The Assad regime’s security forces and militias are conducting raids and house arrests in several districts of Homs city, local activists said, adding that dozens of civilians were detained, including women. Members of the Assad regime's intelligence services also sealed shops and detained their owners and the customers who were inside. An accountant who works in a shop was also detained along with his wife and daughter. Assad’s militiamen also…
The Directorate of Museums in the Free Idlib Provincial Council said that they are seeking to recover ancient artifacts that were smuggled out of the province as well as to protect existing ones. Anas Zeidan, Director of Idlib Museum, said that the Assad regime militias loot antiquities from the historical sites in the areas under their control to sell them on the black markets. “Just as they destroyed the infrastructure…
Syrian activists accused the Assad regime and Iranian militias of being behind the fire that engulfed 15 shops in the old Hal market in Al-Thawra Street in central Damascus on Tuesday. Three people were killed and 10 others were injured in the fire that engulfed their house located close to the market. Activists said that the fire is the second to break out in the same souk in less than…
The local council in the province of Deir Ezzor warned of the dire consequences of the entry of Iranian militias to the province as this risks fueling sectarian tensions and extremism. The council said that Iran seeks to control a corridor of land extending from Tehran to Beirut. In a statement, the council said that "the majority of the residents of Deir Ezzor are Sunni Arabs," warning that allowing the…
At least seven people were killed in artillery shelling by regime forces on rural Idlib and rural Damascus on Monday, while two children were killed in an explosion of a landmine that was planted by ISIS in rural Aleppo. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), a total of nine civilians were killed in different parts across Syria on Monday. The Network said that four civilians, including a…
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