The European Parliament (EP) Thursday passed a resolution strongly condemning "the gruesome, systematic and widespread human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law" committed by the Al-Assad regime in Syria and ISIL militants.The EP called on the Assad regime to immediately and unconditionally release and drop all charges against activist Mazen Darwish and all those detained, convicted and sentenced for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression and…
Monday, 08 June 2015 17:11

De Mistura: Assad Must Go

Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations’ Special Envoy to Syria, who recently called Bashar al-Assad a “part of the solution,” now says the dictator must go and should be militarily pressured to do so by the U.S.—a move, de Mistura conceded, that would require Washington to sidestep the U.N. Security Council.De Mistura made these comments last Friday at a private meeting with Syrian American organizations in Geneva, according to two…
Julian Brazier, British Under-Secretary of State for Defense Personnel, Welfare and Veterans, said that the Assad regime must stop using chemical weapons that it continues to use against Syrians. He stresses that the Assad regime still has chemical weapons although in 2013 it agreed to get rid of its stockpiles of chemical weapons. Last year, UN teams announced they completed the destruction of Syria’s declared chemical weapons cache. Human Rights…
The United Nations called on the Assad regime to stop the use of barrel bombs in its continuing four-year war on the Syrian people, attributing the high number of civilian casualties to the use of these barrel bombs.Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, said that "all evidence suggests that the indiscriminate use of barrel bombs has caused the majority of civilian casualties in Syria, quoting the UN special…
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 18:10

US Condemns Aleppo Barrel Bombing

On Monday, the US denounced the Syrian government for deadly barrel bomb attacks against civilians in Aleppo during the weekend. “We strongly condemn the regime’s latest deplorable use of barrel bombs in and around Aleppo,” said State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf."We strongly condemn the (Syrian) regime's latest deplorable use of barrel bombs in and around Aleppo in which at least 70 civilians were killed," State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf told…
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