Participants in a conference that was held in the French capital Paris on Friday called for holding accountable those involved in the use of chemical weapons around the world, especially in Syria. They criticized Russia for using its veto power on the UN Security Council several times to block attempts to hold the Assad regime accountable for dozens of chemical attacks against civilians. France was on Friday hosting leading diplomats…
Attacks on healthcare facilities in Syria have continued at an unprecedented rate in 2018, the United Nations said, adding that these attacks have resulted in 89 deaths and 135 injuries. The announcement came as the Assad regime continued to launch airstrikes on Idlib and Hama provinces. Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary‑General, told news conference on Wednesday that “a reported attack on the central hospital in Idlib Governorate this…
Great Britain has accused the Assad regime of covering its chemical weapons program despite repeated international warnings as France has threatened to launch new military attacks against the Assad regime if it uses these internationally banned weapons once again. Hours before a UN Security Council closed monthly session to discuss the use of chemical weapons in Syria, Deputy Permanent Representative of Great Britain to the United Nations Jonathan Allen said…
A UN official has accused the Assad regime of not allowing the delivery of aid to the civilians in the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees and in eastern Ghouta in the Damascus suburbs. “We are asking for access, now, to Yarmouk, we are asking for a convoy to Yarmouk, but we’re prevented from going there, it was actually the place that we were even not approved on our list. We…
The Assad regime’s air force has violently raided many areas across Syria in the past 24 hours, including the areas which are covered by the ‘de-escalation zones’ agreement. The Syrian Coalition said that this escalating bombing campaign is a “continuation of the war crimes and comes as part of the bloody military solution the Assad regime is pursing." Local news networks quoted activists as saying that heavy aerial bombardment targeted…
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