Experts from the Syrian interim government and the European Union have held technical workshops to discuss stepping up support for service projects and revamping state institutions in the liberated areas. Representatives of the Syrian interim government, the Syrian Coalition, the European Union, local councils, the Kurdish National Council, and civil society organizations as well as Syrian experts participated in the workshop which was held in the Turkish city of Gaziantep.…
Regime forces and the so-called National Defense Forces have continued with the military escalation on the besieged Alwaer district in Homs for the third consecutive day, killing and injuring dozens of civilians in a blatant violation of the ceasefire agreement. Activists in Alwaer district said that seven airstrikes by regime forces hit the district on Friday, killing six people and injuring dozens more. The pro-regime National Defense Forces shelled the…
Syria’s civil defense held its third annual conference with attendance of a number of Syrian Coalition members, representatives of the Friends of the Syrian people, and local humanitarian groups. The conference began with an offer of a tribute to the fallen rescue workers that was followed by a presentation of the most important achievements of the civil defense during 2016. At least 162 rescue workers have so far lost their…
FSA fighters resumed a major offensive inside the ISIS-held town of Albab northeast of Aleppo on Thursday, a day after they broke through ISIS defenses in its remaining stronghold in Aleppo province. A commander of a leading FSA group fighting ISIS said they were moving forward from territory near the western gates of the town they had stormed on Wednesday. The FSA fighters supported by Turkish special forces, artillery and…
The civil defense in the district of Alwaer in Homs on Wednesday appealed to the international community and human rights organizations to "put pressure on the Assad regime to stop the deliberate and systematic targeting of its centers in the besieged district." A civil defense center in Alwaer was put out of service after being hit with explosive cylinders on Wednesday. The attack left a rescue worker injured and destroyed…
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