The US-led coalition against ISIS has admitted responsibility for the death of more than 1,000 civilians in airstrikes that have been targeting ISIS in Iraq and Syria since 2014. In in a statement on Thursday, the US-led coalition said that at least 1,190 civilians have been "unintentionally killed" as a result of coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since 2014. However, the website Airwars, which tracks civilian deaths in war,…
At least 29 children and newborns have died over the past two months in or on their way to the Al-Hol IDP camp in Al-Hasakah province, the World Health Organization said, as the camp struggles to deal with cold winter conditions and an influx of displaced people. Most of the children died of hypothermia, according to a report from WHO, released Thursday. About 23,000 people have arrived at the camp…
The US Treasury Department on Thursday said that it was imposing sanctions on two Iranian militias made up of Afghan and Pakistani refugees, including children, and sent as “cannon fodder” to fight alongside the Assad regime. The Fatemiyoun Division and Zaynabiyoun Brigade prey on the millions of undocumented migrants and refugees in Iran “coercing them to fight in Syria under threat of arrest or deportation,” the designation said. “The brutal…
Alya Ahmed bin Saif al-Thani, the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN, said that the Syrian people continued to bear the disastrous effects of the ongoing Syrian crisis, particularly the difficult situation of the Syrian refugees and displaced persons. Speaking at the official meeting of the UN Security Council on the Situation in the Middle East on Wednesday, al-Thani said that “the humanitarian response is essential.” She noted that…
The Chemical Violations Documentation Center of Syria (CVDCS) launched a campaign calling on the international community to hold the Assad regime accountable for its repeated use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria. In a statement, the Center said it would publish photographs of victims of the chemical weapons attacks for eight days to promote the concepts of victims' rights and remind the world public opinion of the Assad regime’s…
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