The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets won the 2016 Tipperary International Peace Prize in recognition of the efforts the volunteer group are making to save civilians and help local communities in Syria. The prestigious prize was accepted Wednesday afternoon by Nedal Ezzedine on behalf of the Syrian Civil Defense at an awards ceremony at Ballykisteen Hotel outside Tipperary Town, Ireland. The Tipperary Peace prize ranks as…
A total of 772 civilians were killed in Syria in August, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said, adding that the victims included 285 civilians who were killed by the international anti-ISIS coalition forces, 229 by the Assad regime, and 11 others by the Russian forces. In a report released on Monday, the monitoring group said that the victims who were killed by the international anti-ISIS coalition included 97…
Head of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG), Jawad Abu Hatab, reiterated his government's position that Bashar al-Assad should not be given any role in the future of Syria. At a press conference in the town of Azaz in rural Aleppo, Abu Hatab said that SIG has had presence in all the liberated areas since it was formed in 2013. With regards to SIG’s position on the fate of Bashar al-Assad,…
The intensifying aerial bombardment by the Assad regime and its allies on the town of Aqiribat and surrounding villages in eastern rural Hama has caused an exodus of civilians from the area. More than 600 families fled the area towards Sinjar sub-district northeast of the town of Ma'arat al-Nu'man in rual Idlib, the local council in Aqiribat said. Wasel Ahmad, head of the local council in the villages of Sheikh…
The General Medical Commission in southern rural Damascus warned of a "humanitarian disaster" threatening the lives of over 200,000 besieged civilians should they do not receive medical support for the only remaining hospital in the area. "The donors have stopped providing support for Shahid al-Mihrab Hospital, which will leave residents of the besieged towns of Babila, Beit Saham, and Yalda without access to medical services,” Muhammed Abu Al-Youser, the Commission’s…
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