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HTS expansion puts pressure on Astana understandings according to FSA; Fighters torture doctor in Afrin

Editing: Hasan Borhan |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Maan Salti

Field and local news:

On Sunday, the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army said that the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham's (HTS) recent expansion in Northern Syria puts pressure on the Turkish-Russian ceasefire agreements reached during the Astana Talks.

The HTS attempted to infiltrate the village of Menian, west of Aleppo, Northern Syria, killing four Syrian government forces members.

Also on Sunday, fighters from the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army kidnapped and tortured a doctor in the city of Afrin, northern Aleppo.

Three prisoners broke out from the Civil Police Prison in the Syrian National Army-controlled city of Jarabulus, northeastern Aleppo.

A Syrian government forces missile shelling injured a child in the town of al-Qassabiyah, 53 kilometers south of Idlib, Northern Syria.

The Sons of War Organization cut its support for the only school in the village of Farkaya, 23 kilometers south of Idlib.

The Free Idlib Governorate Council of the Syrian Interim Government called on funding organizations to resume their support of the health and educational sectors in the Idlib governorate.

The Free Aleppo University Students Union refused to join the Higher Education Council of the Salvation Government operating in HTS-controlled areas.

The students of the Idlib University of the Salvation Government's High Education Council demonstrated in support of the "Impeach al-Assad" campaign, which activists shared on social media to prosecute the Syrian government and its head for using chemical weapons against civilians.

The Islamic State (IS) assassinated the mayor of the village of al-Jurthi in the Nahiyat Zeiban area, eastern Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.

The Asayish Forces lifted the curfew in the town of al-Mansourah, 28 kilometers west of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria, while the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) arrested 10 young men from eastern al-Raqqa.

Hundreds of Syrian and Iraqi families, including families of IS members, arrived at the al-Hawl camp, 70 kilometers south of al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria, coming from Eastern Deir al-Zor.

The Syrian government forces released a prisoner from the village of Salakhed in the al-Suwayda governorate, Southern Syria, after the Sheikh al-Karama Forces threatened to attack the Syrian government forces' security branches in al-Suwayda.