The European Union stuck to its line that it did not believe Syria was safe for refugees to go back as the Assad regime forces and their allied Iranian militias continued to commit gross violations of human rights. Officials in Brussels were responding to a Russian push to have Syrian refugees return to the war-torn country and the international community to spend money on rebuilding it. The bloc’s foreign ministers…
The Syrian Lawyers Association warned of preparations by the Assad regime and Russia for the launch a major military offensive against the liberated areas and the use of chemical weapons against civilians. In a memorandum addressed to the international community, the Association stressed that the Russian and Assad regime recent warnings of an imminent ‘false flag’ operation by the Syrian opposition in Idlib province must not go unnoticed. It said…
Director of the Syrian Civil Defense Corps Raed Al-Saleh said that Russia must stop lying about the situation in Syria, stressing that jets of the Assad regime and Russia were targeting civilians as well as healthcare facilities and other vital civilian centers. "If Putin really wants to push for a solution in Syria, Russian warplanes must stop bombing hospitals, schools, the White Helmets and public markets," Saleh said in an…
The State of Qatar and the Principality of Liechtenstein delivered a joint letter to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres about the Assad regime’s recent issuance of thousands of death notices for detainees who died under torture in its prisons. The letter condemned the Assad regime's systematic violations, torture and execution of detainees. The letter was signed by Qatar and Liechtenstein on behalf of 41 countries, including the United States, the…
A new survey has ranked Damascus as the least livable city in the world for the second year running with observers attributing the reason to the rampant sectarian militias and the ongoing crimes against civilians, especially daily detention of civilians. Activists said that the results of the survey, which was conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), were in tune with human rights groups’ reports accusing the Assad regime and…
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