Monday, 19 February 2018
Around 14 people were killed and over 75 injured in the latest air raids and artillery attacks by the Assad regime on eastern Ghouta, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.The observatory added that among those killed many were women and children. The attacks came as an escalation by regime forces as a prelude to the large-scale military operation aimed at ending the control of opposition factions in eastern Ghouta.Regime forces targeted several towns with hundreds of rockets, ...
Friday, 9 February 2018
An official source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday said that Saudi Arabia condemns and strongly denounces the attacks on Eastern Ghouta and the use of chemical weapons by Al Assad regime, which is a flagrant violation of the international laws. The source clarified that this aggressive action is not aligned with the international efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis politically, in accordance with the principles of the Geneva 1 Declaration and the UN Security Council resolution ...
Saturday, 6 January 2018
Regime and Russian air strikes on a rebel-held enclave near Damascus killed at least 17 civilians on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The deadliest of the raids on the Eastern Ghouta region hit the Hammuriyeh district, leaving 12 civilians dead including two children, the British-based war monitor said. Two people were killed in the town of Madira and three in Erbin, the Observatory head added, saying 35 people were also wounded in the three areas. Eastern Ghouta is the ...
Sunday, 26 November 2017
An intensifying push by the Syrian government and allied forces to take the last major rebel stronghold near the capital Damascus killed at least 23 people on Sunday and injured many, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The group said at least 127 people, including 30 children, have been killed by air strikes and shelling since the Syrian army backed by Russian jets began an offensive nearly two weeks ago to take the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area. Eastern Ghouta is one of ...
Thursday, 9 November 2017
The 400,000 civilians besieged in the Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta face “complete catastrophe” because aid deliveries are blocked, and hundreds of people need urgent medical evacuation, UN humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said on Thursday. Seven people had already died because they were not evacuated, and 29 more were at imminent risk, including 18 children, he told reporters in Geneva after a regular meeting of the UN humanitarian taskforce on Syria.
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
A ceasefire has been declared in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, a rebel bastion near Damascus, to run from midnight last Sunday to March 20, Russia's defence ministry said. "A 'regime of silence' has been introduced from 00:01 on March 6 to 23:59 on March 20 (Damascus time) in the area of Eastern Ghouta," the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. It added that "no violations" had so far been reported. The Army of Islam (Jaish al-Islam), a powerful rebel faction, is headquartered ...
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
The Syrian army seized a strategic area in the besieged rebel-held eastern Ghouta area of Damascus
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Daraya was one of the first to erupt in protests in 2011, and was one of the first areas to be placed under crippling government siege
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
Aleppo has been the scene of the worst surge in fighting in recent days, wrecking the first major ceasefire of the five-year-old civil war