Civic groups and activists in the town of Douma in Rural Damascus held a sit-in to condemn the 4-year siege imposed by regime forces on eastern Ghoutra and to show solidarity with its residents. Towns and villages in eastern Ghouta are subjected to constant bombardment by regime forces and the Iranian-backed militias. The sit-in was part of a media campaign, called “With Ghouta", aimed at highlighting the suffering of the…
Groups of the Free Syrian Army have made further advances inside the town of Albab northeast of Aleppo, capturing new positions from the ISIS extremist as part of the Turkish-backed Operation Shield of the Euphrates offensive. The FSA fighters, supported by Turkish special forces, artillery and warplanes, advanced into Albab from the west on Wednesday after launching a three-pronged attack late Tuesday night. As dawn was breaking on Wednesday, FSA…
The local council in Dara'a called upon all aid organizations working in Syria to take urgent action to relieve civilians fleeing the city because of the intensified fighting between regime forces and the FSA fighters and due to the regime's bombardment on the FSA-held parts of the city. Activists said that tens of thousands of civilians on Sunday had to flee their homes in Dara'a towards eastern and western rural…
Experts from the Syrian interim government and the European Union have held technical workshops to discuss stepping up support for service projects and revamping state institutions in the liberated areas. Representatives of the Syrian interim government, the Syrian Coalition, the European Union, local councils, the Kurdish National Council, and civil society organizations as well as Syrian experts participated in the workshop which was held in the Turkish city of Gaziantep.…
Regime forces and the so-called National Defense Forces have continued with the military escalation on the besieged Alwaer district in Homs for the third consecutive day, killing and injuring dozens of civilians in a blatant violation of the ceasefire agreement. Activists in Alwaer district said that seven airstrikes by regime forces hit the district on Friday, killing six people and injuring dozens more. The pro-regime National Defense Forces shelled the…
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