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A Day in Syria: June 4th 2018

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A Day in Syria: June 4th 2018

By Caroline Pearse & Harald Etzbach

  • After two weeks of interruption, the account of @Syrie24h and the website  are resuming their activities. The team is made of voluntary journalists and editors and the site is financed by its own members. Thank you for your loyality.


  • Large explosions in pro-Iranian militia barracks were reported today in the Abu Al-Duhur area in the province of ​​Idlib. The source of the attack on these barracks is still unknown.


  • According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), 57 individuals have died due to torture in Syria since the start of 2018, including 49 in regime prisons. 17 individuals died due to torture in May 2018, among them 14 in regime jails.


  • The coalition council of the southern Ashera (the tribes) in the south of Syria announced the beginning of a military campaign by the regime on the district of Deraa in a video. They also confirmed they were ready to fight.


  • An agreement concerning the Syrian city of Manbij was concluded today between Turkey and the United States. The agreement was announced by a joint statement from both countries during the visit of the leader of Turkish diplomacy in Washington. The city located in the east of Aleppo was a source of disagreement between Turkey and its American and French allies.


  • A demonstration took place today in the city of Jarablus in the northern province of Aleppo. The demonstration demanded the exit of the armed groups from the city.


  • Yesterday, Syrian Democratic Forces arrested Abdul-Hamid Tammo in al Derbasiya city in the province of Al-Hasaka. Abdul-Hamid Tammo is a member of the Future Movement and of the National Kurdish Council.
Abdul-Hamid Tammo, détenu par les FSD

Abdul-Hamid Tammo, detained by SDF

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