The United States will take every action it can to prevent an Iranian tanker from delivering oil to Syria in contravention of US sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned. "We have made clear that anyone who touches it, anyone who supports it, anyone who allows a ship to dock is at risk of receiving sanctions from the United States," Pompeo told reporters on Wednesday. "If that ship again heads…
The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu issued a strong warning to the Assad regime a day after an airstrike targeted a Turkish military convoy while on its way to an observation post in Idlib province, which is covered by the ‘de-escalation zone’ agreement. “The regime needs to not play with fire. We will do whatever it takes to secure our troops,” Cavusoglu told a press conference in the capital Ankara…
Several humanitarian organizations, most notably the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), have warned of the consequences of the lack of treatment for malnourished Syrian children. UNICEF said that without appropriate care, children with severe acute malnourishment are nine times at risk of mortality than their well-nourished counter-parts. In its mid-year report on food security for children in Syria, the UN children’s agency said that around 92,000 children under the age…
The French Foreign Ministry on Friday condemned the latest air attacks against IDP camps in northwestern Syria which killed and wounded dozens of civilians, including children and women. It called for an immediate halt to the Assad regime and its allies’ military operations in the region. “France calls for an immediate halt to hostilities in Idlib province and recalls the particular responsibility incumbent on the Syrian regime's allies in implementing…
In a statement on Thursday 15 August 2019, the Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, Mark Cutts, condemned the series of airstrikes in the countryside of Idlib and Hama by which two humanitarian rescue workers were killed. Rescue and humanitarian staffs endanger themselves everyday to help the besieged civilians in Idlib and Hama, Cutts said. He stressed that the number of casualties increases daily as a result of…
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