The Lebanese Future movement led by Prime Minister Saad Hariri accused the Assad regime of killing a retired Lebanese soldier who was on a bird-hunting trip and was shot dead at a Syrian military checkpoint in Arsal on the Syrian-Lebanese border on Thursday. According to a statement by the Future Movement, the Assad regime forces also kidnapped two other men in the incident. Wissam Youssef Karnabi, Nayef Mahmoud Raed and…
Human rights activists and more than ten civil society organizations on Sunday called for a halt to the implementation of a decision to remove Syrian refugees camps in Lebanon and for commitment to international agreements on the protection of refugees. The NGOs said in a joint statement said that “the appeal came in response to reports about a decision taken at the top of the hierarchy of political power in…
Lebanon summarily deported at least 16 Syrians, some of them registered refugees, on April 26, 2019 after they arrived at the Beirut airport, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said earlier on Friday. At least 5 of the 16 had registered with the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), and at least 13 expressed their fears of torture or persecution if returned to Syria, the rights watchdog added. “Despite this, the Syrians were…
The United Nations on Thursday said that repeated attacks on civilian infrastructure in the provinces of Idlib and rural Hama have left more than 240,000 people displaced from their homes since the beginning of April. It noted that the attacks have displaced more than 201,000 people in just a little more than the first two weeks of this month. Citing the repeated attacks on civilian infrastructure and the increased level…
Hundreds of civilians have been arrested in Dara’a province and 11 civilians serving on local councils and former fighters have been killed or attacked there since the Assad regime retook the area, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The UN human rights office said that between July 26, 2018, and March 31, at least 380 people were arrested or detained in Dara’a province alone. Spokeswoman Marta Hurtado told a news…
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