FSA groups have driven ISIS out of wide areas in the Syrian Desert following a major offensive that was launched on Saturday, activists said. The ISIS positions that fell to the FSA groups in the area, also known as the Hamad Desert, included Zaza checkpoint, Alsees Mount, Bayar checkpoint, Makhoul checkpoint, Makhoul hill, and Reesha dam. The gains were part of the first phase of the offensive, activists added. The…
The Assad regime’s airstrikes on the headquarters of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in the city of Idlib on February constitute a war crime by intentionally targeting humanitarian relief objects and humanitarian relief personnel, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said in a report released on Monday. Given the building’s longstanding use as a SARC headquarters and the fact that it was identifiable from the air due to…
A total of 488 people have been killed in Syria since the ceasefire agreement was announced in Syria on December 29, a rights group has said. The victims included over 107 children and 56 women. In its 8th report documenting the violations of the ceasefire, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it has documented at least 533 truce violations in the period between December 29 and February…
A record number of 652 children were killed in Syria last year, the UN children's agency UNICEF said ahead of the sixth anniversary of the revolution in Syria. More than a third of these children were killed in or near a school. The figure of 652 is up by 20 percent from 2015, UNICEF said. More than 850 children were also recruited to fight - more than double the number…
Activists in Damascus reported dozens of cases of severe poisoning and excessive allergic reactions among children under six as a result of the consumption of medicines that were not valid for use. The medications were distributed by the health institutions of the Assad regime to residents in the areas under its control in the capital Damascus to ease the desperate shortages of basic medications. Reports circulated recently on social media…
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