The United States has raised the issue of tens of thousands of detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime, the majority of whom were arbitrarily arrested following the start of the Syrian revolution in 2011. The US has called on the UN Security Council to address the issue and discuss it in the coming weeks. “The plight of Syrian civilians arbitrarily detained by the Assad regime is one humanitarian…
Nearly 500 civilians have been killed in the bombardment on Idlib province since April 28, with more than 440,000 people having been displaced, according to Farhan Haq, deputy spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. “Our humanitarian colleagues remain deeply concerned for the safety and protection of civilians in northwest Syria, where some three million women, children, and men remain caught in the cross fire,” Haq told reporters in New York…
More than 100 civilians were killed in the past 10 days as a result of airstrikes by the Assad regime and Russian forces on northwestern Syria, the United Nations human rights official said. “As a result of airstrikes over the past 10 days alone, eight locations in Idlib and two in rural Aleppo have witnessed civilian casualties, resulting in at least 103 civilian deaths, including some 26 children,” said Michelle…
The brutal Monday airstrikes on the town of Ma'aret al-Nu'man in rural Idlib sparked international outcry as the attack killed at least 40 civilians and wounded dozens others. The United Sates condemned the airstrikes as violating the international law. U.S. State Department Spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said Tuesday “the continued airstrikes over the past three months have destabilized the region and displaced at least 330,000 in the past few months while…
The Assad regime and its allies continue to relentlessly bomb towns and villages in the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria, targeting populated areas as well as healthcare facilities and other vital civilian centers. In a press release issued on Saturday, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said that eight water facilities come under attack in Idlib, affecting water supply for nearly 250,000 people “Public services, critical for children, have come…
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