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International Coalition shelling kills civilians from one family in Deir al-Zor; Education directorate suspends schools in Maarrat al-Nu'man due to Syrian government forces' shelling

Editing: Ayham Nasif |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Rose Kajo


Field and local news:

The International Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) shelled the village of al-Baguz in southeastern Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria, killing eight women and children from one family.

On Wednesday, local sources reported that the shelling killed three women and five children from the al-Kadran family. The bombing targeted a gathering of civilians on the outskirts of the village were trying to move to the areas controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

On the same day, the Education Directorate of the Interim Syrian Government suspended schools in the city of Maarrat al-Nu'man near Idlib, Northern Syria, as a result of the Syrian government forces’ shelling.

On Tuesday, Hassan Sufan, the former leader of the Ahrar al-Sham movement called for the dissolution of the Shura Council in the movement, accusing it of obstructing its military action in Northern Syria.

On the same day, a landmine explodes in the village of Suisan in the al-Bab district,36 kilometers east of Aleppo, Northern Syria, wounding two civilians.

On Wednesday, forcibly displaced teachers to camps near the city of Idlib in Northern Syria organized a demonstration in the city of al-Atareb in Aleppo, in protest against non-payment of their financial dues and the absence of a party to organize their work in schools belonging to the Interim Syrian Government.

On the same day, the Initial Response Team (IRT) of the al-Raqqa local council retrieved 11 bodies in the governorate of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.

The prices of food and cleaning detergents increased in western Hama, Central Syria, due to the poor exchange rate of the Syrian pound (SYP) against the US dollar.
The Syrian government forces arrests three young men from the village of Alma, 20 kilometers northeast of Daraa, Southern Syria.

Political and international news:

The French government announced the possibility of allowing French jihadists detained in Syria to return to France. The French government-linked this to the decision of the United States to withdraw from Syria.

The French media quoted a statement by the French Foreign Ministry as saying "Because of the development of the military situation in Northeastern Syria, the US decisions, and to ensure the security of the French, we are considering all options to avoid the escape and spread of these dangerous persons." The French Foreign Ministry noted that about 150 French members of the Islamic State (IS) were detained by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).