Appalling Death Toll in Eastern Ghouta as Syrian Coalition Renews Calls for Use of Force Against Assad

The Syrian Interim Government’s health directorate in Rural Damascus has published appalling figures of the death toll in the suburb of eastern Ghouta as a Syrian Coalition official stressed that the international community’s lukewarm response towards the Assad regime led to the occurrence of war crimes on a large scale in Syria. Member of the Coalition’s political committee Yasser Farhan said that the humanitarian tragedy affecting the people of eastern Ghouta has become the last appeal to the United Nations to carry out its moral and legal duties to protect civilians. In press release issue on Tuesday, the Directorate of … Continue reading Appalling Death Toll in Eastern Ghouta as Syrian Coalition Renews Calls for Use of Force Against Assad

Bahra Urges UNSC Measures Ensuring Implementation of Resolution 2401

Member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee Hadi al-Bahra stressed the need for the UN Security Council’s member states to take measures to ensure the implementation of Resolution 2401. The Council is set to convene later on Monday to assess the ceasefire and the delivery of humanitarian aid to those in need. “Allowing the Assad regime to continue to commit crimes against the Syrian people without any consequences will not restore stability in the region or put an end to the terrible cycle of terrorism,” Bahra said. He stressed that the actions of the Assad regime are “the root cause … Continue reading Bahra Urges UNSC Measures Ensuring Implementation of Resolution 2401

Syrian Coalition’s General Assembly Calls on United Nations to Fully Enforce UNSC Resolution 2401

The 38th ordinary session of the Syrian Coalition’s General Assembly began Saturday morning. Members of the Assembly will discuss the ongoing genocide in eastern Ghouta and ways to ensure full implementation of Security Council resolution 2401. Tabled for discussions is also the Assad regime’s repeated use of chemical weapons amid continued failure of the international community’s to enforce UN Security Council resolutions on Syria. Moreover, the meeting will discuss the latest political developments and the negotiations process and will review the constitutional process in accordance with UN resolution 2254. Members of the General Assembly reiterated that Russia is a partner … Continue reading Syrian Coalition’s General Assembly Calls on United Nations to Fully Enforce UNSC Resolution 2401

Civilian Suffering ‘Worse than Ever’ in Syria War

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi (L) speaks to a refugee during a visit to an unofficial refugee camp in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley on March 8, 2018 The living conditions of civilians inside Syria are worse than ever, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said Friday, with the conflict set to enter its eighth year. “The conditions faced by civilians inside Syria are worse than ever, with 69 percent languishing in extreme poverty,” Grandi said during a visit to Lebanon. The war in Syria started in March 2011 when protests against the regime of Bashar al-Assad sparked a brutal crackdown that led … Continue reading Civilian Suffering ‘Worse than Ever’ in Syria War

Repeated Use of Chlorine Gas Against Civilians in Eastern Ghouta: Who Stops Assad?

Assad regime forces have once again used chlorine poison against civilians in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta despite the strong international warnings to stop the use of this banned type of weapon as well as calls for commitment to UN Security Council resolution 2401. The resolution called for at least 30-day ceasefire and the delivery of humanitarian aid to those in need. The Syrian Civil Defense in Rural Damascus said that 124 civilians, mostly women and children, suffered from asphyxiation after Assad forces targeted the area located between the towns of Saqba and Hammouriya with a barrel bomb containing … Continue reading Repeated Use of Chlorine Gas Against Civilians in Eastern Ghouta: Who Stops Assad?

Syrian Coalition: Assad Regime Blocks Aid to Civilians to Force Them to Leave Their Homes

Vice-president of the Syrian Coalition Abdul Rahman Mustafa said that the Assad regime’s disruption of the entry of a UN aid convoy to eastern Ghouta on Monday has shown that it is unwilling to allow much-needed relief aid to reach civilians with the aim of putting more pressure on them and ultimately forcing them to surrender. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Monday said that the convoy of more than 40 trucks pulled out of Douma in darkness after shelling on the town, without fully unloading supplies during a nine-hour stay. Reuters quoted a World Health Organization … Continue reading Syrian Coalition: Assad Regime Blocks Aid to Civilians to Force Them to Leave Their Homes

Children in E.Ghouta use social media to highlight woes

Pictures of children posted under #Iamstillalive campaign https://videopress.com/embed/dxQXlQnD?hd=1&loop=0&autoPlay=0&permalink=0 Activists in besieged Eastern Ghouta have begun a social media campaign to highlight the plight of children trapped in the region as regime attacks continue. Under #Iamstillalive activists are posting their own pictures and their children with one arm raised. The attacks carried out by the Assad regime and its supporters in Eastern Ghouta have killed 127 children in the past 12 days, according to the White Helmets civil defense group’s report. The attacks continue despite a cease-fire in the region. READ: UN points to likely war crimes in Syria’s Ghouta On Saturday, the … Continue reading Children in E.Ghouta use social media to highlight woes