The Assad regime forces continued to shell the areas covered by the ‘de-escalation zone’ agreement in northern Syria, targeting several villages and towns with heavy artillery and rockets. The intensified shelling forced residents of many towns and villages to flee. Local activists said that the intensified shelling on rural Idlib killed a civilian and injured many others in the town of Jarjanaz on Thursday. The artillery and rocket shelling also…
The Syrian Interim Government (SIG) condemned the Lebanese army's raiding of the Syrian refugee camps in and around the town of Arsal, saying that the arrests that took place in the camps contravened international humanitarian laws and norms. SIG said in a statement that the Lebanese army "has surrounded dozens of Syrian refugee camps and detained more than 300 refugees, mostly young people." “These acts contravened all humanitarian and international…
The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) issued a new report documenting the Assad regime’s violations against Palestinian-Syrians which have been ongoing since the start of the Syrian revolution in March 2011. The report was issued to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People which falls on November 29 of each year. According to the report, at least 3,903 Palestinian refugees have been killed in Syria…
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that more than 27,000 women have been killed in Syria since the Syrian revolution begun in March 2011, mostly by the Assad regime. In a report issued on Sunday on the occasion of the UN International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, the Network said that it had compiled a list of the names of 27,226 women who have been killed…
The Ministry of Education in the Syrian Interim Government condemned the Assad regime’s shelling of the town of Jarjanaz in rural Idlib while schoolchildren were leaving their school. Many children were killed and injured in the rocket shelling. In a statement on Sunday, the Ministry called on the international organizations, especially the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to assume their responsibilities with regards to these crimes. It called on the…
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