Secretary-General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), Sheikh Ali al-Qaradaghi condemned the Assad regime’s brutal onslaught on the province of Dara’a. He said that the onslaught constituted war crimes and crimes against humanity as all types of indiscriminate weapons are being used in attacks against civilians. In a statement, Qaradaghi stressed the necessity of adopting a practical program with guarantees from the international community to find a political…
The United Nations said that the number of people displaced in Dara’a province has tripled over the past two days as the Assad regime and Russian air forces have further intensified the bombing campaign in the rebel-held areas in the province. Mohamed Hawari, spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Jordan, said on Friday that that up to 160,000 people have been displaced in southern Syria.…
A new UN report on Syrian children indicated that 910 children were killed and 361 others injured last year, blaming the Assad regime and its allies for most of the crimes and violations against children in Syria. An annual UN report noted an increase in the number of children affected by the fighting in their countries. The UN said it had documented more than 21,000 violations of children's rights around…
At least 45,000 people have fled their homes in Dara’a province, heading towards the border with Jordan to escape the escalating onslaught by the Assad regime and its allies in the region, the United Nations said on Tuesday. In a press conference held in New York, Deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said that the UN is “deeply concerned” about the safety of an estimated 750,000 people in southern Syria amid an…
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called for an immediate end to the current military escalation in southern Syria. They also called for respect for obligations under international law and international humanitarian law, including the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure. In a statement on Friday, the UN chief said he was “gravely concerned by the recent military escalation, including ground offensives and…
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