The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said that two babies have died of illness in the past week in the Rukban IDPs camp on the Syrian border with Jordan. It warned that freezing temperatures and lack of supplies threaten the lives of nearly 45,000 people living in the camp. “Another sad week for children and families in Rukban. Two sick babies under six months old died in Rukban,” said Geert…
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said that Turkey will start an operation against the PYD militia east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria in a "few days." He noted that the operation would not target US forces in the region. "We have completed the necessary preparations while we were issuing warnings with regards to the areas east of the Euphrates," President Erdogan said in a speech at…
A photo showing the large-scale devastation in the neighborhoods of the city of Homs which were destroyed by the Assad regime was selected among the winners of the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest. The photo ‘Road to Ruin’ by German photographer Christian Werner won third place in the places category. It spans a street in the district of Al-Khalidiya in Homs which the Assad regime reduced to rubble. “While on…
Vice-President Fouad Oktay stressed the importance of the Idlib agreement which he said had “averted major humanitarian crisis in northern Syria” and shattered the Assad regime's dreams of launching a military operation against the region. The joint military operations by the Turkish army and the Free Syrian Army have eradicated the ISIS extremist group and ousted the PYD militias as well as restored stability to the area and civilians, Oktay…
Syrian human rights activist Anwar al-Bunni on Monday was presented with the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law to honor his bravery in defending human rights and his activism against the Assad regime’s crimes. Speaking at the award ceremony in Berlin, which was held on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, German Minister of State Niels Annen praised al-Bunni’s…
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