Lebanese leader and head of the Progressive Socialist Party, Walid Jumblatt, hinted at the responsibility of the Assad regime for the bloody attack and bombings that the ISIS extremist group carried out in the province of Swaida on Wednesday. He said that the attack followed rejection of the province’s top religious leaders, known as the Karama Sheikhs’ of attempts by the regime to recruit people of the province to fight…
The US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Wednesday against five groups and eight individuals linked to the Assad regime’s chemical weapons program, the department said in a statement. The targeted groups and people were key to a network that procured electronics for the Syrian agency that develops the weapons, it said. “Syria’s horrific use of chemical weapons, including attacks against innocent women and children, remains deeply embedded in our minds,”…
Turkey and Germany have lodged a formal complaint with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the UN Security Council over the grave implications of the Assad regime's issuance of Law No. 10. The two countries submitted the complaint on behalf of more than 40 UN member states, including European and Arab states as well as the United States, Australia and Japan. The complaint came in identical letters by Turkey’s Permanent Representative…
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) expressed its deep concern over the safety of around 70 journalists in Dara’a and Quneitra provinces who are now caught between the border and advancing Assad forces. It warned that those journalists are at risk of being subjected to particularly severe reprisals as they have covered the uprising and worked on documenting Assad regime’s violations of human rights since the revolution began in 2011. In a…
The onslaught being launched by the Assad regime and the Iranian terrorist militias with Russian air support in Dara’a province has resulted in the death and injury of hundreds of civilians, including women and children. The assault has caused the worst waves of displacement since 2011. The Syrian-American Medical Society (SAMS) on Sunday said that over 500 civilians have been injured since the onslaught began in mid-June. The assault has…
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