Tuesday, 18 August 2015 16:51

UN and EU Condemn Douma Massacre

The United Nations special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, condemned the regime’s airstrikes on a crowded marketplace in Douma on Sunday when approximately 120 civilians were killed. He said the regime forces’ bombing of Douma was "devastating" and "unacceptable.""Hitting crowded civilian markets, killing almost one hundred of its own citizens by a government is unacceptable in any circumstances," Mistura said in a statement."Attacks on civilian areas with aerial indiscriminate…
Ali Qaradaghi, Secretary General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, denounces the massacres committed by Bashar al-Assad and his fascist regime against the Syrian people for more than four years, particularly the unspeakable massacres in Douma, Idlib, Zabadani and Dara’a.Qaradaghi calls upon all the world’s governments and international organizations to urgently provide aid to the Syrian people and alleviate their plight, deploring the international community’s failure support the Syrian…
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power sharply condemned the Syrian regime's ongoing indiscriminate attacks on civilians, including barrel bombings."The Assad regime has apparently grown reliant on the repugnant use of barrel bombs as an instrument of terror against innocent Syrian civilians," Power said in a written statement.“Earlier this week, the regime also reportedly bombed a vegetable market in Idlib, killing and maiming scores of people, including women and…
The Assad regime is committing war crimes against besieged residents of Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus, with heavy aerial bombardment compounding the misery created by a regime blockade, Amnesty International said Wednesday. In a new report titled “Left to Die Under Siege,” the rights group said some 163,000 people in the region were engaged in an "agonizing struggle to survive." Eastern Ghouta has been under government siege for nearly two years,…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 17:45

US Rejects Turkey’s Safe Zone for Syria

The Turkish prime minister has told the BBC that Turkey will push again for a no-fly zone over northern Syria to protect civilians fleeing both the Islamic State and Syrian government forces.Ahmet Davutoglu said he would work with the US to establish a "safe area" for people displaced by Syria's conflict.Turkish efforts to establish a safe zone in northern Syria are still met with US rejection. Asked about reports of…
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