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A total of 23,502 women have been killed in Syria since the start of the revolution in March 2011, a rights group said on Wednesday. Nearly 91 percent of the victims were killed at the hands of regime forces, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said. In a report published on the occasion of the International Women's Day, the SNHR said that at least 763 women were killed by…
Militias of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) continue to engage in repressive practices against political dissidents and activists in northern Syria. PYD militias have detained about 42 members of the Kurdish National Council (KNC) in the areas under their control over the past two days. The Council said that these practices violate to the values ​​of democracy and freedom and are aimed at silencing all dissident voices. Mahmoud Ismail, senior…
Activists said that Assad’s jets conducted at least six airstrikes on the besieged district of Alwaer on Monday, causing dozens of civilian casualties, including children. The airstrikes targeted mainly civilian homes, activists said. Prior to the airstrikes, a committee representing residents of the district met with Russian military officials outside the district to negotiate a settlement. However, the meeting ended with the Russians saying they cannot guarantee the cessation of…
The Syrian Coalition’s General Assembly held its 31st meeting in the Coalition’s headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey, on the weekend February, 4-5. The meeting came amid difficult conditions and challenges facing the Syrian revolution and coincided with renewed efforts by the United Nations to reach a political solution in Syria. The General Assembly discussed the outcome of the 4th round of talks in Geneva which concluded on Friday. Coalition members who…
The opposition’s High Negotiation Committee said that it was first time the HNC delegation to Geneva talks discussed with the UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura in “an acceptable depth” the issues of the future of Syria, political transition, and other issues set out in the Geneva Communiqué of 2012. Head of the HNC’s delegation to Geneva Nasr Hariri said: “We agreed with the UN envoy to Syria Staffan…
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