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SYRIAN REFUGEES RETURN FROM LEBANON TO VILLAGES IN WESTERN QALAMOUN

The Hezbollah media wing in Syria has announced the return of approximately 1,000 Syrian refugees from the Al-Nour refugee camp located in Jurod Arsal in Lebanon to their homes in Assal al-Ward village in Western Qalamoun in Syria. Fifty Syrian families returned to Assal al-Ward village on June 10. Lebanese Army has provided security to refugees during their way. According to the plan, 500 Syrian refugee families will return from Lebanon to their home in Syria, and the plan is believed to have been coordinated by Hezbollah. This week, Hassan Nasrallah, Leader of Hezbollah, has threatened ISIS and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the area of Grod Arsal. “Those in Jurod Arsal are a threat to all, including the Syrian refugees camps, because they are like ISIS that were in Mosul” and added:”It’s time to end this threat”. He said adding that the last chance to reach a compromise and said that he hoped to “Take advantage of the opportunity of compromises. Otherwise, we will face the final w…

ERDOGAN COULD FACE ARREST IN SWEDEN AFTER OFFICIALLY BEING ACCUSED OF GENOCIDE

Marking the first time Sweden country has ever lodged a complaint against a head-of-state, this week five members of parliament (MPs) from the Scandinavian country officially accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of genocide. The MPs’ complaint alleges Erdogan has committed war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity against the Kurdish majority in Turkey’s southeast region since a truce between the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and government forces fell apart in 2015. The official complaint was filed in the Swedish International Public Prosecution Offices. If that department decides to move forward with an investigation, warrants could be issued for the arrest of Erdogan and several other Turkish officials, such as Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. MP Carl Schlyter says he likes the idea of Erdogan potentially having limited freedom of movement in his part of the world and hopes neighboring countries will follow suit: “If [Mr Erdogan] is hindered from roaming a…

SECURITY FORCES CARRIED OUT ANTI-ISIS OPERATION IN 29 TURKISH PROVINCES

The Turkish General Directorate of Security issued an official statement saying that security forces have carried out a wide operation against ISIS in 29 Turkish provinces. During the operation, Turkish security forces arrested 233 suspects of being members of terrorist organizations, , including 25 foreigners, according to the statement of the General Directorate of Security of Turkey. Among the places stormed by Turkish Security Forces a school suspected of belonging to ISIS and indoctrinating children and teens under the age of 18. The statement added that 5 suspected members of the ISIS terrorist group were killed after clashes with the Turkish Security Forces in Konya, central Turkey. According to Anadolu Agency, Turkish security forces in the state of Izmir in western Turkey stopped suspects who were planning terrorist operations on the night of July 15, the first anniversary of the failed coup attempt against Erdogan. During the campaign, security forces seized ISIS flags, hun…

FIFTH BATCH OF TURKISH ARMY SERVICEMEN DEPLOYS IN QATAR

The Qatari Defense Ministry announced on July 12  the arrival of the fifth batch of Turkish Army troops to Qatar. “Following the arrival of this reinforcement and its joining the Turkish forces currently in Doha (Tariq Bin Ziyad Mechanic Battalion military camp), It began its training activities in the framework of joint military cooperation between the State of Qatar and the brotherly Republic of Turkey,” the ministry said in its Twitter account. Meanwhile, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Asheq contacted Saudi Defense Minister and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and both sides announced that they had discussed bilateral and military relations. At the same time one of the demands of Saudi Arabia and its allies to Doha is the withdrawal of Turkish forces from Qatar. In a separate development, Turkish Economy Minister Nihad Zibekji announced that Ankara have sent 197 cargo planes, 16 trucks and one vessel to Qatar to meet its daily needs since the outbreak of the crisis last month bet…