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Guardians of Religion Organization gains control of village in Hama; Response Coordinators Team appeals to organizations to support quarantine center in Idlib

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Translation: Muhammad Ghaith

Local and field updates:

On Sunday, the Guardians of Religion Organization associated with the al-Qaeda gained control of the village of al-Manara (Tanjara) and Syrian government forces posts, northwestern Hama, Central Syria.  

A military source from the wa-Harid al-Mu'minin reported to the SMART-affiliate al-Bawaba in Hama that fierce clashes erupted between the Syrian government forces and the Guardians of Religion, which gained control of al-Manara and two Syrian government forces posts in the vicinity of the village of al-Hakura, northwestern Hama. the source added that the Guardians of Religion killed 25 Syrian government forces members in the clashes. 

An unknown warplane bombed Iranian and Iraqi militias’ bases in the Deir al-Zor governorate, Eastern Syria. 

On Sunday, sources reported to SMART that on Saturday night, an unknown warplane bombed headquarters of the al-Fatemiyoun Militia in the al-Thalathat area southwest of the city of al-Bukamal, and the desert, eastern Deir al-Zor that includes a military base of Iraqi and Iranian militias.

On Saturday, the Syrian government said that a civil plane belonging to the Syrian Aerial Institution landed in Syria coming from the Khartoum International Airport. The plane transported 250 Syrian passengers who were trapped abroad. 

On Sunday, public transportation vehicles resumed work partially in the same governorate in the Syrian government-controlled areas, to reduce precautionary procedures against coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Turkish Army and Syrian National Army affiliated with the Syrian Interim Government shelled the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) bases in the Nahiyat Ayn Issa, 50 kilometers north of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.

Unknown persons killed an SDF fighter west of the town of al-Mansoura, 28 kilometers west of al-Raqqa. 

On Sunday, a bomb explosion killed a civilian and injured two people, including an SDF fighter in the town of Hajin, 110 kilometers east of Deir al-Zor.

Three fires started in agricultural fields in the Nahiyat Kasrah, 70 kilometers northwest of Deir al-Zor, for unknown reasons.

On Sunday, the Syrian government’s Oil Ministry implemented its decision to stop supporting cars whose engines’ capacity is over 2,000 CC.

The price of gold prices increased in most Syrian governorates, amidst constant Syrian Lira value decrease. The price of gold increased by 2,000 Syrian pounds in two days.

The Sub-Agricultural Committee in the Syrian government forces-controlled governorate of Aleppo, Northern Syria, set the wages that harvesters drivers will receive from farmers as wheat harvest season approaches.

Political and international updates

On Sunday, the Response Coordinators Team-Syria appealed to relief organizations and agencies operating in Northern Syria to provide aid for the quarantine center in the town of Darkush, 23 kilometers west of Idlib, Northern Syria.

The team issued a statement saying that over 200 people coming from Turkey are now in the center for 14 days upon the quarantine decision to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The team demanded the organizations and agencies to provide aid that ensures the continuity of work at the center such as major protection and precaution equipment and medical devices that prevent transferring the patients and COVID-19 suspected cases to other places. The team added that it is necessary to help the quarantined people as they are unable to go out before the quarantine period ends.

On Sunday, Iran registered 51 new deaths over the past 24 hours due to COVID-19, bringing the total of deaths to over 6,640. 

On Saturday, the total of people who recovered from COVID-19 in Turkey increased to 90,000 after 3,084 one recovered. 

On Sunday, the Iraqi Health and Environment Ministry registered 88 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total of infected people to 2,767.

On Sunday, the Jordanian Health Ministry registered 18 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total of infected people to 540.

On Sunday, the total of COVID-19 cases exceeded 200,000 in Russia following 11,000 new cases.