At least four civilians have been killed during a truce in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, activists said, as Syrian government forces launched fresh attacks in the rebel-held Damascus suburb. Syrian warplanes launched several air raids in Douma and Harasta on Tuesday, Mahmoud Adam, a spokesman for Syria’s Civil Defence, also known[…]
Ongoing attacks by Syrian government forces and their allies has created “hell on Earth” for civilians stuck in a rebel-held Damascus suburb, the UN’s chief said on Monday, as air strikes and ground operations continued despite a days-old ceasefire. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, ordered a “humanitarian pause” from 9am-2pm[…]
With Russia’s backing, the UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously backed a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow for humanitarian aid deliveries and medical evacuations as the death toll topped 500 people in the seven day bombing campaign. The resolution demanding the ceasefire “without delay” was adopted as Syrian government[…]
The mothers soothe their children as they huddle together in a dark, airless hole in the ground below the streets of Eastern Ghouta while the blast, shrapnel and fire of incessant bombing rips apart their homes only metres above. Staying alive in the rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital means[…]
By Haid Haid The public attention (both in the region and the west) – as a result of the Syrian army’s ongoing attack on the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta – has been gradually shifting away from blaming the government for launching a war of extermination against its citizens. Instead,[…]
More than 400 people have been killed in Eastern Ghouta, a monitoring group said, on the fifth day of the continuing onslaught of aerial bombardment by Syrian government forces backed by Russian warplanes. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 403 people were killed in the “hysterical attack”[…]
After two weeks of negotiations, Russia on Thursday told the UN Security Council that there was still no agreement on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, dimming hopes of international action to halt the carnage in Eastern Ghouta. Moscow has repeatedly used its veto power at the Security Council to block[…]
The United Nations says it is alarmed by “the extreme escalation in hostilities” in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta and called for “immediate” end to the bombardment of the rebel-held area that has left more than 100 people dead since Sunday. “The recent escalation of violence compounds an already precarious humanitarian situation,”[…]
Russian and Syrian government forces have killed at least 136 civilians over the past 48 hours in Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of the capital Damascus, according to residents and monitoring groups. On Monday, 30 civilians were killed in air raids; on the following day, 80 more were killed, and on[…]
A Russian-negotiated ceasefire has gone into effect in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, the last remaining rebel stronghold near the capital, Damascus. The truce, which started Saturday, is expected to bring temporary relief to an estimated 400,000 people in the area suffering from acute food and medicine shortages. Eastern Ghouta has been[…]
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