The Free Syrian Army groups in southern Syria on Tuesday announced the start of an offensive against the so-called Jaish Khalid bin al-Walid, extremist group affiliated with ISIS. The offensive aims to oust the ISIS-linked group from western rural Dara’a. Local activists said that the FSA groups began the offensive with a barrage of rocket and artillery shells on the positions of Jaish Khalid bin al-Walid, achieving direct hits. The…
The Assad regime's air force on Friday bombed positions of the Free Syrian Army groups battling the ISIS extremist group in Jabal Dakwa hills in the eastern Qalamoun area northeast of Damascus, a commander in the Ussud Alsharqiya FSA group said. Activists published a video showing Assad’s jets striking FSA positions in Jabal Dakwa hills in the early morning hours of Friday. Clashes have continued to rage between the FSA…
The Assad regime forces have carried out at least nine chemical weapons attacks since the beginning of 2017, a rights group said. The attacks have taken place in the provinces of Idlib, Hama, Rural Damascus, and Damascus. In a report released on Wednesday, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that the attacks killed 77 civilians, including 25 children, 16 women, and one rebel fighter and injured at least…
Fighter jets, believed to be Russian, bombed the main hospital, the National Hospital, in the town of Maaret Alnouman in rural Idlib on Sunday, putting the hospital out of service and injuring at least ten people. Three strikes targeted the hospital in the town on Sunday evening, destroying the building, a Syrian Civil Defense official has said. “At around 7:30 pm last night suspected Russian warplanes targeted the hospital, causing…
A total of 1,134 civilians were killed in Syria in the month of March despite the ceasefire which has been in place since December 29, 2016, a rights group said. In a report issued on Sunday, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that regime forces, their allied Iranian-backed militias and their Russian ally were responsible for the overwhelming majority of the killings. According to the report, regime forces…
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