14 dead, 75 injured in latest Assad raids on eastern Ghouta

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, ...

Saudi Arabia condemns chemical weapon use on Eastern Ghouta by Assad regime

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 ...

Air strikes kill at least 17 civilians in Syria rebel enclave: monitor

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 ...

Syrian government push for Damascus rebel enclave kills at least 23

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 ...

Syria’s eastern Ghouta faces ‘complete catastrophe’, says UN

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.

Ceasefire in Syrian rebel bastion Eastern Ghouta

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 ...

Syrian army makes gains in Damascus

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The Syrian army seized a strategic area in the besieged rebel-held eastern Ghouta area of Damascus

Calm near Syrian capital as fighting freezes

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

US, Russia agree to extend Syria truce to Aleppo

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

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