The intensified rocket and artillery shelling by regime forces on the Qaboun district in Damascus has put the only remaining hospital in the rebel-held district out of services, medical sources said. Khaled Abu Walid, a member of the information office in Alhayat hospital, said that regime forces directly targeted the hospital with the “elephant rockets,” a short-range DIY weapon. He pointed out that two civilians were killed and others wounded…
A rights group called for taking urgent action to hold the Assad regime accountable after reports by the UN and international human rights groups confirmed the regime was involved in the use of chemical weapons in different areas across Syria. In a report released on Monday, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) called for a preliminary prosecution of the users of chemical weapons in mandated regional tribunals. “The Security…
The Assad regime and Russian forces have intensified aerial and artillery bombardment on Dara’a province for the 4th consecutive day. The bombardment is targeting mainly residential areas and vital civilian facilities. The bombardment has left dozens of civilian casualties and put several hospitals in the province out of service. The escalating assault on Dara’a came despite Russia’s pledge to stop airstrikes on the areas covered by the ceasefire agreement at…
The Ministry of Health in the Syrian interim government condemned the targeting of hospitals and health facilities by the Assad regime and Russian forces as well as their repeated violations of the cease-fire agreement. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Ministry said that Russian jets have bombed several field hospitals in Dara'a province in the past few days, putting them out of service. The statement stressed that the airstrikes…
The local council in Dara'a declared the FSA-held parts of the city a disaster area as the Russian jets continue to relentlessly bomb the city. The intense airstrikes have killed seven people and knocked out six field hospitals in the past few days. At least seven people from one family were killed in Russian airstrikes that targeted the areas close to the Jordanian border where hundreds of families fled from…
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