UNICEF Representative Visits Hassakeh

The Governor of Hassakeh said that the practices of the "U.S. and Turkish occupation" reflect negatively and directly on the lives of the people, according to al-Watan.

Hassakeh Governor, Louay Sayouh, said that the practices of the U.S. and Turkish occupation reflect negatively and directly on the daily lives of the people of the governorate. They are weakening and hampering the efforts of vital sectors, especially the water sector. 

This came during a meeting with a UNICEF delegation headed by the representative of the organization in Syria, Bo Viktor Nylund. The two sides discussed ways to increase the support provided to the governorate, especially in the service sectors of health, education, and water, according to the SANA news agency. 

The Syrian state will spare no effort to settle the situation of those in the camps. It will do its utmost to reach out to their countries to return them within the usual borders, and per applicable legal methods, Sayouh said. 

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For his part, Nylund stressed UNICEF’s commitment to providing essential services, including water, health, environment, education, nutrition, and child protection. He noted that it is fully aware of Syria’s circumstances from economic crisis, electricity shortages, fuel scarcity, and their negative impacts on citizens. 

The organization will work in cooperation and coordination with the Syrian government. He stressed that there is concern about children’s future and that they will be prioritized during the next phase. 

During the meeting, the demands focused on continued support to secure part of the citizens’ water needs by distributing them through tanks, increasing the quantity and number of installed tanks, and providing the Water Authority with suitable desalination plants. 

The escalation of targeting against SDF in Deir-ez-Zor countryside and the killing of three of its gunmen 

In other news, the targeting of the separatist SDF militias escalated in the eastern countryside of Deir-ez-Zor. On Tuesday, three of its gunmen were killed in separate attacks by unknown persons on SDF sites. This comes at a time when the town of Sabha witnessed violent clashes between its gunmen and unknown persons, resulting in several militias’ injury. 

Local sources said that two SDF gunmen were killed and four others injured in attacks by unknown assailants on military checkpoints of militias in the town of Thiban in the eastern countryside of Deir-ez-Zor. A third member was killed in the town of Jardhi following an attack by unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle. 

ISIS claimed responsibility for targeting a checkpoint of the so-called Asayish forces of SDF in the town of Sabha, in a statement published by its online news agency Amaq, according to the North Press agency of SDF.


This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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