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Syrian refugees in a Lebanese camp (file photo)
January 20, 2018 - 09:40 GMT
“They were with a smuggler who left them. The bodies belong to three men, two kids and eight women,” said a military source.
Members of the Syrian government forces stand on a tank in Jabal al-Hass in the southern part of Aleppo province as they advance towards the Abu Duhur military airport in the ongoing offensive against opposition fighters on January 14, 2018. Russia-backed regime troops are aiming to reach the Abu Duhur base as part of a weeks-long assault against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which is dominated by Al-Qaeda's former Syria affiliate.
January 19, 2018 - 16:00 GMT
Russia on Friday started withdrawing its military assets ahead of Turkey’s expected operation in Syria’s northwestern city of Afrin.
“These people are living under extreme conditions as a result of a siege of the area by the Syrian Government, with some facing severe food shortages and malnutrition.
January 19, 2018 - 13:25 GMT
UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and UN Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, expressed concerns Thursday about the situation in Eastern Ghouta and Idlib in Syria.
ICRC Lebanon chief Christophe Martin said that the delegation’s talks with Hariri revolved around the displaced Syrian population (AFP/File)
January 17, 2018 - 13:28 GMT
“Dialogue will take place with Lebanese authorities regarding the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and fulfilling the necessary [criteria] to allow for their return to Syria."
Volunteers from the Syrian Civil Defence (known as the White Helmets) carry a girl on a stretcher after digging her out of the rubble following an air strike on Hamouria, in the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta on Jan. 9, 2018 (ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
January 17, 2018 - 06:15 GMT
"Since the end of last year, airstrikes have destroyed numerous civilian buildings, killing hundreds of people in both places and, in the case of Idlib, displacing some 100,000 people."
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
January 16, 2018 - 15:33 GMT
As Assad cements his power in Syria, his Alawite base is slowly being hollowed out beneath him
“My dealers in Syria are still ‘alive’ with their businesses still also alive … Just let authorities from both countries open the borders and we will immediately resume our trade
January 15, 2018 - 16:00 GMT
"Just let authorities from both countries open the borders and we will immediately resume our trade."
More than 600 patients are on the medical evacuation list because there is no treatment available for them in the besieged area (AFP/File)
January 14, 2018 - 17:00 GMT
The Syrian government recently allowed only 29 of 600 critically ill patients in Eastern Ghouta to be evacuated in a prisoner exchange. It’s the latest example of the regime using a humanitarian situation as a bargaining chip, writes SAMSpresident Dr. Ahmad Tarakj.
A volunteer from the Syrian Civil Defence (known as the White Helmets) carries a wounded girl after digging her out of the rubble following an air strike on Hamouria on January 9, 2018 (ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
January 14, 2018 - 11:54 GMT
In total, 79 children and 54 women were among the victims in the past two months, the NGO said.
Syria and Russia escalated their airstrikes and shelling on the area last month, worsening the already dire humanitarian conditions (AFP/File)
January 14, 2018 - 09:12 GMT
“It’s like being back in the 18th or 19th century.”
Civilian casualties rising in Syria’s de-escalation zones like Eastern Ghouta, as Assad forces continue air and land attacks. (AFP/File Photo)
January 13, 2018 - 06:00 GMT
Civilian casualties rising in Syria’s de-escalation zones like Eastern Ghouta, as Assad forces continue air and land attacks.
A Syrian girl appears from the rubble holding her shoe following an air strike on Hamouria, in the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus, on Jan. 9, 2018 (ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
January 11, 2018 - 06:03 GMT
161 civilians also lost their lives over the last two weeks.
Putin, Al Bawaba
January 09, 2018 - 15:22 GMT
Russia plans to stay in Syria for the rest of the 21st century.
Israel has occasionally struck positions inside its war-ravaged neighbor, especially after mortar shells -- allegedly fired from Syrian territory -- fell inside the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights (AFP/File)
January 09, 2018 - 10:35 GMT
The attacks targeted the sites in al-Qatefa area in Damascus countryside, the Syrian army said in a statement cited by the official SANA news agency.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) released a report on facilities targeted by warring parties (AFP/File)
January 09, 2018 - 08:40 GMT
According to the report, 431 vital civil facilities were targeted by regime forces, 239 by Russian forces and 101 by the U.S.-led international coalition. 29 facilities were targeted by ISIS and other groups.
UNHCR said that the count of Syria refugees registered in Lebanon as of the end of November was 997,905 (AFP/File)
January 08, 2018 - 16:01 GMT
The International Committee of the Red Cross Monday said that the majority of Syrian refugees in Lebanon are looking to return home.