The United States and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) condemned the Assad regime and its allies’ attacks against civilians in Idlib and the targeting of medical centers and vital civilian centers. US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in addition to those who died 40 people have been injured in the attacks that hit a school, a maternity hospital and a home. "The…
The Russian Air Force has repeatedly bombed hospitals in northwestern Syria as part of the bombing campaign it launched in support of the Assad regime, according to an investigation by The New York Times. An analysis of previously unpublished Russian Air Force radio recordings, plane-spotter logs and witness accounts allowed The New York Times to trace bombings of four hospitals in just 12 hours in May and tie Russian pilots…
The United States on Monday demanded the release of nearly 128,000 people who have been arbitrarily detained by the Assad regime. "This practice is unacceptable," US Ambassador Kelly Craft told the UN Security Council at its monthly meeting on the conflict in Syria. "The Assad regime must release detainees and provide international monitors access to detention centers," she said. Head of the Syrian Negotiations Commission, Nasr al-Hariri, told a press…
The foreign ministers of seven Western and Arab states said that they “deeply regret that the Security Council has failed once again to unite in calling for the protection of civilians,” stressing that the use of chemical weapons “shall not be tolerated.” The remarks came in a joint statement issued by the Foreign Ministers of Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, and United States at the sidelines of…
The news of the exhumation of the body of a Syrian child from a cemetery in a Lebanese village on the pretext that the cemetery is intended for the Lebanese only provoked outrage on social media and in the Lebanese street. In response to this “racist act,” Syrian refugees were offered a piece of land to be used as cemetery in the town of Assoun in northern Lebanon. Professor Khaled…
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