Today marks the 34th anniversary of the Tadmur Prison Massacre, in which hundreds of political prisoners from the Muslim Brotherhood were executed by the Assad regime on this day in 1980. Two battalions of the Defense Brigades – headed by Rifaat al-Assad- stormed Tadmur prison and cold-bloodedly executed the detainees in their cells. The victims were buried in mass graves in the Eweda Valley twelve kilometers north-east of Tadmur. The…
The interim Ministry of Health said that the Directorate of Health in Damascus and its countryside received 90 typhoid cases within 72 hours only due to eating rotting food and drinking contaminated water as a result of the crippling blockade imposed by the Assad regime on residents in southern of Damascus and its countryside. The Ministry also said that necessary tests were conducted on patients who were give them the…
Thursday, 26 June 2014 17:20

Fighting both Assad and the Jihadis

Patrick Cockburn is an experienced observer of the Middle East, so it is disappointing that his article of 23 June oversimplifies a complex situation. When he writes, for example, about the “revolt of the Sunni in Syria” he represents the uprising in Syria as entirely religious or sectarian in nature. This is untrue. Members of all religions joined in the protests against Assad’s government, and all religions are represented today…
Ahmad Tomeh, Interim Prime Minister, said that “the UN Security Council resolutions have so far failed to protect the Syrian people” during a meeting with the Australian ambassador to Turkey. The Australian official stressed that his country will continue to provide humanitarian support to the Syrian people through international organizations and in coordination with the Syrian interim government. Tomeh called for adopting “abiding UN resolutions that serve the interests of…
The Syrian interim government participated in a conference entitled “Ending the Immunity of War Criminals in Syria” held by the "No Peace without Justice" organization in Geneva. Interim Prime Minister Ahmed Tomeh highlighted Assad’s crimes and mechanisms for accountability of war criminals in Syria." Tomeh also explained the role of the Syrian interim government in "enhancing the rule of the law and in laying the foundations for the transitional justice…
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