The United States pressed Russia to use its "influence" to secure an "immediate" full-fledged halt to a bloody offensive in the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta. "The Syrian regime, and its Russian and Iranian backers, continue to attack east Ghouta, a densely populated suburb of Damascus, despite the ceasefire called for by the United Nations Security Council," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert tweeted on Monday. "The regime claims it is…
An independent rights monitoring group said that as many as 13,000 people have been killed by Assad regime forces and their allies since the outbreak of the Syrian Revolution in March 2011. In a new report released on Sunday, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that Assad regime forces as well as their allied Iranian militias and Russian forces killed at least 12,763 civilians in the Damascus suburb…
Hundreds of people were killed and more than a thousand others injured, including many children and women as a result of the ongoing assault by the Assad regime and its allies on the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta in the past four days. The UN Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria until Saturday evening. Towns and villages of eastern Ghouta…
An emergency UN Security Council session held on Thursday to discuss a cease-fire in Syria witnessed widespread international condemnation of the war crimes being committed by the Assad regime and its allies against civilians in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta. The 15-member Council once again failed to take action on the situation in Syria. Swedish UN Ambassador Olof Skoog said the Council could vote on the draft resolution demanding…
France on Tuesday said that the bombings on eastern Ghouta by the Assad regime and its allies “constitute a serious violation of international humanitarian law.” “These indiscriminate attacks deliberately target inhabited areas and civilian infrastructure, including medical facilities. They constitute a serious violation of international humanitarian law,” read a statement by the French Foreign Ministry. “These actions are the responsibility of the Syrian regime, but also of Russia and Iran…
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