrical faults.

University students organized a protest in the city of Maarrat al-Nu'man near Idlib, Northern Syria, against the decision made by the Salvation Government operating in Hayat Tahrir al-Sham-controlled areas to suspend their exams until the university gets a license from it.

The Pharmacists Union in the governorate of Idlib demanded the release of a pharmacist kidnapped by a gang from the village of Jubas in eastern Idlib for ransom.

Ammunition from the remnants of military operations in Afrin near Aleppo, Northern Syria, exploded and injured a child. The child was transferred to a hospital in Afrin. Local activists said that two other devices exploded near the cultural center in the city of Afrin, causing only material damage.

Russian forces shelled the city of Mourek, 27 kilometers north of Hama, Central Syria, injuring two women. The women were transferred to a nearby medical clinic.

The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) arrested five people in the village of al-Hisha in the Ayn Issa area and the village of the Thulth Khneiz in al-Raqqa, on charges of dealing with the Syrian government.

A source from the fuel traders in the Tishreen market, northern al-Raqqa, said that the YPG confiscated two trucks transferring fuel in the village of al-Kantari.

Political and international news:

On Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said that violations of the de-escalation and demilitarized zone agreements have increased after the HTS gained control of most of the Idlib governorate, Northern Syria.

At a news conference in Moscow, Zakharova said that 65 people had been killed and 200 injured, and 1,000 violations were reported since the Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed the Idlib agreement in September, according to Russia Today news agency.