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US launches 59 missiles on Assad forces in Syria in response to chemical attack

US launches 59 missiles on Assad forces in Syria in response to chemical attack

US president Donald trump has launched a huge military strike on Syria following a sickening chemical attack, officials confirmed. 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched from US Navy destroyers at an airbase in the country in the early hours of Friday morning. Trump’s sudden change in foreign policy crisis since taking office in January, US […]

April 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Water crisis in Syrian capital as government attacks valley

Water crisis in Syrian capital as government attacks valley

Residents of Damascus are scrambling for clean water after the government attacked rebels holding the city’s main source in a nearby valley, leading to an accidental outage that has stretched on for nearly two weeks. The cut-off is a major challenge to the government’s effort throughout the nearly 6-year-old civil war to keep the capital […]

January 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Syrian government forces press attack on Aleppo

Syrian government forces press attack on Aleppo

Oct 04, – Activists meanwhile said the death toll from a suicide bombing at a Kurdish wedding in the northeastern city of Hasakah the previous night had risen to at least 34. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group, which said its fighter had targeted a gathering of a Kurdish political party, without […]

October 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Living like ghosts in the ruins of Syria’s besieged Aleppo

Living like ghosts in the ruins of Syria’s besieged Aleppo

Sep 10, – Even if it were somehow possible to escape eastern Aleppo, Abdullah Shiyani, a 10-year-old boy who dreams of being a doctor, says he wouldn’t leave. It would mean leaving behind too many people who need help. “We have a lot of injured people here,” he told Reuters over the Internet. “Maybe we […]

September 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
10,000th Syrian reaches US this week in resettlement program

10,000th Syrian reaches US this week in resettlement program

Aug 27, – The resettlement program has emerged as an issue in the U.S. presidential campaign, with Republican nominee Donald Trump alleging displaced Syrians pose a potential security threat. The U.S. will reach its target this week of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a year-old resettlement program, the U.S. ambassador to Jordan said […]

August 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Turkey seeks to identify child suicide bomber

Turkey seeks to identify child suicide bomber

Aug 22, – The attack late Saturday on a street wedding in the city of Gaziantep was latest in a devastating series of bombings in Turkey at a time when the country is riven by internal upheaval and shaken by the civil war in neighbouring Syria. Turkish authorities were on Monday scrambling to identify a […]

August 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
South Sudan government recruited child soldiers, UN says

South Sudan government recruited child soldiers, UN says

Aug 19, – The document says a senior politician appointed by President Salva Kiir led the recruitment of an entire village of boys using intimidation. Some were as young as 12 years old. It was not clear how many children were involved. South Sudan’s government has recruited child soldiers in the past week to prepare […]

August 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
More than 17,000 killed in Syrian state jails- Rights group

More than 17,000 killed in Syrian state jails- Rights group

Aug 18, – Still, Lama is considered lucky, as more than 17,000 detainees have died in the government’s custody over the past five years as a result of torture, diseases and other causes, according to a report released Thursday by the London-based Amnesty International. The young Syrian activist was beaten, prevented from going to the […]

August 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Four killed as Turkish town hit by Syria rocket fire

Four killed as Turkish town hit by Syria rocket fire

Apr 18, – Kilis — the only town in Turkey where refugees from the war in Syria now outnumber Turkish locals — has been repeatedly hit by rocket fire from areas in Syria controlled by Islamic State (IS) jihadists in recent weeks. Four rockets fired from Syria slammed into the southern Turkish town of Kilis […]

April 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
IS car bomb in Syrian capital kills 10

IS car bomb in Syrian capital kills 10

Feb 09, – Syrian state TV reported the toll and showed footage of the blast scene in Damascus, including several damaged vehicles and a burnt-out car. The police officers’ club was next to a vegetable market. A suicide car bomber dispatched by the Islamic State group struck near a police officers’ club in the Syrian […]

February 9, 2016 | By | Reply More