A leaked document submitted to Major General Ali Mamlouk, head of the National Security Office of the Assad regime, and signed by Colonel Haider Haider, head of the security committee in the town of Nubbul in Aleppo province, contains information about coordination between the Assad regime and extremist armed groups, especially Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS). The document, published by Al Sharq al-Awsat on April 4, 2014, confirms…
Mariam Al Sharif (Um Ismael), a female fighter in the FSA, was killed during clashes with regime forces north of Hama on April 3, 2014. Um Ismael lost two brothers who were killed fighting regime forces. Muhannad al-Mohammad, Sham News' reporter, said that Um Ismael used to fight with the rebels on the frontlines, and that she would make them food, bread and encourage them and raised their morale. She…
The Ministry of Local Administration in the Syrian interim government delivered food parcels worth $10,000 USD to displaced families in the Turkish city of Urfa. Havaron Sharif, member of the Syrian Coalition, visited the displaced Syrian families in Urfa, who fled their homes following ISIS's takeover of vast areas of Raqqa province. Aleppo Local Council said it had delivered an electricity generator to the neighborhood of Hulluk to run the…
Abdul Rahman Haj, the educational advisor to the Syrian interim government, said that "there are about five million Syrian students aged between six and 15 years are not receiving appropriate education. He also pointed out that this number includes 3.2 to 3.5 million children who are not receiving an education at all, while the rest get education in very difficult circumstances. "20% of those receiving education attend field schools in…
Academics and intellectuals established the Center for Management and Development in Douma, Damascus. The center aims to develop and raise the level of competence and skill in the society to improve its future political and cultural performance. Mohamed Khair Na'al, director of the center, said that the society needs to get out of the reality of underdevelopment, ignorance and isolation which dominated throughout the reign of the Assad regime. The…
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