The chemical attack on civilians in the town of Douma is a war crime that bears the hallmarks of the Assad regime, but its ally Russia shares potential criminal responsibility for its use, head of Human Rights Watch said on Monday. Kenneth Roth, executive director of the activist group, said countries should consider putting pressure on President Vladimir Putin ahead of Russia hosting the World Cup in June, as Assad…
Arab and Western countries have condemned the chemical attack that was carried out by the Assad regime on the town of Douma in eastern Ghouta claiming the lives of around 100 civilians, with calls for the launch of military strikes against the Assad regime’s military positions. Saudi Arabia has expressed deep concern and condemned the chemical attack on Douma, according to an official source at the Kingdom’s Ministry of Foreign…
Nearly six months ago, the Syrian Coalition sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General and ambassadors of friendly countries to stress the importance of allowing residents of Raqqa to administer the ravaged city by themselves. The letter also stressed the need to preserve the civil registry and real estate records in the city. The United Nations on Thursday issued a report on the current situation in the city. The report…
UN special envoy’s senior adviser Jan Egeland warned of dire situation in Idlib province as more forcibly displaced civilians are arriving from eastern Ghouta. The Syrian Coalition stressed the need to protect civilians and prevent any new humanitarian disaster in the densely populated province. More than half a million men, women and children have been displaced in and around Idlib and around eastern Ghouta in the first three months of…
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child highlighting violations against children in Syria, including most notably summary executions of children by Assad's forces. The rights watchdog group said that it had documented the killings of at least 47 people, mainly women and children, by Assad regime forces in the Adwiyya, Karm al-Zaytoun and Refa`i neighborhoods of Homs on March…
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