As more Syrian civilians flock towards the Turkish border to flee the Assad regime and Russian bombardment of the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria, the United Nations said that more than 300,000 people have fled towards the border with Turkey. “Camps for the displaced are overcrowded, with many people forced to stay in open fields or under trees,” Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General told a press briefing on…
Activists have warned that the increasing hostility towards the Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the incitement of hatred against them by politicians loyal to Hezbollah and the Assad regime are to blame for the escalating attacks on Syrian refugees in Lebanon. “An attack which forced hundreds of Syrian refugees to leave Deir al-Ahmar, an informal camp in the Bekaa valley, last week is a clear example of the escalating hostility…
The Assad regime has refused access to a newly-created chemical weapons investigation team formed to identify culprits behind attacks with banned munitions, the organization’s top official said in remarks published on Wednesday. Member countries of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) voted last year to create the Investigation and Identification Team (IIT), a decision that was opposed by Damascus and its ally Russia. “Syria refuses to recognize…
The United States on Tuesday slapped sanctions on Syrian businessman Samer Foz and his family, who have close ties to Bashar al-Assad and who Washington said have been involved in importing Iranian oil into Syria. The sanctions were being placed on Foz, his siblings Amer and Husen, and the family-owned Aman Holding, a company run by the Foz family from the coastal city of Latakia, the US Department of the…
Hundreds of Syrian refugees in the German city of Dortmund held a memorial vigil to pay tribute to the fallen hero Abdul Basset Sarout who was killed in the battles against the Assad regime forces in the countryside of Hama. On Tuesday, Syrian refugees in Hamburg in northern German held a vigil in memory of Sarout, who they dubbed as ‘the guardian of the revolution.” The participants also held a…
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