The World Syriac Association (WCA) issued a statement condemning the physical assault on director of Syriac school curriculum in the town of Qamishli by militias of the Democratic Union Party (PYD). The Association called on the countries supporting the militias to stop their support as "the PYD’s terrorist attacks are targeting civilians.” On Saturday, PYD militants violently beat Issa Rashid in front of his home in Al-Quwatli Street for refusing…
As many as 2,832 Syrian civilians, including 861 children and 617 women, were killed in airstrikes by the international anti-ISIS coalition forces in the period between 23 September 2014 and 23 September 2018, a monitoring group said. It noted that these attacks violated international humanitarian law as they caused heavy civilian casualties. In a report issued on Sunday marking the fourth anniversary of the start of military operations against the…
The Assad regime forces detained four women in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta on charges of communicating by phone with their relatives who were forcibly displaced to northern Syria. Local activists said that members of Assad’s security branches deployed in eastern Ghouta had detained four women in the town of Arbeen on Sunday. The arrests have brought to six the number of women who were detained in eastern Ghouta…
Militia of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) executed a civilian in Raqqa province hours after his arrest, activists said, adding that the militia assaulted women and carried out arrests in the province on Friday. Local media network Baladi News reported that the PYD militia detained civilian Issa al-Haj Abdullah during a raid in the village of Al-Khalidiya in rural Raqqa on Friday. The network added that the arrest followed a…
The Assad regime forces launched a new campaign of arrests against former regime opponents who agreed to enter into the so-called settlement deals that the Assad regime imposed on residents of Rural Damascus and Dara’a province. Local activists said that the fresh wave of arrests targeted women. They warned of possible summary executions against the detainees as was the case with former military doctor Mu'taz Hteitani who was executed by…
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