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FSA fighters arrest activist's family north of Aleppo; Russia, Turkey and Iran say that there is no military solution for Syria

Editing: Obaida Al Nabwani |
Translation: Glory Jabr

Local and field news:

Northern Brigade's fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) arrested a family of a displaced activist from Rif Dimashq, in the city of Azaz, 48 kilometers north of Aleppo, Northern Syria, without giving any reasons.

On Thursday, protesters threw stones at a Russian-Turkish military patrol west of the city of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab), northeast of Aleppo, expressing their refusal to the deployment of these patrols.

A displaced child from the town of al-Tah, south of Idlib, died in a swimming pool in the town of Batenta, 8 kilometers north of Idlib, Northern Syria.

Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stole rails of the railway in SDF-controlled areas in the countryside of Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.

On Wednesday, a truck convoy loaded with military and logistic equipment arrived at the Qasrak military base of the International Coalition in Syria and Iraq against the Islamic State, 60 kilometers east of al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria.

On Thursday, hundreds of people demonstrated against the SDF in the town of Ghranij, east of Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.

On Wednesday night, dozens of people demonstrated against the Syrian government, demanding the release of detainees in the Syrian government-controlled city of Daraa, Southern Syria.

On Thursday, people found decomposing bodies of two women and a child in  the Syrian government-controlled Daraa governorate, Southern Syria.

On Thursday, the Syrian government's Ministry of Health registered 13 new COVID-19 cases.

International and political news:

On Wednesday, the leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran said that the conflict in Syria will be only resolved through a Syrian-led political process facilitated by the United Nations.

In the final statement through video conference, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, and Iranian Hassan Rouhani, stated the necessity of facilitating the safe and voluntary return of Syrian refugees and displaced people and protecting their rights, and the need to bring calm in Idlib through the implementing the agreements related to the city.


Earlier, the Syrian government forces and loyalist militias, supported by Russia, launched a ground military attack on the southern and eastern countryside of Idlib and the southern and western countryside of Aleppo. The Syrian government gained control of dozens of villages and towns in the region, after intensified shelling. The shelling killed and injured hundreds of civilians, and forced hundreds of thousands to displace.