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Turkish occupation kill 5 civilians in the towns of Tel Rifaat and Afrin

On April 8th, the Turkish occupation forces and their mercenaries launched dozens of rocket and artillery shells on residential areas in the vicinity of Tel Rifaat and Afrin and killed five civilians and wounded six others.

Local sources said that the Turkish occupation forces and its terrorist mercenaries fired about 200 rocket and artillery shells at the homes of the people in the vicinity of the Tel Rifaat and Afrin areas.

The sources said that the attacks resulted in the death of five civilians, the injury of 6 others, including two children, and material damage to people's property, infrastructure and public facilities.

 O. al-Mohammad

Amnesty International confirms Turkish regime’s violation of human rights

Amnesty International has confirmed that the Turkish regime violates freedoms and human rights by marginalizing the judiciary and legal procedures, and continuing to pursue and punish opponents of its policies.

Turkish Zaman newspaper quoted the organization as saying in a report on the human rights situation in Turkey: "Ankara has continued to punish acts that are protected by international human rights law and ignored the judiciary, fair trial guarantees and legal procedures."

In its report,  Amnesty International  referred to the Turkish regime's repressive practices, including the prosecution and punishment of opponents of its policies and  members of the judiciary and lawyers, in addition to imposing restrictions on municipalities opposed to the President of the Turkish regime, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and restricting the activities of local governments to suppress opposition.

Amnesty International also drew attention to a new law approved by the Turkish parliament last July, with the aim of undermining the powers and independence of Lawyers Unions,  continuing arrests under the pretext of association with terrorist organizations and arbitrary prosecuting members of parties opposed to Erdogan.

The Turkish regime continues its policies of suppressing freedoms not only through arbitrary arrests, but through imposing  random decisions- the most recent of which is the imposition of new restrictions that prohibit advertisements on social media sites in which its opponents found a place to express their views after the Erdogan regime tightened its grip on the media.

Inas Abdulkareem

The Israeli occupation forces arrest three Palestinians in the West Bank

On April 8th, the Israeli occupation forces arrested three Palestinians in separate areas of the West Bank.

WAFA News Agency reported that the Israel occupation forces raided the town of Beit Furik, east of Nablus, the Dheisheh camp, south of Bethlehem, and the town of Abu Dis, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, and arrested three Palestinians.

On April 7th, the Israeli occupation forces arrested 21 Palestinians in separate areas in the West Bank.

O. al-Mohammad

Russian expert: Any external aggression against Syria supports terrorists

Russian expert specializing in Middle East affairs, Yuri Zenin, emphasized that any external aggression against Syria, the independent and sovereign state, is support for terrorist organizations located on its territory.

He pointed out that these attacks, including the Israeli ones, help terrorists to continue their crimes against the Syrian people and hinder efforts to overcome the effects of the crisis and start the reconstruction process.

Inas Abdulkareem

War on terrorism in Syria continues, Russian Senior Officer says

Head of the Russian National Guard, Viktor Zolotov, confirmed that the war on terrorism in Syria continues.

"Our participation in fighting terrorism in the Syrian Arab Republic continues and it is not a secret matter," Zolotov said in an interview with the Russian news agency TASS, indicating that the Russian forces are working to ensure the safety of humanitarian missions and facilitate efforts to clear mines.

On September 30, 2015,  Russian Air Force launched a military operation at the request of the Syrian state to support the efforts of the Syrian Arab Army in its battle against terrorism. That military operation resulted in the destruction of thousands of targets of terrorist organizations, including various equipment and weapons, facilities for producing missiles, vehicles, cars and tanks transporting stolen Syrian oil to within Turkish territory.

In the context of talking about combating terrorism, Zolotov noted that the level of the terrorist threat in the Russian North Caucasus has decreased significantly in recent years. Small extremist cells still exist in this region, but the Russian security and law enforcement agencies are intercepting and thwarting them in a timely manner.

In this regard, Zolotov pointed to the killing of a terrorist involved in the attack on Domodedovo Airport in Moscow in 2011.

On the other hand, Zolotov emphasized that the officers of the Russian National Guard act within the framework of the law during unauthorized gatherings, indicating that “the way in which law enforcement personnel operate in Russia in such circumstances is completely different from other countries as we are keen to maintain public order and ensure security and the safety of our citizens ”.

Inas Abdulkareem