To mark the International Day of the Disappeared, Amnesty International has launched an art exhibition in Beirut entitled “Tens of Thousands”, which aims to raise awareness of the disappeared and missing people in Syria and give a voice to their families. The exhibition brought to light some of the most tragic stories since the start of the conflict in Syria in which hundreds of thousands of people have been forcibly…
In Raqqa civilians eat grass and no one picks up bodies strewn in the streets of the embattled city, said the Times newspaper in a report by its correspondent in Beirut, Richard Spencer on Tuesday. “The battle for Raqqa has become the most gruesome of this long summer’s series of urban sieges,” said the report. It added that “those who escape Raqqa are confined to desert camps, with borders shut,…
International backers of negotiations to end the conflict in Syria should ensure that any transitional process includes a robust independent body to investigate thousands of “disappeared,” Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday. The calls by the watchdog group came on the occasion of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances which the United Nations designated on August 30 to raise awareness about enforced disappearances around the world.…
Children escaping the city of Raqqa in northeastern Syria are in urgent need for psychological support to help them deal with the trauma that was caused by years of living under ISIS rule culminating in a ferocious bombing campaign on the city, Save the Children said on Monday. “It’s crucial that the children who’ve made it out alive are provided with psychological support to help them deal with the trauma…
The Hezbollah militia has evolved into a virtual arm of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, providing the connective tissue for the growing network of the Iranian-backed militias in the region, said the New York Times in an article published on Sunday. According to the New York Times, Hezbollah “has rapidly expanded its realm of operations. It has sent legions of fighters to Syria” to prop up the Assad regime in…
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