Unknown gunmen who once were in the ranks of the Free Syrian Army announced that they attacked a checkpoint manned by Assad’s militiamen in rural Dara’a, killing and wounding a number of regime militants. In a statement claiming responsibility for the attack, the “Popular Resistance" rebel group called on the people of Dara’a province to join their ranks to carry on with the revolution against the Assad regime. The attack…
A former detainee who have been recently released from the notorious Sednaya Prison near Damascus gave a harrowing account of the systematic torture being endured by detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime and which led to the deaths of tens of thousands. He also gave the names of dozens of detainees who he said were are still alive at the time of his release. Muawiya al-Hajji, who was…
Two civilians were killed and many others wounded in violent shelling by the Assad regime forces on the town of Al-Tih in southern rural Idlib on Sunday in yet new violation of the Idlib agreement. The Syrian Civil Defense said that the town came under shelling with high-explosive rockets that targeted civilian homes and a mosque. Activists pointed out that the Assad forces positioned in eastern rural Idlib carried out…
The Assad regime military and security positions in Dara’a province are once again coming under hit-and-run attacks by rebel fighters who attacked the headquarters of the Air Force Intelligence in the town of Da'el with light weapons. In yet another sign of growing dissent against the Assad regime, photographs of Bashar al-Assad were torn in streets and public markets of the town. Spokesman for Ahrar Horan rebel group, Abu Mahmoud…
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that at least 197 civilians were killed in Syria in January, mostly at the hands of the Assad regime and its allies. The Syrian Coalition reiterated calls for holding to account all those responsible for war crimes in Syria. In a report issued on Friday, the monitoring group said that the victims included 57 children and 27 women, adding that 44 civilians…
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