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…
French President Emmanuel Macron and his US counterpart Donald Trump vowed there would be “no impunity” in the event of further chemical weapons use in Syria in a telephone call Friday. Macron “stressed there will be a firm response in the case of proven use of chemical weapons leading to the death of civilians, in close coordination with our American allies,” a statement from the French presidency said. “France and…
The United Nations reiterated calls for "a full and immediate implementation" of the Security Council resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire as it said it was not party to negotiations regarding Russia’s announcement of a daily five-hour truce in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta. UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric on Thursday reiterated Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' call for "a full and immediate implementation" of UN Security Council resolution 2401 demanding a 30-day…
The United Nations criticized Russia’s announcement of the establishment of a daily five-hour truce which violated UN Security Council’s resolution 2401. It warned of the continued bombardment of eastern Ghouta, adding that the UN Security Council resolution which was passed on Saturday, demanding a 30-day ceasefire across Syria has not been implemented. Meanwhile, activists said that three civilians were killed on Thursday morning in the towns of Al-Marj, Kafarbatna, and…
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