The New York Times gave a special insight into the network of secret torture facilities the Assad regime is running across Syria, describing how the regime is seeking to crush dissent using various methods of brutal torture against detainees. In a lengthy report penned by Anne Bernard and published on Saturday, the Times cited testimonies of ex-detainees who were subjected to the most severe methods of torture for participating in…
More children are dying in the IDP camps located in the areas under the control of the militia of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) as a result of malnutrition, disease, and lack of medical care. The deaths increased following the final campaign to rout ISIS from its last holdout in eastern Syria a few months ago. The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria expressed concern about tens of thousands of…
The Arab League condemned the military operations targeting civilians in in the provinces of Idlib and Hama in the past two days. “The military operations that took place in western Syrian violate the international laws and don't serve the goals of bringing peace or stability to the war-torn country," the Arab League spokesman Mahmoud Afifi said in a statement on Friday. Afifi expressed the Arab League’s concerns over the repercussions…
The brutal onslaught the Assad regime and Russian forces have launched in the provinces of Idlib and Hama is causing increasing international outcry as it has already killed and injured hundreds of civilians and forced some 300,000 more out of homes. The head of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria warned Thursday that an all-out conflict in Idlib province would very likely increase human rights violations and generate a…
The United Nations said that the Assad regime's attacks on the ‘de-escalation zone’ in Idlib province have been the most intense in 15 months. “The United Nations is concerned about the escalation of violence in north-western Syria, which has resulted in the loss of property and homes for many civilians,” David Swanson, a spokesman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) told the Anadolu news agency…
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