Rural Damascus Provincial Council Sends Letter to Turkish President Urging a Halt to Onslaught on Eastern Ghouta

The humanitarian tragedy in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta continues to worsen as bombardment on populated areas by the Assad regime and its allies continues unabated. The UN Security Council on Friday failed once again to take action to put an end to the carnage in the besieged Damascus suburb. Rural Damascus Provincial Council, which is part of the Syrian Interim Government’s Ministry of Local Administration, sent a letter to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan via the Syrian Coalition calling for urgent action to protect women and children in eastern Ghouta and prevent a ground assault by Assad … Continue reading Rural Damascus Provincial Council Sends Letter to Turkish President Urging a Halt to Onslaught on Eastern Ghouta

Syrian Coalition: UN Security Council is Obliged to Urgently Stop Attacks Against Civilians

The Syrian Coalition said that the UN Security Council is facing a “moral challenge” as its members will convene today to vote on a draft resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. The vote comes as the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta is coming under a fierce military offensive by regime forces and their allies which killed hundreds of civilians, including many women and children in the past three days. Secretary-General of the Coalition Nazir al-Hakim said: “The continued failure of the UN Security Council to assume its responsibilities is no longer acceptable. The vote on the draft resolution … Continue reading Syrian Coalition: UN Security Council is Obliged to Urgently Stop Attacks Against Civilians

Syrian Coalition: Russia Undermining Political Solution & Seeks to Bury UN-led Political Process

The Syrian Coalition stressed that the military escalation in many areas across Syria, especially in eastern Ghouta is clearly aimed at undermining all chances of reaching a political solution. It stressed that there is no denying the fact that Russia wants to bury the UN-led political process altogether. In a press release issued on Tuesday, the Coalition said that Russia wants to finish off the UN-led political process, especially after it announced that it supplied regime forces with new sophisticated weapons to use them in the ongoing onslaught on eastern Ghouta. “The onslaught on eastern Ghouta represents a dangerous escalation, … Continue reading Syrian Coalition: Russia Undermining Political Solution & Seeks to Bury UN-led Political Process

Syrian Coalition Officials: No political Solution in Syria Without Ceasefire

Officials in the Syrian Coalition warned that the ceasefire agreements in Syria are at risk of total collapse as they stressed that Russia bears full responsibility for the consequences. The remarks were made during a teleconference between members of the Coalition’s political committee and civil and military leaders in rural Hama and rural Homs. Both sides discussed the latest field developments and the intensifying onslaught on Syrian civilians by the Assad regime forces and their allied Iranian militias. Representatives of northern rural Homs expressed concern about possible military action against civilians in the area. They pointed out that the Assad … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Officials: No political Solution in Syria Without Ceasefire

Over 3,000 Civilians Killed & Injured in Assad Regime’s Onslaught on Eastern Ghouta Since Mid-November

As many as 3,000 civilians have been killed and injured in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta over the past three months as the assault on the area by the Assad regime and the Iranian-backed militias, backed by Russian aerial support, continues unabated. The relentless bombardment has also destroyed large parts of residential areas in besieged eastern Ghouta. Local activists said that the Assad regime’s onslaught on eastern Ghouta has killed at least 1,123 civilians since November 14, 2017, adding that the Assad regime and its allies have conducted no fewer than 1,414 airstrikes on the rebel held- suburb, deliberately … Continue reading Over 3,000 Civilians Killed & Injured in Assad Regime’s Onslaught on Eastern Ghouta Since Mid-November

Syrians Disappointed as UN Security Council Fails to Agree on Temporary Truce in Syria

Member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee, Salah al-Din al-Hamawi, said the Syrian people have been disappointed by the failure of the UN Security Council to agree on a temporary truce in Syria that is needed to put an end to the killings and crimes being committed by Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime. He noted that that these crimes have sharply increased following the failure of the Sochi Conference. The UN Security Council once again failed to agree on declaration of a humanitarian truce in Syria. Sweden and Kuwait on Friday presented a draft resolution in light of the … Continue reading Syrians Disappointed as UN Security Council Fails to Agree on Temporary Truce in Syria

Syria shoots down Israeli F-16 after Israeli strikes reportedly cause Syrian casualties

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — An Israeli F-16 jet was shot down on Saturday morning by the Syrian military as Israeli forces were carrying out what they claimed was a “retaliatory strike” in the Israeli-occupied Syrian territory of the Golan Height.The Israeli military said in a statement that “a combat helicopter successfully intercepted an Iranian UAV that was launched from Syria and infiltrated Israel,” referring to the occupied Golan Heights.”IDF [Israel Defence Forces] has targeted the Iranian control systems in Syria that sent the #UAV into Israeli airspace. Massive Syrian Anti-Air fire, one F16 crashed in Israel, pilots safe,” Israeli Military Spokesman … Continue reading Syria shoots down Israeli F-16 after Israeli strikes reportedly cause Syrian casualties