Syria’s dictator Bashar Al-Assad personally ordered the development and production of nerve gas in order to use it against his own people in early 2009, two years before the country’s civil war erupted, the French investigative website Mediapart has revealed. Scientists involved in the country’s chemical weapons program told the French news site that the Assad regime ordered the equipping of seven military bases with storage facilities for chemicals needed…
The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has urged Algeria and Morocco to allow safe passage to 41 Syrian refugees stranded “in dire circumstances” along the border between the two countries. The Syrian refugees have been stranded at the closed border for nearly 23 days. In a press release issued on Tuesday, the UNHCR said that it was “deeply concerned about rapidly deteriorating conditions for this group of vulnerable Syrian refugees.”…
The United Nations said that the displacement operations being carried out by the regime forces in a number of areas across Syria amount to war crimes as they are being enforced on the residents of these areas. The “de-escalation zones” agreement has so far failed to stop attacks on civilians, the UN said. Access to humanitarian and medical assistance continues to be systematically denied, particularly by the Assad regime forces…
The Assad regime “continues to imprison tens of thousands of its people. It subjects them to such violence and inhumane conditions – including torture and sexual violence – that those who manage to survive suffer devastating and lasting damage,” United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said Tuesday. Haley, who was speaking prior to a closed meeting of the UN Security Council on the Humanitarian situation in Syria, told…
The European Union on Monday extended its sanctions against the Assad regime in at least until June 1, 2018 due to ongoing killing of civilians. The bloc said in a written statement that ''this decision is in line with the EU strategy on Syria, which states that the EU will maintain its restrictive measures against the Syrian regime and its supporters as long as the repression of civilians continues.'' The…
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