The US-led coalition said that more than 1,250 civilians were killed in 34,038 airstrikes against the ISIS extremist group in Iraq and Syria during a more than four-year period. In a statement on Thursday, the international coalition said it had conducted 34,038 strikes between August 2014 and the end of February this year. “At least 1,257 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes since the beginning of Operation Inherent…
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stressed that President Donald Trump's recognition of the sovereignty the Israeli occupation over the Syrian Golan Heights will not be accepted by the UN General Assembly or the Security Council. In a town hall meeting with students that was broadcast on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram on Thursday, President Erdogan said that the UN resolutions asserted the Golan Heights is a Syrian land and that the…
The United States on Tuesday imposed fresh sanctions on a network of companies and people it said were helping to raise billions of dollars to fund the operations of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards. The US Treasury blacklisted 25 people and organizations, including a clutch of front companies that were working on behalf of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and Iran’s defense ministry to raise money for their activities. The…
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has slammed the Trump administration for promising to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. It said that “the decision by the Trump administration to deny the reality of Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights would demonstrate disregard for the protections due to the Syrian population under international humanitarian law.” “President Trump appears poised to drive a wrecking ball through the international law that protects the…
Dozens of Syrian and Lebanese activists on Sunday gathered in the Martyrs' Square in central Beirut, the Lebanese capital, to mark the eighth anniversary of the Syrian revolution. The activists held the flag of the Syrian revolution as well as signs calling for the release of detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime. They also called upon the international community to protect the peoples rising up against the oppression…
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