Hama, Syria, Oct. 29, 2018. Activists and people of Morek city in Northern Hama, Central Syria, organize a protest condemning the Syrian government shelling on villages of Eastern Hama. The villages are included in the Russian-Turkish agreement. The head of the local council in the Umm Jala village and its surroundings, Daif Allah al-Murr, said that the sit-in was planned to be in front of the Turkish observation base in the city of Morek, but the Syrian government forces targeted the people gathering near the base, forcing them to retreat. Al-Murr added
that they continue to try to convey the protesters' demands to the Turkish side. Their demands included protecting civilians from Syrian government violations in the demilitarized zone. The northern countryside of Hama has included the Turkish-Russian agreement. On Oct. 10, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced that they finished withdrawing heavy weapons from the demilitarized zone in Northern Syria. Russia said that the implementation of the agreement might be delayed for a day or two. Characters by appearance: 1- Daif Allah al-Murr, head of the local council in the Umm Jala village and its surroundings. 2- Hasan al-Shahad, one of the participants in the sit-in.