General John Allen, the US special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter ISIS, said that the United States has been watching Russia’s military buildup in Syria closely over the last several days to see what it might mean. “Bashar al-Assad is singularly responsible for the death of tens of thousands of his people. Much of the instability in the region is a direct result of the actions of…
UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said that “deteriorating conditions in Syria and neighboring countries are driving thousands of Syrians to risk everything on perilous journeys to Europe.”“As the crisis digs deeper into its fifth year with no sign of a political solution in sight, despair is on the rise and hope is in short supply. Inside Syria, the last few months have been brutal. Fighting has intensified in almost all governorates,”…
The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has admitted that the UN security council is failing Syria because of big power divisions which have prevented action to end a conflict that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and driven the biggest refugee exodus in a generation.The UN secretary general said that Russia and China should “look beyond national interest” and stop blocking security council action on the conflict in Syria…
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that without the Russian and Iranian support, the Assad regime would fall within twenty-four hours in an interview with CNN TV channel.“They are giving him (Assad) arms support, financial support, allowing this administration to continue, and they are trying to get rid of the opposition there,” President Erdogan added.“Is not Daesh (ISIS) in cooperation with the regime right now? ISIS’s biggest support right now…
The British government released a statement on Friday condemning “in the strongest possible terms all human rights violations that are taking place in Syria on a daily basis.”“The UN Commission of Inquiry has released its latest report into human rights violations in Syria, after hundreds of hours of detailed investigations. Once again the Inquiry has found evidence of appalling human rights abuses and violations taking place in Syria, particularly those…
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