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Nasrallah: Soleimani convinced Russia to intervene in Syria

Dec 28, 2020

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah has claimed that Qassem Soleimani, the late head of Iran’s Quds Force, was responsible for convincing Russia to intervene militarily in Syria.

Syrian figures urge Britain to impose sanctions on Assad and his wife

Dec 28, 2020

Ten prominent free Syrian political figures have sent a letter to Dominic Raab, the United Kingdom’s First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, urging him to impose sanctions on the regime of Bashar al-Assad, just as the United States did with the “Caesar Act” to protect the civilian population in Syria.

Assad regime forces Palestinian torture victims’ families to sign death certificates giving ‘heart attack’ as cause of death: report

Dec 20, 2020

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) has quoted a number of families of Palestinian victims of torture killed in Assad regime prisons as stating that regime security personnel forced them to sign forged reports and death certificates issued by the infamous Tishreen Military Hospital claiming that their family members had died as a result of a ‘heart attack’.

IRGC disposes of bodies in unmarked graves in Deir Ezzor desert: report

Dec 20, 2020

Media in Deir Ezzor province have reported that Iran’s so-called ‘Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) has been disposing of unidentified bodies in unmarked graves near the village of Al-Suwayyah, with the report stating that numerous bodies have been secretly buried in this way in the desert areas in the province.

Assad regime complains to UN over “violation of sovereignty" as American delegation visits SDF-controlled NE Syria

Dec 14, 2020

The Assad regime has submitted an official complaint to the United Nations Security Council over a visit in October by a delegation of American officials, headed by the Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), to the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (‘Rojava’), insisting that this is a “violation of sovereignty”, although it’s not the first such visit by American and other Western delegations to the area, which is under the control of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Senior White Helmets member flown to Germany

Dec 08, 2020

A senior member of the Syrian Civil Defense rescue and medical aid group that operates in opposition-held areas, known as the White Helmets, has been flown to Germany, a German diplomat said Tuesday.

Speaking on condition of anonymity because she wasn't authorized to be quoted by name, the official confirmed a report by German weekly Der Spiegel that Khaled al-Saleh and his family had arrived in Germany.

Der Spiegel reported that al-Saleh was flown out of Jordan by a German air force plane late on Monday.

Russia announces more successful weapons tests in Syria

Dec 07, 2020

Photo: A scene from Idlib following Russia's and Assad's 'weapons tests'

Article from 'Syrian TV' news site. Original (in Arabic) below

A senior Russian military official has announced that Russian forces have successfully used Kalashnikov drones in Syria, the latest of a long series of weapons to be ‘tested’ in Syria by Moscow mostly against Syrian civilians, as documented by local and international human rights networks.

Same script as Syria: Kremlin-allied Belarus considers 'terrorism' charges against protesters

Oct 29, 2020

Prosecutors in Belarus are reportedly considering whether to bring terrorism charges against several protesters for crimes allegedly committed during the recent demonstrations against the country's Kremlin-backed dictator Alexander Lukashenko.

During an appearance on the state-owned Belarus 1 channel on Wednesday, Belarusian Prosecutor General Andrey Shved said, "There is a war going on, which over the past few weeks, has taken on radical forms - extremely radical."

Iranian-Norwegian found guilty of spying for Iran in Denmark

Jun 26, 2020

A Danish court on Friday found a Norwegian citizen guilty of spying for an Iranian intelligence service and of complicity in a suspected plot to kill an Iranian Arab opposition figure in Denmark.

Over 14,300 people tortured to death in Syria: report

Jun 26, 2020

A total of 14,388 people have been documented as being tortured to death in Syrian civil war since March 2011 – an average of just over four people per day - with the vast majority of these killed by Bashar al-Assad’s regime, according to a new report from the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR).

Ahead of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, SNHR, which documents violations of civil rights, prepared a special report for the Anadolu Agency on victims killed under torture in Syria

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