Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea accused Hezbollah of harming the Lebanese army through insisting on coordination between the Lebanese and Syrian armies and Hezbollah in the ongoing battles to dislodge militants of the ISIS extremist group from the Lebanese territory. Geagea condemned “using the issue of the kidnapped soldiers as a tool to pressure the Lebanese government into holding official talks with Syria.” He added: “There’s no coordination at all…
Six and a half years of conflict have robbed millions of Syrian children of their childhood and inflicted untold suffering on them, a senior United Nations official said on Friday, urging parties to the conflict to stop the violence and live up to their legal obligations to children. “The impact of war on children across Syria continues to be staggering. Ongoing and heavy fighting has displaced thousands of families from…
Jan Egeland, the UN humanitarian adviser on Syria, urged the international community to do whatever is needed to allow citizens to flee from Raqqa, saying that right now, there is "no worse place on earth" than the parts of the city that are still being held by the ISIS extremist group. Briefing journalists in Geneva on Thursday, Egeland said: “On Raqqa, our urging today from the UN side to the…
Amnesty International criticized the US-led campaign for artillery and air strikes on areas in Raqqa containing civilians, saying that the attacks a had killed hundreds of civilians while those remaining face greater risk as the fight intensifies in its final stages.In a report released on Thursday, the rights group asked for an end to attacks that risk being indiscriminate and disproportionate.According to the report, the Russia-backed Assad regime forces had…
A confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions violations has revealed that two North Korean shipments to an Assad regime agency responsible for the country's chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months. The report by a panel of independent UN experts, which was submitted to the UN Security Council earlier this month and seen by Reuters on Monday, gave no details on when or where the…
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