Activists in the town of Addar Alkabira in northern rural Homs held a sit-in to demonstrate solidarity with detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime on Friday. They stressed that the issue of detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime should not be subjected to negotiations. Activist Ahmed Abbara told Smart News Network that the sit-in aimed to send a message to the international community and human rights…
Aerial bombardment by the international coalition forces on Thursday killed and wounded dozens of civilians in the town of Jerthi in the province of Deir Ezzor, activists said. Bassim Aziz, communications officer of Deir Ezzor Military Council, told Smart News Network that aircraft of the international coalition bombed the town during clashes against the ISIS extremist group. The airstrikes claimed that lives of 11 civilians and injured ten others who…
A total of 2,371 civilians, including 562 children, were killed in the battles to capture the province of Raqqa in northern Syria from ISIS, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said on Thursday. The battles also led to the displacement of nearly half a million others. In a report the rights group published under the title “Ridding Raqqa of ISIS Costed Extraordinarily Too Much in Lives and Resources,” SNHR said…
The World Health Organization (WHO) and Handicap International (HI) said that an estimated 1.5 million people in Syria are living with permanent disabilities, including 86,000 people whose injuries have led to amputations. A report published Monday by the two organizations said that an estimated 30,000 people are injured in Syria every month and more than six years into the conflict, an estimated 1.5 million people have been injured. The Syrian…
The local council in Deir Ezzor province announced it was suspending its work in protest against the failure of humanitarian organizations to take action to relieve the suffering of displaced people of the province. In a statement issued to the people of Deir Ezzor province on Monday, the council said that it would suspend its work for the upcoming 20 days unless the needs of the displaced people from the…
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