Hundreds of Iranian protesters on Sunday called on the Iranian regime to leave Syria and to focus instead on its internal affairs. Among the slogans chanted were: ‘Leave Syria to its own and think about us’, ‘increased living expenses are the price of participating in the elections,’ ‘death to this deceitful government.’ Media reports said that workers at Iran’s Ahwaz steel factory began their protests from in front of the…
The United Nations said that it continued to receive “disturbing reports” of airstrikes targeting the civilian population in the province of Deir Ezzor. “Our humanitarian colleagues continue to receive disturbing reports of airstrikes harming the civilian population in Syria’s Deir Ezzour Governorate,” UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reports on Friday. “Yesterday, airstrikes reportedly hit a field hospital in the area, killing and injuring scores of civilians, including women, children and…
UN war crimes investigators called on the Assad regime on Wednesday to tell families what happened to their relatives who disappeared and provide the medical records and remains of those who died or were executed in custody. “Pro-government forces and primarily the Syrian state should reveal publicly the fates of those detained, disappeared and/or missing without delay,” the International Commission of Inquiry on Syria said in a report released before…
Lebanese Minister of State for Refugee Affairs Mouin Merehbi said that violations by the Assad regime have slowed the return of Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. Merehbi on Tuesday told The Associated Press that 20 refugees have been killed since refugee started returning from Lebanon in June. “What we are sure about is nearly 20 (got killed) and there are three cases that I personally documented and I spoke with…
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday said that 3,381 children had been killed and 3,348 others maimed in Syria over the past five years. The second report of the UN Secretary General on children and armed conflict in Syria documented grave violations committed against boys and girls between 16 November 2013 and the end of June 2018. Guterres said he was “dismayed by the scale, severity and recurrence of…
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