The US State Department on Tuesday urged allies to joint efforts aimed at “countering Hizballah’s wide-ranging terrorist activities,” as it applauded countries that have already sanctioned the terrorist group. The Iran-backed group has been heavily involved in the crimes being committed against the Syrian people. Nathan Sales, the US counterterrorism coordinator, urged countries that have not yet taken steps to further disrupt the group’s activities to step up and help…
The United Nations expressed alarm “over the impact of ongoing fighting and airstrikes on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Deir ez‑Zor Governorate in Syria.” It said that as many as 95,000 people were forced to flee their homes due to the intensified fighting and aerial bombardment on the province. “Some 95,000 men, women and children were reportedly displaced to 60 locations within the Governorate, as well as the nearby Governorates…
The suffering of civilians in eastern Ghouta increases by the day as the Assad regime continues to shut down the Al-Wafideen crossing, denying over 90,000 families trapped inside access to essential supplies. Al-Wafideen crossing, which is a regime checkpoint located near the town of Douma in the region’s north, served as an outlet from which residents in eastern Ghouta brought the majority of their food and basic goods for nearly…
A new United Nations report on Thursday said that as many as 1,299 children were killed in the ongoing conflict in Syria last year as the Assad regime and its allies carry on with the indiscriminate attacks on civilians across Syria. According to the UN Secretary-General’s annual report on children and armed conflict, hundreds of children were victims of sexual violence, targeted in attacks on schools, or recruited as soldiers.…
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) voiced alarm at a surge in violence resulting in hundreds of civilian casualties and the destruction of hospitals and schools over the past two weeks. In a report published on Friday, ICRC said that “as many as ten hospitals have been damaged in the past 10 days, cutting hundreds of thousands of people from access to even the most basic healthcare.” “These…
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