The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that as of mid-February, the Assad regime forces have committed at least 50 massacres with purely sectarian nature since the beginning of the revolution in March 2011. The Network said that these massacres amounted to "sectarian cleansing." The monitoring group pointed out that the massacres claimed the lives of no fewer than 3,028 people, including 531 children and 472 women. It noted…
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Wednesday said that chlorine gas "was likely used as a chemical weapon" in an attack in the town of Saraqib in the northern Idlib province in February. In a statement, the watchdog said that its investigators had "determined that chlorine was released from cylinders" in the Ali Talil neighborhood of Saraqib in the northern province of Idlib on February 4.…
The local council in the town of Qala’at Al-Madiq in rural Hama on Tuesday appealed to humanitarian and relief organizations to urgently provide aid to civilians who have been recently forcibly displaced from different parts of Syria. Recent months have seen large-scale mass forced displacement of civilians by the Assad regime, Russia and Iran, especially from the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta, Rural Damascus, and northern rural Homs and the…
Dozens of residents of the village of al-Jarniya west of al-Raqqa took to the streets to protest against the repressive practices of the militias of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in the areas under their control. The PYD militias launched a large-scale arrest campaign against young men for forcible recruitment in the town of Manbaj in rural Aleppo on Tuesday. According to Smart News Network, about 50 people gathered in…
More than 100,000 people who have been forcibly displaced from southern and central Syria have arrived in Syria’s north in recent weeks, aid workers said. The latest transfers of civilians are part of a string of mass forced displacement operations being carried out by the Assad regime and its allies to bring about a large-scale demographic change in the country. The Syrian Coalition earlier said that the mass forced displacement…
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