The United Nations on Thursday said it “deeply concerned” for the safety and protection of up to 15,000 people, many of them women and children, still trapped inside Raqqa city. The city has been subjected to relentless airstrikes by the international anti-SISI coalition and artillery shelling by militias of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). “The humanitarian situation inside the city remains dire, with a majority of the remaining population…
The Assad regime forces detained about 25 civilians near the town of Aqiribat in eastern rural Hama, including women and children, as they were trying to flee to the areas under the control of the Free Syrian Army. The civilians were stopped while they were travelling on the road linking the towns of Sabboura and Alsie’n, said Fahd Mousa, head of the board of the Syrian Organization for the Release…
Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said that Bashar al-Assad is behind the killing of 500,000 people in Syria, criticizing the latest remarks made by UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura on Syria. Al-Thani said that part of the international community is now focusing only on fighting the ISIS extremist group and is no longer talking about the Assad regime. Speaking in an interview with the Swiss…
Airstrikes by the international anti-ISIS coalition on Raqqa city killed at least 12 civilians and injured 12 others on Tuesday, local activists said. Mohammed al-Khader, director of Sawt & Soura media campaign, told Smart News Network that "the death toll is likely to rise as many victims are still buried under the rubble of the building that was targeted by the international coalition jets in the Badou district in Raqqa…
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea slammed Hezbollah's militias and attempts by some Lebanese political forces to normalize relations with the Assad regime. Any solution in Syria would not succeed unless the communiques of the Geneva I and II conferences are implemented, said Geagea during the Lebanese Forces’ annual rally in commemoration of the “Martyrs of the Lebanese Resistance.” He said that the Assad regime is as bad as the ISIS…
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