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Hunger at Damascus door as Syrian government blocks aid

Hunger at Damascus door as Syrian government blocks aid

At the doors of the Syrian capital, children with wrinkled faces and arms like sticks are going hungry because President Bashar Assad’s forces, supported by Russia and Iran, are blocking trucks filled with humanitarian relief. As the government and its opponents wrap up another fruitless round of talks in Geneva, humanitarian officials warn that conditions […]

December 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Over 100 dead, 400 injured after Syria’s Bashar al Assad ordered chemical attack on Rebels

Over 100 dead, 400 injured after Syria’s Bashar al Assad ordered chemical attack on Rebels

Syrian government chemical attack killed scores of people, including children in Syria, US President Donald Trump condemned the “heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime,”. A monitoring group, medics and rescue workers in the rebel-held area said the attack took place in the early morning hours. The US government report came later the chemical agent […]

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Syrian forces kill 8 in raids on rebel-held Idlib province

Syrian forces kill 8 in raids on rebel-held Idlib province

Air strikes on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria killed eight people on Saturday, a monitor said, the latest to hit the area where Al-Qaeda’s former affiliate has a strong presence. Most of those killed in the Idlib province town of Maarat Masrin were civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Their deaths came […]

January 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Army to enter area near Damascus, water to resume- governor

Army to enter area near Damascus, water to resume- governor

The Syrian government has reached a deal for the army to enter a rebel-held region near Damascus and restore the capital’s water supply, the provincial governor said Wednesday. Opposition sources denied there was any such deal, but a source inside the Wadi Barada region reported several hundred civilians were leaving under an agreement. Provincial governor […]

January 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Toll from strikes on Syria’s Idlib jumps to 58- monitor

Toll from strikes on Syria’s Idlib jumps to 58- monitor

Sep 11, – It was not immediately clear who carried out the raids, which hit a market and several neighbourhoods across the city. The death toll in air strikes on the key northwestern Syrian city of Idlib jumped to 58 late Saturday, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the dead […]

September 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Syrian government sees siege tactics pay off

Syrian government sees siege tactics pay off

Sep 03, – The latest Damascus suburb to fall was Moadamiyeh, which relented after three years of siege as food supplies dwindled for its estimated 28,000 residents and key infrastructure like hospitals were destroyed. Once hubs of the Syrian uprising, the country’s rebellious capital suburbs are submitting to government control at a quickening pace, in […]

September 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Air strike on Syrian hospital kills 10 – Observatory

Air strike on Syrian hospital kills 10 – Observatory

Aug  07, –  The hospital, in the town of Meles, is about 15 km from Idlib city in rebel-held Idlib province. An airstrike on a hospital in northwestern Syria on Saturday killed 10 people, including children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Syrian government and allied Russian military planes operate in Syria but it […]

August 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
51 civilians dead in bombardment of Syria rebel-held areas- monitor

51 civilians dead in bombardment of Syria rebel-held areas- monitor

July  21, – The group said at least 13 people, including three children, were killed in government air strikes and shelling on the Eastern Ghouta area outside the capital Damascus. At least 51 civilians, including 15 children, were killed in bombardment of several rebel-held areas across Syria on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights […]

July 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Strikes kill 12 in rebel-held half of Syria’s Aleppo

Strikes kill 12 in rebel-held half of Syria’s Aleppo

July  14, – Nine people were killed in the Tariq al-Bab area, and another three in the district of Salhin, both in eastern Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. Air strikes killed at least 12 civilians including children in two rebel-held neighbourhoods of Syria’s divided city of Aleppo on Thursday, a monitoring group […]

July 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bombings kill 20 in Syria as peace talks invitations go out

Bombings kill 20 in Syria as peace talks invitations go out

Jan 26, – The office of the U.N. envoy for Syria said it sent out invitations for the talks, but with just three days to go, the opposition is still undecided about whether it will attend. One opposition official suggested the Saudi-backed opposition delegation may boycott the talks. Multiple bombings struck a government-run checkpoint in […]

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