The Yarmouk camp in southern Damascus “lies today in ruins” following years of crippling siege and the onslaught the Assad regime launched to recapture the district in April. “Yarmouk was once the thriving home of 160,000 Palestinians. Today it lies in ruins, with hardly a house untouched by the conflict, with hardly a single building that has not been destroyed or damaged, including the public health system,” said Chris Gunness,…
Doctors without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said that the Assad regime is to blame for the deteriorating health conditions in various parts of Damascus countryside as the regime continues to deny the medical charity access to the areas under its control. In a statement issued on Wednesday, MSF called on the Assad regime to reverse its seven-year ban on the medical charity, issuing an urgent appeal for access…
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticized Hezbollah for operating as the most heavily armed militia and a political party in Lebanon and urged the militant group to halt military activities inside and outside the country, including in Syria. In a report to the UN Security Council on Monday, Guterres said Hezbollah's military activity violated a 2004 Security Council resolution ordering all Lebanese militias to disarm. He added that Hezbollah's engagement…
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on Monday said that the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in Damascus lies today in ruins, with hardly a single building that has not been destroyed or damaged. The fighting has been particularly intense in the last month or more, the agency said. It added that almost all the Palestinian refugees who were there have now fled. Meanwhile, the Action…
The United States called on Iran to withdraw all its terrorist militias from Syria and stop its support for the Hezbollah and al-Qaeda militias, threating the Iranian regime with the ‘toughest sanctions in history’ should it not change course. In his first major policy speech since taking over as the US top diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday slammed the Iranian regime as he vowed the US will…
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