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15 Jun 2018 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • The overall security situation remains volatile and unstable with the hot spots in areas of Daraa/Quneitra, and Deir Ezzor Governorates. There is a trend of increasing number of asymmetric attacks in the North-Eastern and North regions, particularly in rural areas of Deir Ez-Zor, Ar-Raqqah and Idlib Governorates.

13 Dec 2017 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on 03 December it had fully captured Deir al-Zor’s eastern countryside from Islamic State with the help of both the U.S.-led coalition and Russia.

  • Miqdad, meeting the National Committee of Syrian expatriates in the Netherlands: Unity of Syrian land and people is an indisputable principle.

30 Nov 2017 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • Daily shelling continued to be reported on several areas in East Ghouta, including Duma, Jobar, Zamalka, Ain Tarma, Saqba, Nashabieh, Beit Sawa, Hazzeh, Mistraba and Beit Naiem.

23 Nov 2017 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • SAA (Syrian Army) liberated Albukamal from ISIS, and villages of Harran and Hardana in rural Hama.

  • Syrian Kurdish leaders voiced support on 15 November for a longer-term role for U.S. forces in Syria once Islamic State is defeated.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Syrian President Bashar Assad, who flew to Russia for a working visit.

17 Mar 2017 description
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Background & Context:

Damasak is the head town of Mobbar LGA, in the North-East Nigerian, state of Borno. It is located near the confluence of the Yobe River and Komadugu Gana River, adjoining the border with Niger 34km from Diffa in Niger and 3km between Damasak and the border with Niger.