Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said the formation of a safe zone inside Syria, free from the Islamic State group, would help the return of 1.7 million refugees."The clearance of those regions and the creation of a safe zone there will lay the ground for 1.7 citizens here to return home," Erdogan told reporters at an airport in Ankara.Swathes of northern Syria cleared of ISIS militants will become…
Swathes of northern Syria cleared of ISIS militants will become a “safe zone”, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Saturday, after Turkish warplanes pounded militant positions in a series of strikes.“When areas in northern Syria are cleared of the (ISIL) threat, the safe zones will be formed naturally,” Mevlut Cavusoglu told a news conference.“We have always defended safe zones and no-fly zones in Syria. People who have been displaced can be…
War Crimes Museum hosted a photo exhibit inside the US Capitol building on Wednesday evening to showcase photographs documenting the crimes committed by the Assad regime against Syrian detainees. The exhibit is being held in conjunction with another exhibit organized in the European Union headquarters in Brussels.The photo exhibit hosted by the US Congress show 50 photos smuggled out of Syria by Caesar, codename of a defected military photographer. Republican…
A yearlong analysis by the FBI has concluded that the torture photographs of Syrian political prisoners are authentic, providing powerful new evidence to support charges of the Assad regime’s extensive human rights violations.The photographs, smuggled out of Syria by a defector two years ago, show no evidence of being manipulated and “appear to depict real people and events,” the FBI concluded in a report compiled at the request of the…
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri slammed Hezbollah's intervention in the war in Syria, on Sunday, accusing it of using the Palestinian cause to fuel Iran's expansionist ambitions.Hariri reiterated his opposition to Hezbollah’s involvement in the Syrian war during a speech Sunday night, warning of its consequences on Lebanon. “Going to war in Syria will not protect Lebanon,” he said. "When you play with fire, expect that you will get burned."Responding…
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