syrian human rights observatory

A man runs amid dust after an airstrike in the besieged town of Douma in eastern Ghouta in Damascus,
UN Syria aid chief says Security Council must see need for ceasefire

Some 390,000 trapped civilians are afraid to venture out of their houses, and water, food and electricity supplies have run out.

By REUTERS
22/02/2018
A civil defense member reacts at a damaged site after an airstrike in Eastern Ghouta
Syria's Ghouta residents 'wait to die' as bombs fall

The area is being hammered by one of the heaviest bombardments in seven years of war that has killed at least 250 people in 48 hours.

By REUTERS
21/02/2018
Smoke rises near the stadium where the Islamic State militants are holed up after an air strike by c
Report: Air strikes kill more than 30 in Syria's Idlib

Syrian state media carried no reports of air strikes on Monday in Idlib but said the army and its allies had expanded their control around the air base.

By REUTERS
29/01/2018
Syria Homs
Rockets and gunfire test new Russia-backed truce near Syria's Homs

The Syrian Observatory said on Friday around 70 rockets had fallen in 24 hours on Eastern Ghouta in the heaviest bombing since the de-escalation zone was declared.

By REUTERS
04/08/2017
Aleppo
Air strikes, clashes persist on third day of Syrian truce

The rebels warned on Saturday they would abandon the truce if government truce violations persisted.

By REUTERS
01/01/2017
A man holds a baby saved from under rubble
Syrian media: Trump will seek ‘understanding’ with Moscow to back Assad

Idea of storming country has been dropped, commentator says.

ISIS Kurds
For first time in conflict, Assad launches airstrikes on US-backed Kurds

The YPG makes up a significant portion of the US-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish and Arab alliance that fights against Islamic State insurgents in Syria.

By REUTERS
18/08/2016
Palestinian Prisoners Day
Rights group: Israel abuses arrested Palestinian minors; IDF: Denies claim

Human Rights Watch interviewed five Palestinian minors whom the authorities arrested or detained in separate incidents for allegedly throwing rocks.

Syrian Kurds
HRW: Too many countries' security measures coming at expense of human rights

HRW report slams US and allies for allowing their military focus on fighting IS “to overshadow efforts to push Damascus to end its abuses.”

Syrian bombing
Syria's death toll now exceeds 140,000

Activist group says the last month has been the bloodiest of the nearly three-year conflict.

By REUTERS
15/02/2014
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