Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, said that the escalation of fighting in Idlib have left around half a million civilians with no choice but to flee. Speaking on Syria at a UN Human Rights Council session on Tuesday, Pinheiro said that many of the IDPs are “compelled to live under completely inadequate conditions, forced to sleep in the open,…
The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said that the Assad regime forces backed by Russian warplanes may have committed war crimes in a report issued on Wednesday. According to the report which was presented at the UN General Assembly meeting, the Assad regime and Russian forces targeted medical facilities, schools, markets and farmland in an ongoing deadly campaign in northwestern Syria, resulting in civilian casualties. The report indicated that…
Syria will poison the region for years to come if Assad survives in power, the Economist said in an editorial published on Thursday under the title ‘Assad’s hollow victory.’ The article highlighted the “legacy of Assad’s ruthlessness,” citing his release of hundreds of jihadists from prison in 2011 with the hope they would taint the once-peaceful uprising which involved the various segments of the Syrian society. “Now the regime is…
As many as 3,989 Palestinian-Syrians have been killed across Syria since the outbreak of the Syrian revolution in March 2011, the Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria said. In a new report, the London-based monitoring group said that 1,017 Palestinian-Syrians were killed in 2013, making it the bloodiest year of the conflict. It added that 778 others were killed in 2012, the second bloodiest year. According to the Group,…
The Iranian military is building a new military base in Syria and has plans to house thousands of troops at the location, Fox News reported on Tuesday, citing multiple Western intelligence sources. The classified Iranian project, called the Imam Ali compound, was approved by top leadership in Tehran and is being completed by the Iranian al-Quds Forces. Using a civilian satellite company, Fox News verified the information and obtained images…
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