A total of 211 journalists and citizen journalists have been killed in Syria since the start of the revolution in 2011, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Thursday. RSF urged “all parties to the conflict to protect the journalists who cover it on the ground.” The group pointed out that Syria has for years been the world’s deadliest country for journalists and citizen journalists, “who are caught between the Assad…
The U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, called for ending the “carnage” in Syria, saying that the “Syrian people are suffering some of the worst forms of cruelty imaginable.” In a statement marking the sixth anniversary of the Syrian revolution on Wednesday, Haley said that it is “shameful that this conflict has lasted this long and continues with no end in sight.” “The United States renews its…
Peace in Syria “is a moral and political imperative both for the Syrian people and for the world,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday. He urged the parties to the conflict to fully back a fragile ceasefire and ensure aid access, as well as to support UN-facilitated talks set to pick up again late this month. “For six years now, the Syrian people have been victims of one…
Children have suffered the most during the past six-years in Syria, and among them the most vulnerable are those separated from their families, a senior Unicef official told Reuters on Wednesday. In addition to the large number of direct casualties from the war, many more children have died or suffered from indirect consequences of the crisis including a collapse in healthcare. "For unaccompanied and separated children, the situation is even…
Criminal investigators say they have built a case documenting the widespread torture and murder of Syrian detainees by the Assad regime, relying on official photos and meticulous documents. More than 700,000 pages from Syrian intelligence and security archives have been smuggled out by the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA), an independent group of legal experts, through a secret network. "The documentation is, in the main, generated by the…
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