The United States reiterated its warnings to the Assad regime that it will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons, stressing that those responsible for their use must be held accountable. In a statement issued on Monday to mark the fourth anniversary of the Assad regime’s chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, the United States said that “Assad has not relented his reign of terror and has…
A Syrian activist on Sunday arrived in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam coming from the German capital of Berlin to deliver letters to Amnesty International watchdog organization about the plight of Syrian detainees as well as the continued bombardment on the provinces of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor. Activist Moro Al-Ali told Smart News Network that the purpose of his seven-day bike ride is to hand over two letters to Amnesty…
The United Nations announced that the first round of a vaccination campaign following a polio outbreak in eastern Syria has been completed. The UNICEF on Friday said it had teamed up with the World Health Organization and local partners to vaccinate 355,000 children under 5 years of age in the provinces of Deir Ezzor and Raqqa. “Our priority now is to achieve the highest possible polio immunization coverage to stop…
Warplanes of the international coalition on Friday committed a massacre against civilians, killing at least 30 civilians in Raqqa, according to the Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently media campaign. The group said international coalition jets bombed civilian homes near Muawiya Ibn Abu Sufyan School in the Al-Mala’ab Al-Aswad area in northwestern Raqqa. The victims included 10 members of the Sayer family, most of them women and children. The monitoring group…
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said that the Assad regime is using water as a weapon against the Syrian people. Andreas Knapp, Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene with UNICEF Syria, said that certain areas in Syria have been deprived of clean water because of the destruction of water pipes and pumps. The Austrian national said that UNICEF recorded at least 30 deliberate water cuts in 2016. Speaking from…
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