Tag: Syria

Rural Idlib and Hama: violent battles between the regime forces and the armed opposition

In the south-eastern Idlib countryside, fierce battles are raging between the forces of the regime and the militias supporting them on the one hand, and the fighters of the “Sham Liberation” and the opposition factions on the other hand. More than 95 civilians have been killed and more than 200 wounded in three weeks of intense air…

Aleppo, no support for free police

After the Free Army factions gained control of Aleppo and its closeby towns in June 2012, there was a need of security management in the area. This resulted into the Free Army to directed dissident some police officers, to establish dispersed entities which however failed in managing and organizing their duties and operations. Preparations for the…

The Nasra Front arrested leaders accused of supporting al-Qaeda

The Nasra Front arrested leaders and “jihadists” accused of supporting al-Qaeda in Syria. Their names: Jordanian Sami al-Aridi, a former leader in the Nasra Front, Khalid Aarouri “Abu al-Qassam”, former deputy of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Iyad al-Tubasi “Abu Jleibib”, former military commander, another military leader, Abu Hammam, and about 50 fighters, mostly Jordanian. The Nasra…

Aleppo: two factions are killing civilians

Two children were killed and 30 civilians were injured on Saturday as a result of the clashes and artillery shelling between the movements of “Nur al-Din Zanki” and “Liberation of the Sham” in the countryside of Aleppo. The clashes between the two factions near the large town of Urm has killed two children and wounding three…

Syrian Refugees: a bitter reality 

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Syria is bleeding, and the end to internal and external displacement as a result of escalating violence, still seems very far. Unfortunately the political, social and economic impact of the crisis will affect the situation of Syrians for many years to come, especially for fragile and vulnerable social groups such as women, the elderly and…

Aleppo Is Dying While We Are Watching

The Syrian army has announced to be close to the total control of Aleppo. Day by day, the moment of the final showdown is approaching. The limited information that filters from Aleppo, once among the most important cities in Syria, tells of human and architectural wreckage occupying every living space. There still are people in…