Airstrikes hit a hospital in northwestern rural Hama last week, killing two people, with evidence chemical weapons were used, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Friday. MSF said a bomb dropped from a helicopter hit the entrance of a hospital supported by the medical aid group in the rebel-held town of Latamnah in Hama province on Saturday. "Information collected by the hospital medical staff suggests that chemical weapons were used,"…
The humanitarian situation of thousands of civilians trapped inside the district of Barza in northeastern Damascus is sharply deteriorating as regime forces continue to impose a tight blockade on the rebel-held district. The media office in the district on Thursday issued a statement saying that regime forces continue to block all roads in and out of the district; a ban that has been in effect for 15 consecutive days. Regime…
A major drug factory in rural Aleppo was put out of action after it was hit by what activists believe to be Russian airstrikes on Thursday. Smart News Network said that two airstrikes directly hit Alhaytham Plant for pharmaceutical industries late on Thursday, destroying parts of the plant and its equipment. Workers had to flee the scene of the attack for fear of further airstrikes. The plant, the biggest of…
More civilians are fleeing their homes in Raqqa city and its countryside as a result of the continued military operations by the International anti-ISIS Coalition to drive the extremist group out of the province. The operations and intense airstrikes by the coalition forces are killing an increasing number of civilians. Local activists said that five civilians were killed in airstrikes by aircraft of the international coalition in the town of…
The Assad regime has killed a total of 253 athletes in Syria since the Syrian revolution erupted in march 2011, a rights group said. In a report published on Wednesday, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that the victims included four children and that dozens of Syrian athletes were killed under torture in the prisons of the Assad regime. The Network pointed out that five more athletes were…
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