US-Coalition Airstrikes Killed 472 Civilians In Syria Last Month

At least 137 children are among the dead. Thick smoke and flames erupt from an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has issued a report today covering the civilian death toll of US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria over the past month, from May 23 to June 23, reporting at least 472 civilians, the largest in any 30-day period since the US started bombing Syria in 2014. The attacks covered two provinces in Syria, with 222 civilians killed in … Continue reading US-Coalition Airstrikes Killed 472 Civilians In Syria Last Month

Refugees in Rukban IDPs Camp Fear Humanitarian Disaster as Clashes Near

Activists in the Rukban IDPs camp on the Jordanian-Syrian border warned of a humanitarian catastrophe in the camp in light of the severe shortages of food supplies. Prices of essential food items have recently skyrocketed with one pack of bread costing around 500 Syrian pounds, a price that most families cannot afford. The suffering of refugees in the camp built in no-man’s-land on the Jordanian-Syrian border has been compounded by the intensified fighting in the Syrian Desert, activists added. The ongoing clashes cut off the only remaining supply routes from the Syrian side of the border, putting an estimated 80,000 … Continue reading Refugees in Rukban IDPs Camp Fear Humanitarian Disaster as Clashes Near

Coalition: Int’l Community Should Have Courage to Admit Failure to Protect Syrians Instead of Inventing Excuses

The presidential and political bodies of the Syrian Coalition on Thursday met with a delegation of British diplomats in charge of the Syrian file in a number of neighboring countries. The two sides discussed the latest political and field developments in Syria. President of the Syrian Coalition Riad Seif talked about the need to support the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) to be able to provide services to civilians in the liberated areas. Seif also called for empowering SIG to administer the liberated areas and restore security and stability to make possible the return of refugees to their homes. SIG has … Continue reading Coalition: Int’l Community Should Have Courage to Admit Failure to Protect Syrians Instead of Inventing Excuses

Syrian Coalition Organizes Panel Discussion on Administration of Post-ISIS Raqqa

The Syrian Coalition organized a panel discussion under the title “Administration of Raqqa after Liberation from ISIS” in Istanbul on Wednesday. The panel discussion was attended by President of the Syrian Coalition Riyad Seif, Secretary-General Nazir Hakim, Head of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) Jawad Abu Hatab, Head of the provincial council in Raqqa Saad Shawish as well as members of the Coalition’s political committee and the General Assembly and representatives of friendly countries. Seif said that the Syrian Coalition is the only side with legitimacy and authorization to administer Raqqa in accordance with an Arab and international mandate, adding … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Organizes Panel Discussion on Administration of Post-ISIS Raqqa

In Historic First, UNICEF Appoints Syrian Refugee Muzoon Almellehan as Goodwill Ambassador

In a historic first, UNICEF on Monday announced the appointment of Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee, as its newest, and youngest, Goodwill Ambassador. Muzoon has been advocating for girls’ education since fleeing her hometown of Dara’a in 2013 to escape the war being waged by the Assad regime against the Syrian people. Muzoon lived as a refugee for three years in Jordan before being resettled in the United Kingdom. It was during her 18 months in the Za’atari camp that she began advocating for children’s access to education, particularly for girls. Muzoon, who received support from … Continue reading In Historic First, UNICEF Appoints Syrian Refugee Muzoon Almellehan as Goodwill Ambassador

Coalition Condemns Iran Bombing, Says Iran Seeking to Reach Warm Waters & Extend Its Influence

Officials in the Syrian Coalition condemned the Iranian bombings on Deir Ezzor province, stressing that this act is intended to serve Tehran’s plans to extend its influence to the Mediterranean. Iran bombing of Deir Ezzor province has spelled out “new developments” in the Syria, said Oqab Yahya, member of the Coalition’s political committee. He added that this act “raises questions about Iran’s role in the war on terror.” Yahya also said that Iran bears primary responsibility for the daily terrorist practices against the Syrian people. Yahya pointed out “the responsibility to fight ISIS in Syria is supposed to rest with … Continue reading Coalition Condemns Iran Bombing, Says Iran Seeking to Reach Warm Waters & Extend Its Influence

President Seif Sends a Letter to Int’l Organizations & 26 Countries to Urge Action to Stop Assad’s Onslaught on Dara’a

President of the Syrian Coalition Riad Seif sent letters to the United Nations, the UN Security Council, the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Gulf Cooperation Council as well as 26 sisterly and friendly countries stressing the need to stop the brutal onslaught being waged by the Assad regime and its allies on Dara’a and surrounding towns and villages. Seif stressed that the escalating onslaught on Dara’a constitutes a blatant violation of the ceasefire agreement and all international resolutions. He said the onslaught on Dara’a “also constitutes a major threat to the prospects of reaching a political solution … Continue reading President Seif Sends a Letter to Int’l Organizations & 26 Countries to Urge Action to Stop Assad’s Onslaught on Dara’a