Wednesday, 07 August 2019 19:46

US Slaps New Sanctions on Hezbollah's Oficials

The US Treasury on Tuesday slapped new sanctions on figures supporting the Hezbollah militias as part of a crackdown on the group that still supports the Assad regime’s war crimes against Syrian civilians. The Treasury has added Lebanese businessman Fadi Hussein Serhan to a list of sanctioned foreign nationals for providing material support to Hezbollah. The US government has accused Serhan of aiding the militant group through his Beirut electronics…
Bombing and shelling by the Assad regime and Russia on the provinces of Idlib and Hama in the past three months have forced more than 450,000 people to flee their homes for the Turkish borders, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced on Wednesday, adding that the aggression has led left hundreds dead and thousands injured. “The violence has escalated over the past month, leading to more people killed or…
The United Nations will investigate attacks on its humanitarian facilities in northwest Syria, the international body's secretary general said, only days after two-thirds of the UN Security Council (UNSC) called for an inquiry. The investigation will cover destruction of, or damage to, facilities on the deconfliction list and UN-supported facilities in the area since September 2018, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said a board…
Kuwait's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mansour Al-Otaibi, strongly condemned airstrikes in Syria’s northwestern Idlib region that deliberately targeted civilians while leaving infrastructure in tatters. Al-Otaibi made the remarks on behalf of his country, alongside Belgium and Germany, during a UN Security Council session dedicated to discuss the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Syria. He strongly urged all parties to take the measures needed to protect innocent civilians and shield…
The Syrian Network for Human Rights issued a new report on the massacres the Assad regime and Russian forces are committing against civilians in the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria, confirming that "war crimes" have been taking place in the region since late April. The Network pointed out that it recorded no fewer than 33 massacres in northern Syria, especially in Idlib, between April 26 and July 27. According to…
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