Posts Tagged ‘Syrian Arab Red Crescent’

Syria conflict: ‘Largest ever’ siege evacuations carried out

(Media Release) Relief agencies evacuated 500 wounded people from four besieged Syrian towns, in what has been described as the largest such operation so far in the five-year conflict. Half were brought out from towns blockaded by pro-government forces, and half from towns blocked off by rebels. A UN chief in Syria said he had […]

Syria’s ex-PM Riad Hijab says regime is collapsing

Former Syrian PM Riad Hijab, who defected to Jordan last week, has said the Syrian regime is collapsing “morally, financially and militarily”. Speaking in the Jordanian capital, Amman, he said the regime did not control more than 30% of the territory. He called on the opposition abroad to unite and on the Syrian army to […]

Syria conflict: UN says 200,000 have fled Aleppo battle

Some 200,000 people have fled intense fighting in Syria’s second city Aleppo in the past two days, the UN has said. UN humanitarian chief Baroness Valerie Amos said others were trapped in the city and needed urgent help. Government forces launched a ground assault on Saturday after a week of sporadic shelling and sorties by […]

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