#Syria news update for 23/04/2018

Idlib :
Air strikes on the villages of Baddama and Sheikh Sindian in the western countryside and on the towns of Hubut, Madaya, Rakaya, Sajna village and on the outskirts of  ​​alHubyt  in the southern countryside without recording any civilian casualties.

A child was killed after being targeted by Turkish jandarma snipers near the border strip in Jisr al-Shughour countryside while trying to cross into Turkey.

Hama :
Jets and helicopter gunships launched air raids on the town of Latamna and Maarkabe and the outskirts of the village of Al-Qasabiya in the northern countryside. The village of Al-Sarmaniyah in the western countryside and the agricultural land of Kafr Zeita were shelled.


#Syria news update : Homs and Hama Countrysides : Assad losses

The Assad and Russian forces stepped up their air and missile attacks which covered  the northern Homs and Hama villages, which included the Hula area, the town of Ghantu, the villages of Salim, Amriya, Dulak, Izz al-Din, Khirfan, Eidun, Majdal and areas in  Homs countryside area, and also on Brigheith, Quneitraat, Hamarat, Nizaza and Harbnefsa in Hama Countryside.

Those attacks took place along side attempts by regime militias to progress on Salim axis, Hamarat an Qantara that the rebels thwarted, destroying two vehicles and one vehicle loaded with a Shilka, killing and injuring several in Assad militias ranks (15 latest figures and 5 prisoners). They also killed five members of the Assad forces in an ambush at the checkpoint of Qubbat alKurdi, and targeted the strongholds of the Assad forces at Zara plant and alMsharfe battalion and at alKaziya checkpoint on Salamiya road with mortars and Katyusha rockets inflicting direct injuries.
Regime forces based in the town of Halfaya targeted the town of Kafr Zeita in the Northern rif of Hama.



#Syria| Hama Rif|2 regime tanks destroyed

Rebels destroyed 2 regime tanks at alHamarat during their attempt to progress.

#Syria|Forced Displaced from East alQalamon arrived to Qalaat alMadiq

#Syria|FSA in alQalamon confirms that RU offered to stay in exchange to fight Daesh under the regime banner

Sources of the Free Army in the eastern Qalamon, confirmed to Baladi Network, the news that RU has effectively offered the FSA  to stay in eastern Qalamon with all their arms in exchange to fight Daesh under the regime banner.

A video circulated showing a Russian officer offering the FSA to stay in alQalamon with all their arms, in return to fight Daesh in the Syrian Badia under the auspices of the regime and with the support of Russia, but the FSA rejected the offers and rather leaver than fight under the Assad regime banner.

(Video uploaded on YallaSouriya)

Director of the Information Office of the Martyr Ahmad alAbdu Forces , Fares Al-Munajjid, told Baladi Network: “The offer is genuine. Our sources confirmed that one of the Russian generals asked Assad for an amnesty for the FSA. The Russians provided guarantees for FSA to stay in the eastern regions of Qalamoun to fight under the banner of the regime against Daesh only, and there a limited number of weak souls who accepted the proposal and will fight under the banner of the regime.”

Said Saif, an activist from alQalamon, said that this concerns only those who signed the reconciliation agreements with the regime and Russia. They will be be asked to fight Daesh and if they refuse, they will be arrested in the future, as it did happened in the other areas that have signed reconciliation agreement with the regime.

The eastern Qalamon signed a settlement with the regime and Russia few days ago, and more than 3000 people will be deported mostly fighters towards the city of Jarablus in the north of Syria.