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Russia quits UN system aimed at protecting hospitals, aid in Syria

Jun 26, 2020

Russia has quit a United Nations arrangement that aimed to protect hospitals and humanitarian aid deliveries in Syria from being hit by the warring parties, according to a UN note to aid groups seen on Thursday.

The Russian move comes after an internal UN inquiry in April found it was “highly probable” that the Syrian regime or its allies carried out attacks on three healthcare facilities, a school and a refuge for children in northwest Syria last year.

Isn’t it time to revoke Asma Al-Assad’s British citizenship?

Jun 25, 2020

By Zaki Kaf Al-Ghazal

UAE training Syrian regime intelligence agents, providing aid to Damascus

Jun 24, 2020

The United Arab Emirates has been found to be training Syrian military intelligence officers and providing aid to the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad, reveals a report by the French-language site Orient XXI.

No sweet victory for Assad as economy collapses and U.S. sanctions hit

Just last year, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad seemed on the brink of crowning military victories by easing his diplomatic isolation and recovering more of Syria without a bullet being fired.

Not only had the U.S.-allied Kurdish PKK invited Assad’s forces back to the northeast, but businessmen from the once hostile United Arab Emirates visited Damascus to scout out investment opportunities and regional trade had started to pick up.

Air raids on Suwayda, Deir Ezzor leave dead and wounded amongst Assad’s militias

Jun 24, 2020

Aerial bombardment of rural areas of As-Suwayda and Deir Ezzor in Syria on Tuesday evening reportedly killed and wounded several Assad regime militiamen.

The regime's ‘SANA’ agency claimed that regime air defenses responded to the planes which carried out the bombing of the militias’ bases.

SANA claimed that the bombardment targeted the Kabbagb area, west of Deir Ezzor and the Al-Sukhna area, in addition to sites near the city of Sallakh, in the south of As-Suwayda.

Russian-backed Palestinian ‘Al-Quds Brigade’ kills Assad security forces in attack on Iran-linked Deir el-Zour checkpoint: report

Jun 23, 2020

Gunmen affiliated with the Russian-linked Palestinian ‘Al-Quds Brigade’ militia on Monday carried out an attack on an Assad regime Military Intelligence Division checkpoint south of Deir el-Zour, killing and wounding a number of regime personnel.

Call Syria reported that the militiamen attacked the Hreibsha checkpoint on the Damascus-Deir Al-Zour highway after military intelligence personnel stationed there stopped an ambulance carrying Al-Quds Brigade personnel who had been wounded earlier in a landmine explosion in the southern rural area of Deir el-Zour countryside.

Syrians confirm deaths of missing relatives by 'Caesar' photos

Jun 23, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians searching for their relatives have stepped up their efforts after the US adopted the Caesar Act, new legislation imposing sanctions on the Syrian regime for war crimes.

Families, who had long given up on ever finding their relatives, can click on web links to see photos of some of the thousands of people killed in regime prisons, in a desperate attempt to confirm the death of their loved ones.

The Caesar Act and what awaits Syria

By Ali Cinar, TRT World

As the world continues its fight against Covid-19, the suffering in Syria, and some of the bloodiest years in the Middle East, do not abate. We are facing the fact that half a million people have been killed by Assad, and 6.5 million Syrians have been forced into displacement by the conflict.

Neither the United Nations nor the European Union has been able to take the desired steps for the Syrian crisis. Several countries thousands of kilometers away have tried to divide Syria for their own agendas.

Knife Attack on Assad regime checkpoint in Damascus countryside: report

Jun 23, 2020

An Assad regime military checkpoint in the eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside was reportedly attacked on Sunday evening by unknown persons with weapons including knives and axes.

"The barrier that was attacked was located in the vicinity of the city of Arbin in Eastern Ghouta; as a result, four people were wounded, and one of them was said to be in critical condition," revealed Call Syria, citing local sources.

US doesn't want to oust Assad: envoy

The US is no longer demanding that Syrian regime leader Bashar al-Assad step down from office, and is instead seeking a radical change in the regime's behavior, President Donald Trump's special envoy for the country's conflict said Monday.

"We are not demanding total victory. We are not saying that Assad has to go," Ambassador James Jeffrey said during a virtual conference hosted by the Washington, D.C.-based Middle East Institute think tank.

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