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International Coalition shelling kills distinguished IS commander; students protest Salvation Government's decision to close Idlib universities

Editing: Hasan Borhan |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Glory Jabr

Field and local news:

On Wednesday, International Coalition airstrike killed a distinguished Islamic State commander in the village of al-Baguz in southeastern Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.

On Tuesday, dozens of students of the International Salvation University in the city of Maarrat al-Nu’man, southern Idlib, Northern Syria, protested the Salvation Government’s decision to close the university claiming that it is not licensed.

On Tuesday, the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) closed all roads linking its controlled areas in western Aleppo, Northern Syria, with areas controlled by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions in the area of Afrin.

The HTS also arrested a civilian in the al-Ghab Plain area, western Hama, Central Syria.

The Syrian government forces arrested a former FSA fighter from his home in the city of al-Rastan, 20 kilometers north of Homs, Central Syria.

The Syrian government forces’ military security also arrested 17 people near the city of Daraa, Southern Syria.

On Tuesday, the Asayish forces arrested three men in the al-Mansoura town, 28 kilometers west of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.

On Tuesday, shooting injured a Civil Defense volunteer near the town of Kafr Karmin, 40 kilometers west of Aleppo, Northern Syria.

On Tuesday night, a bomb exploded inside a residential building in Idlib, Northern Syria, injuring three civilians.

A landmine explosion in a military vehicle injured four members of the Syrian Democratic Forces in the city of Manbij, 80 kilometers east of Aleppo, Northern Syria.

More than 400 families living in the village of Kafr Halab, southwestern Aleppo, suffer from difficult humanitarian conditions, which increased in the winter and after their support was cut off.

On Tuesday, the Medical Office in southern Aleppo cut its ties with the Free Aleppo Health Directorate after accusing it of not doing its job.

The Syrian government’s municipality destroyed dozens of damaged houses in the Tal al-Suda area in the al-Zahra neighborhood in Aleppo, Northern Syria, without finding alternative housing for the residents.

On Wednesday, 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, dissidents from the Syrian government forces and those who refused the compulsory recruitment in their ranks opened fire in the city of Daraa, Southern Syrian, expressing their refusal to return to their ranks.

Political and international news:

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that more than 10 million Syrians suffer in conflict-driven conditions that may expose them to hunger.