Activists in Raqqa province said that the militias of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are committing various violations against residents of the towns and villages the militias have captured from the ISIS extremist group. A recently leaked video showed SDF militants torturing two young men from Raqqa city. The Defense and Self-Protection Body, an affiliate of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), has admitted the video is authentic. Sarmad Jilani,…
The Assad regime forces continue to attack medical personnel across Syria, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said. At least 33 medical workers have so far been killed in attacks by regime forces in the second half of 2017, the SNHR said. In a report published on Thursday, the SNHR said that it has documented the death of 69 medical personnel and rescue workers in the first half of…
The Syrian Free Army groups operating in southern Syria on Wednesday launched an offensive to force the so-called Khalid Army, an offshoot of the ISIS extremist group, out of the southern provinces of Dara’a and Qauneitra. Local activists said that the offensive is aimed at capturing the town of Adwan 24 kilometers to the north of Dara’a, the Ashtara hill, the Anti-Armor Platoon, and other nearby villages from the militants…
The Assad regime has launched a large-scale military operation against the FSA groups and residents of eastern Qalamoun in Rural Damascus with the support of the Russian forces. The regime’s offensive is a repeat of the scenario that took place in many liberated areas which ended with the mass forced displacement of the local population to bring about demographic change in these areas. Activists in eastern Qalamoun said that the…
The Assad regime and its supporters continue to commit massacres against Syrian civilians despite signing on the ceasefire and the “de-escalation zones” agreements sponsored by international parties, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said. According to a report issued on Tuesday, the monitoring group said that the Assad regime and Russian forces carried out 92 of the 188 massacres recorded in the first half of 2017. The report listed…
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