The fighting in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta has reportedly driven all civilians out of the towns of Mesraba, Hammouriyah and Madyara, which had a combined population of 50,000 in December, a UN official said on Thursday. The civilians fled to the town of Douma, eastern Ghouta’s major town. The towns of Mesraba, Hammouriyah and Madyara are being subjected to relentless bombardment by regime forces and the Russian air…
An aid convoy planned for Thursday to bring assistance to besieged civilians in besieged eastern Ghouta will not go through, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. The announcement came as regime forces and Russian air forces further stepped up the onslaught on the Damascus suburb. "The convoy for today is postponed, as the situation is evolving on the ground, which doesn't allow us to carry out the operation…
At least 1,000 children have been killed across Syria so far this year, said Christophe Boulierac of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday as regime forces and their allies are stepping up attacks on many areas across Syria, especially in eastern Ghouta. Activists in eastern Ghouta said that Tuesday was the deadliest in recent days as about 100 civilians were killed in the ongoing regime’s onslaught, including dozens…
United Nations war crimes investigators on Tuesday said that the Assad regime committed war crimes in the besieged Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta through indiscriminate attacks affecting civilian and protected objects, the use of chemical weapons and cluster munitions, starvation, and the routine denial of medical evacuations. In a news conference in Geneva on Tuesday, the UN's Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria launched a report which covered the human…
Russia and the Assad regime are responsible for the "heart-breaking human suffering" in the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta, US President Donald Trump and his British counterpart Theresa May said Sunday. The two leaders discussed the "appalling humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta" during a phone call Sunday detailed by May's Downing Street office. "They agreed it was a humanitarian catastrophe, and that the overwhelming responsibility for the heart-breaking human suffering…
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