A record number of 652 children were killed in Syria last year, the UN children's agency UNICEF said ahead of the sixth anniversary of the revolution in Syria. More than a third of these children were killed in or near a school. The figure of 652 is up by 20 percent from 2015, UNICEF said. More than 850 children were also recruited to fight - more than double the number…
Activists in Damascus reported dozens of cases of severe poisoning and excessive allergic reactions among children under six as a result of the consumption of medicines that were not valid for use. The medications were distributed by the health institutions of the Assad regime to residents in the areas under its control in the capital Damascus to ease the desperate shortages of basic medications. Reports circulated recently on social media…
The Kurdish National Council said that militias of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) have detained 62 members from the Kurdish National Council (KNC) in northern Syria over the past week and taken them to an unknown destination. Khalid Ali, Director of the KNC Office in Arbil in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, told reporters that the PYD militias set fire to many offices of parties affiliated with the KNC in northern Syria.…
Dara’a province bore the brunt of the Assad regime’s barrel bomb attacks in February, with regime forces hitting the rebel held areas in the province with over 500 barrel bombs, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR). In a report released on Tuesday, the SNHR said the attacks on Dara’a province left over 14 people killed, including five children and four women. A hospital and a mosque were…
Female volunteers working with the Syrian civil defense received the 2017 World Hope Award in London, UK, during a Women International Day celebration on Tuesday. Director of the Civil Defense Raed Saleh said that the rescue group includes over 200 female volunteers operating in most Syrian provinces, adding that the group is seeking to increase the number of female volunteers. A film documenting the struggle of the Syrian civil defense,…
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