At least 14 civilians have been killed and several others wounded in a series of barrel-bomb attacks on rebel-held areas near Damascus, Al Jazeera has learnt. Syrian government air strikes targeted the town of Wadi Barada, northwest of the capital, on Monday, injuring dozens of people, including several children, activists[…]
The Syrian government has been accused of using toxic chemicals in a number of barrel bomb attacks in Idlib governorate. A report released by rights watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday said forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad had used the lethal substances in up to six attacks,[…]
Government helicopter gunships on Thursday bombed the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens, activists said. The bombings came even as Syrian President Bashar Assad vehemently denied in an interview with Portuguese state television that his military drops such explosives, known as barrels bombs,[…]
Human Rights Watch said Tuesday it has identified nearly 1,500 sites where the Syrian government has carried out indiscriminate air attacks over the past year using barrel bombs and other improvised weapons that have killed or injured thousands of people. The human rights group accused President Bashar Assad of lying[…]
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