The Syrian Civil Defense Corps confirmed that the Russian forces are behind the deadly attack that targeted the town of Ma'aret al-Nu'man in rural Idlib on Monday when Russian jets bombed a marketplace in the center of the town. The airstrike killed 31 people, including five children, and injured about 50 others. The Civil Defense issued a statement explaining that “the Russian forces sought to increase the death toll by…
A Palestinian-Syrian from the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus was killed under torture in the prisons of the Assad regime three months after his arrest. According to the Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria, the victim was detained in 2015 though he ‘settled his legal status’ before leaving Yarmouk camp. Activists reported that the family of the victim withheld all information about the victim for fear of reprisal by…
The Assad regime and Russian forces continue to commit violations against journalists and media activists across Syria as part of the ongoing bombing campaign against towns and villages in the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria. The bombardment is killing children and women as well as causing massive destruction to medical facilities. Photographer Anas Diab who works with the Syrian Civil Defense Corps, also known as the White Helmets, was killed…
An upsurge in aerial bombardment by the Assad regime and Russian air forces on the town of Jisr al-Shughour in rural Idlib has caused a mass exodus of civilians towards the border with Turkey in the past 48 hours. According to local activists, the intensified aerial bombardment has killed and injured dozens of the town’s residents and caused massive destruction to property, noting that at least 35,000 civilians have fled…
The Assad regime came at the top of the list of those responsible for the death of journalists in 2019, with the Russian forces coming second on the list, according a report by the Syrian Center for Journalistic Freedoms of the Association of Syrian Journalists. The report, which was issued Saturday, tracked the violations against media workers in Syria in the first half of 2019. The report listed 46 violations…
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