Posts Tagged ‘Aleppo’

Syria conflict: Air strike on refugee camp ‘could be war crime’

(Media Release) An air strike on a Syrian refugee camp that reportedly killed at least 28 people could amount to a war crime, a senior UN official has told the BBC. Stephen O’Brien, the UN humanitarian affairs chief, called for an inquiry into the attack on the Kamouna camp in the northern Idlib province. Syrian […]

‘Violation of sovereignty’: Moscow slams Obama decision to send 250 more US troops to Syria

Are these people terrorists Mr Putin? (Media Release) Moscow has voiced concerns over the landing of 150 US soldiers in Rumeilan, northeastern Syria, without the consent of the Syrian government, calling it a “violation of the country’s sovereignty.” “Speaking from the position of the Foreign Ministry, we can’t help but be concerned about the fact […]

Syria: Russia’s continuing war

(Media Release) All the signs are that as the partial truce in Syria fails and the peace talks falter, the Russian military and its Syrian allies are gearing up for a new offensive in and around Aleppo. Last week, the Pentagon said forces loyal to the Syrian government were beginning “to mass and concentrate combat […]

Missiles hit hospital in Syrian town

(Media Release) Missiles hit hospital in Syrian town At least 14 civilians were killed when missiles hit a children’s hospital, a school and other locations in the rebel-held Syrian town of Azaz near the Turkish border, a medic and two residents say. They say at least five missiles hit the hospital in the town centre […]

Syria war pause plan agreed by world powers

(Media Release) World powers have agreed to seek a nationwide “cessation of hostilities” in Syria to begin in a week’s time, after talks in Munich, Germany. The halt will not apply to the battle against jihadist groups Islamic State (IS) and al-Nusra Front. The 17-member International Syria Support Group (ISSG) also agreed to accelerate and […]

Syria conflict: Aleppo civilians suffer ‘unthinkable atrocities’

(Media Release) Civilians in Syria’s second city of Aleppo are suffering unthinkable atrocities, Amnesty International says. A new report alleges that government forces and many rebel groups are committing war crimes on a daily basis. The government has reportedly stepped up its bombardment of Aleppo in recent weeks in response to a rebel offensive. President […]

Syrian hospitals at ‘breaking point’ as medics flee

A group of 50 doctors, including Nobel Prize winners, say Syria’s health system is at breaking point as medics are forced to flee the fighting. The signatories to the letter in The Lancet say it is “arguably one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises since the end of the Cold War”. According to the Violations Documentation Centre, […]

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