Assad regime forces have launched a ground attack on FSA-held areas in eastern rural Suweida, taking advantage of the FSA’s commitment to drive militants of the ISIS extremist group from the area. Local activist said that regime forces tried to advance on the areas controlled by the Ossoud Alsharqiya FSA group in eastern rural Swaida as fighters of the group are currently engaged in fierce battles with ISIS in Abu…
Director of Syria’s Civil Defense Corps Raed Saleh has been named one of Time magazine’s top 100 most influential people for 2017. "We are proud to be among the most influential people in the world thanks to the collective work of more than 3,300 volunteers who work in the most difficult and dangerous conditions and sacrifice their lives to save people from all backgrounds,” Saleh said. He added that the…
The United Nations child rights body on Thursday called for investigations into all attacks on children in Syria and for bringing the perpetrators to justice. “Children are bearing the brunt of horrific attacks in Syria,” said Benyam Dawit Mezmur, Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. “I urge all relevant actors to investigate these abhorrent acts and bring their perpetrators to justice, including by providing full…
Rebel and FSA fighters have made further gains inside the Manshiyya district in Dara’a city, capturing strategic positions from regime forces after launching an attack on regime positions in the early morning hours of Thursday. The district of Manshiyya is one of the most important districts of Daraa Albalad as regime forces used it as a launch pad for ground attacks on the liberated parts of the city. It also…
As the war in Syria grinds on without end in sight, more than 12 million Syrians are now forcibly displaced from their homes, a rights group said. In a report released on Tuesday, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that thousands of residents of Alwaer neighborhood in Homs have recently joined over 12 million Syrians who were forced out of their homes since the conflict began in March…
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