Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Reopens Idlib Humanitarian Corridor to Ease Civilians’ Relocation in North, North-West
The Arabic-language website of Sputnik reported that the Syrian Army, in coordination with the Russian side, reopened Abu al-Dhohour humanitarian corridor to pave the way for the exit of civilians from terrorist-held regions in Northern and Northwestern Syria.
Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over the past 24 hours.
Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in provinces across Syria.
Turkish soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with their allied militants in Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo as the latter continue plundering assets of the local population, a Kurdish media outlet reported on Tuesday.
The Kurdish-language Hawar news reported that the Turkish army men engaged in heavy infighting with Ankara-backed Suleiman Shah militants in Shih region in Afrin.
It further said that a number of people have been kidnapped by the terrorist groups.
The news website reported that Abdu Atman, a militant commander, has been arrested in the town of Afrin after harsh debates among Firqa al-Hamzah terrorists, affiliated to the Free Army.
Hawar news further said that a number of Firqah al-Hamzah gunmen were killed and wounded after a bomb went off in their vehicle in al-Bastoulah region in Northern Afrin.
In the meantime, Baas news website reported that the Ankara-backed militants are still looting civilians’ assets and agricultural products in Afrin region.
It added that the terrorist groups have set up a number of checkpoints in different districts in Afrin, blackmailing people in the name of collecting tax.
The website further said that products of a sum of 700 olive trees have been looted by the terrorists in the village of Za’arah in Bolbol region.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and ISIL have been in secret talks on the latter’s withdrawal from Deir Ezzur to Iraq’s desert, a militant-affiliated website reported on Tuesday.
Orient news reported that the talks are underway between the SDF and the ISIL to conclude an agreement similar to the one on Raqqa to relocate the terrorists from Deir Ezzur to Iraq’s desert.
It further said that the US-led coalition air force, according to the talks, will provide a cover for the terrorists to move to Iraqi territories 60km from the border with Syria.
Almost 100 SDF gunmen were killed in clashes with the ISIL on Monday and the US-led coalition forces retreated from their positions in al-Tunk oilfield in Eastern Deir Ezzur on the same day.
The US-led coalition has long been suspected of colluding with the ISIL terrorist group in Eastern Syria for quite a few years now. Experts believe the US needs to keep a contained group of ISIL terrorists operating in the region in a bid to justify its buildup in Eastern Syria.