Shop owners in the town of Manbij in rural Aleppo went on a strike to protest the death of two youngsters under torture at the hands of the militia of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) last Thursday. Anadolu Agency said the closure of the shops in the main public market in Manbij came in answer to calls by activists on social media denouncing the actions of the PYD militias, the…
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that around 50,000 Syrian refugees living in 850 informal settlements in Lebanon were affected by the snowstorm and flash flooding that swept across Lebanon over the last week. UNHCR External Relations Associate Hiba Fares said that the UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency – and NGO partners have sent teams out to assess the damage and distribute emergency relief items including…
The Civil Council in the town of Al-Raie opened the first advanced ambulance station linking hospitals and medical centers in the areas under the control of the Syrian Free Army and the Turkish forces in northern and eastern rural Aleppo. Alaa’ Hamad, Communications Officer and Spokesperson for the Council, on Sunday told Smart News Agency that the new ambulance station will link all hospitals operating in the region, starting from…
The Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) said that it documented gross violations against Palestinian-Syrians in Syria, noting that it has recorded the deaths of 35 female Palestinian-Syrians under torture in prisons of the Assad regime since 2011. In a report published on its website on Friday, the AGPS’s Monitoring and Documentation Team said that a total of 565 Palestinian-Syrians have been killed under torture in the prisons…
A girl was killed and her mother was injured in aerial bombardment by the Assad regime forces on the town of Latamina in northern rural Hama on Friday. The incident marked yet further escalation by the Assad regime as the attack involved the use of a weaponized drone that dropped a bomb on a residential area in the town. Local activists said that the 14-year-old girl died of wounds she…
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