US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham called on the US President Donald Trump to stand up to the Assad regime’s deadly attacks on Syrian civilians and protect civilians in Idlib province. In comments he posted on Twitter on Monday, Graham warned that a “massacre in the making and refugee turmoil to follow.” “It’s time for the world to stand up to the Butcher of Damascus. Protect Idlib.” In early April of…
The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is alarmed by the aerial attacks on population centers and civilian infrastructure in the provinces of Hama and Idlib resulting in hundreds of civilian dead and injured and over 150,000 newly displaced persons. On 5 May, three health facilities were reportedly hit by airstrikes, bringing the total to at least seven struck since 28 April. Nine schools have reportedly been hit since 30 April, and…
President of the Lebanese Progressive Socialist Party, Walid Jumblatt, said that Iran's blatant interference in the affairs of the countries of the region, especially Syria and Yemen, is to blame for the dead the region has reached. During an appearance on Al Arabiya TV that was aired on Thursday, Jumblatt said that the “Syrian people wanted life and freedom. Some powers came and intervened in favor of the regime. First…
An unprecedented report by Amnesty International and the monitoring group Airwars revealed that US-backed assault to drive ISIS from the city of Raqqa in 2017 killed more than 1,600 civilians. The report said that many of the cases documented by Amnesty International likely amount to violations of international humanitarian law and warrant further investigation. In a joint report released on Thursday, Amnesty said that its researchers spent a total of…
More than 26 non-governmental organizations, movements, and initiatives called upon all parties and States committed to human rights and peace to express official rejection of all forms of occupation and acquisition of land in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. In a joint statement issued on Wednesday, the NGOs called for addressing “the normalization of the results of hostilities in Syria and the region. They also stressed the need for concrete…
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