Tag: Assad

Law No. 10 and its effect on the Syrians  

Millions of displaced Syrians and refugees fear losing their hope of returning to their cities and towns, where they fled and left their property in the areas controlled by the regime after the entry into force of Law No. 10 signed by Bashar al-Assad earlier this month. The law ruled that Syrian citizens should show…

Syria 7th anniversary: the use of chemical weapons as a game changer

The Syrian armed conflict entered its seventh year and the violence continues unabated, so much to become the world’s deadliest ongoing conflict. The multisided war has wracked a country whose survival is still at stake and since the beginning of the crisis in 2011, the humanitarian situation has deeply worsened. Syria has continuously witnessed human…

Syria war: Gas attack reported on rebel enclave

President Bashar al-Assad has won back control of nearly all of eastern Ghouta in a Russian-backed military campaign that began in February, leaving just Douma in rebel hands. Douma is in the suburbs of Damascus known as eastern Ghouta, it is the last rebel stronghold. After a lull of days, government forces began bombarding Douma…

UN approves 30-day for Syria’s Ghouta ceasefire

Syrian government forces, backed by Russia, have killed more than 500 civilians and more than 2,500 wounded during a week of intense bombardment in the Eastern Ghouta. The victimes include 121 children, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Aid groups report several hospitals being put out of action. According to the Syrian-American Medical Society,…

Children killed by gas in Syria: Auxilia’s testimony

This morning, according to several testimonies, an attack with chemical weapons was carried out against the civilian population in northern Syria. The attack has caused at least 58 dead, including – according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights – not less than eleven children. This is a provisional toll expected to rise. A few…

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…