The Free Syrian Army said that the offensive it has recently launched in northern and northwestern rural Hama is not directed at the town of Maharda. The FSA and rebel groups have made sweeping gains against regime forces over the past few days, capturing many towns and villages from regime forces and the Iranian-backed militias. The FSA-affiliated Jaish Al-Ezza, one of the main rebel groups participating in the offensive in…
The health directorate of the Syrian interim government in Hama province said that the main hospital in the town of Latamina in northern rural Hama was put out of service after it was hit with chlorine-filled barrel bombs on Sunday. Five members of the medical staff suffered asphyxiation and had to be rushed to a hospital near the Bab Alhawa border crossing with Turkey. Activists in the area said that…
The directorate of education in the province of Idlib on Friday extended the suspension of schools in several areas of the province for an additional two days for fears over the safety of students as airstrikes by the Assad regime and Russian forces continue. In a statement published on its Facebook page, the directorate said that the decision to extend the suspension of schools came after consultations with the directors…
Rebel and FSA fighters continue their rapid advances in northern rural Hama, capturing new areas from Assad regime forces and approaching the city of Hama, with only three kilometers separating them from the city. An FSA commander on Thursday said that they captured the villages of Shaizar and Sheilout about 15 kilometers to the northwest of Hama as well as the villages of Kawkab and Iskandariya about 15 kilometers to…
The death toll from airstrikes by the international anti-ISIS coalition on the town of Mansoura west of Raqqa has risen to over 180, activists said. Warplanes of the international coalition at dawn on Tuesday bombed a school housing hundreds of internally displaced people. The majority of the people who sought shelter in the school fled their homes in eastern rural Aleppo and eastern rural Homs as regime forces and their…
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