Posts Tagged ‘Syrian opposition’

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 […]

Cessation of hostilities in Aleppo to be announced in coming hours – Lavrov

(Media Release) A cessation of hostilities in the Syrian city of Aleppo will be announced in the coming hours, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday after talks with UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura. Lavrov added that the US and Russian militaries are currently holding talks on the Aleppo ceasefire. “I hope that […]

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 […]

How President Putin is getting what he wants in Syria

(Media Release) Viewed from the West, Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, is in the diplomatic dog-house. His annexation of Crimea and military involvement in eastern Ukraine broke the settled pattern of post-Cold War relations in Europe. The Russian military’s increasingly aggressive patrolling and exercises on the margins of Nato have raised genuine concerns – even in […]

Putin vows ‘extremely tough’ action on Syria threats

(Media Release) President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian military to take “extremely tough” action against any threat to its forces in Syria. Such targets must be “immediately destroyed”, he told defence officials in televised comments. Mr Putin did not elaborate on specific threats but Turkey and Russia are currently locked in a spat over […]

Syria conflict: Russia ‘peace plan’ revealed ahead of key summit

And the winners are Syrian President Bashar al-Assad/Putin and the losers are the Syrian people (Media Release) A Russian document circulating at the United Nations has proposed a constitutional reform process in Syria, lasting 18 months, to be followed by presidential elections. The document does not say whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should remain in power during that time. […]

Syria conflict: Turkish jets ‘intercept Russian plane’

(Media Release) Turkish F-16 fighter jets were scrambled after a Russian warplane violated Turkey’s air space on Saturday, the foreign ministry said. Russia said the incident was a “navigational error” and that it has “clarified” the matter to Ankara. Turkish jets patrolling the border were also “harassed” by an unidentified plane on Sunday, Turkey said. […]

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