Schools in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta continue to be closed down because of the continued bombing campaign by the Assad regime and Russia’s air forces on the rebel-held area. Directorate of Education in eastern Ghouta announced it was suspending schools for fear of the relentless bombardment. The Assad regime and Russian airstrikes in November hit five schools in the towns of Kafar Batna, Harasta, Saqba, Hammouriya, and Jisreen,…
Syrians in the liberated areas rallied on Friday to condemn US President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and transfer the US Embassy to the occupied city. A Syrian painter painted mural of Jerusalem on one of the houses in the town of Binnish in rural Idlib to express solidarity with Jerusalem and the Palestinian people as well as to express rejection of Trump’s plans. Syrian artist Aziz…
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said it had recorded no fewer than 33 massacres committed across Syria in November. The massacres claimed the lives of 410 people, half of them children and women. In a report released on Thursday, Assad forces and their allied foreign militias committed 16 massacres, while Russian forces committed 13 ones. One massacre was committed by the international anti-ISIS coalition forces and three by…
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it had recorded 569 cases of arbitrary detention in Syria in November. It said that the Assad regime detained 422 people, including 28 children and 61 women. In its monthly report the monitoring group issued on Wednesday, SNHR said that the detainees included 138 people who were detained in Rural Damascus alone. The report indicated that the militia of the Democratic…
Head of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) Jawad Abu Hatab highlighted SIG’s role in the restoration of state institutions and the provision of services to civilians at a meeting with a delegation from the French Foreign Ministry and the French embassy in Turkey in SIG’s office in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Wednesday. Abu Hatab presented the French delegation with a detailed overview of the activities being carried out…
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