Hundreds of thousands of videos uploaded by Syrian activists were removed following the introduction of automated software in 2017 to detect and delete objectionable content.
The lawyers representing the survivors have built a body of evidence to implicate Bashar al Assad in the killings of hundreds of civilians.
Syrian chemical attack victims and Syrian rights groups have filed a criminal complaint in France, where courts have a mandate to investigate and prosecute crimes against humanity even if committed by foreign nationals on foreign territory.
Syrian state TV has quoted an unnamed military official as saying that most of the Israeli missiles were shot down before reaching their targets near Damascus.
Russia's Defence Ministry says a Russian Mi-35 helicopter made an emergency landing for technical reasons in north-eastern Syria.
A Kurdish medium school curriculum enforced upon Arab and Kurdish students in parts of SDF-controlled northeastern Syria teaches the PKK terror group's ideology and prevents students from pursuing higher education.
The same day the UN published its latest Syria inquiry report, which classified the regime’s acts as international crimes, it also prepared to elect it to a body that protects self-determination.
The killings took place at the YPG-controlled Al Hol camp in Northeastern Syria, which houses the families of suspected Daesh terrorists.
A new Civil Status Law in Syria blocks Yazidis from forming a court to rule on personal status, a right other ethnic minorities in the country enjoy.
Russian presidential envoy Alexandr Lavrentyev says that moderate Syrian opposition makes "quite a large force" with possibilities to expand its presence in volatile Idlib, displacing radicals.
"Turkey was widely criticised when it sent forces into Syria. But today, the Syrians they protect are glad the Turks are there, despite their hardship," said Carlotta Gall, the Istanbul bureau chief for The New York Times.
Russia’s attempts to address rival strategic agendas in Syria while advancing its own objectives hold questionable attainability.
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