The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Friday called for a complete and immediate ceasefire throughout Syria in line with UN Resolution 2254 to enable comprehensive efforts to confront the coronavirus. In a statement, Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, said that the Secretary-General calls on the parties to the Syrian conflict to uphold his appeal, which was launched on Monday, for the need for a ceasefire in all…
  US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus called for the release of tens of thousands of arbitrarily detained people in the prisons of the Assad regime to in order to mitigate the disastrous spread of the coronavirus pandemic. In a press release issued on Wednesday, Ortagus warned that “if the Assad regime maintains its current campaign against the Syrian people, it risks exacerbating the spread of the COVID-19 virus to…
  The Assad regime forces reportedly retaliated against civilians who chose to remain behind in areas retaken in Idlib province, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. Images provided to the watchdog group show that regime forces may have shot at civilians and despoiled their bodies in towns where the Assad regime retook control in Idlib and Aleppo provinces. HRW said it had obtained images that appeared to show members of…
The United States, Great Britain, France and Germany, all major NATO member states, on Sunday issued a joint statement marking the ninth anniversary of the Syrian revolution, calling on the Assad regime and its backers to stop their atrocities in Syria. The statement said that “nine years ago today, 10s of thousands of Syrians peacefully took to the streets calling for respect for human rights and the end of government…
A group of human rights organizations called on the international community to address the "horrific" humanitarian situation in Idlib province in northwestern Syria, warning of the threats to the lives of civilians should fighting in the province is resumed. In a joint statement issued on Friday, the groups said that Idlib is at a serious risk of a major humanitarian crisis if military operations by Russia and the Assad regime…
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