As the Syrian regime attempts to retake eastern Ghouta, at least 50,000 people have recently fled. Their attacks have killed about 1,400 civilians in the last month alone.
Syria Conference: Organizers call for the release of prisoners
Meanwhile an advoacy group is calling for the immediate release of Syrian women and children in regime prisons. More than thirteen thousand women and children were jailed by the regime of Bashar al Assad in Syria., and 7,000 of them remain in the prisons. Rights groups say they have been subjected to torture and are living under brutal conditions.
#SyriaConference #prisoners #WarInSyria
The War in Syria: Regime continues shelling in civilian areas
Violations of the ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey in northwestern Syria have increased over the last few days. Syrian regime artillery has been shelling villages and towns in rebels-controlled Idlib province. But as Francis Collings reports, its the local civilians and displaced people who are bearing the brunt.
#Syria #Regime #Idlib
The War in Syria: Conditions improve in Afrin since YPG left area
It's been nearly a year since the end of Turkey's military operation in the northern Syrian district of Afrin. The joint operation with opposition fighters in the Free Syrian Army ended the YPG terror group's control of the region. TRT World's Shoaib Hasan has been speaking with local officials who have described how things have changed.
#war #Syria #SyrianWar
The War in Syria: Displaced Syrians look to return home
Meanwhile, Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says the creation of safe zones in northern Syria could help hundreds of thousands more people to return. Officials say that more than 300,000 refugees have returned to Syria from Turkey. Alaattin Kilic went to the northern town of Jarablus and talked to one family hoping to head home.
#WarInSyria #Syria #SyrianWar
NewsFeed – Donald Trump used Twitter to raise stakes with Turkey over Syria
- Twitter as a means of diplomatic comms. Thank you Trump
- Perfect 10 for Katelyn Ohashi
- Egg beats Kylie to become most liked picture on Instagram
- Panda Party in Malaysia
#DonaldTrump #KatelynOhashi #KylieJenner
US out of Syria | Sudanese Spring? | Texas sacks teacher over pro-Israel oath
Donald Trump says Daesh is almost gone and its time his soldiers return home from Syria. But could his decision have a deadly impact on the war? Also, deadly anti-government protests erupt in Sudan. Could they force the president from power? And why was an American teacher fired for not signing a pro-Israel oath?
#Syria #war #israel
Should the United States withdraw from Syria?
Thousands of US soldiers are leaving Syria, and there are fears the consequences could be catastrophic. Could it lead to a Daesh resurgence?
Senior Fellow at the Security Studies Group
Attorney formerly with the US Navy
Fadel Abdul Ghany
Founder of the Syrian Network for Human Rights
#Syria #withdrawal #war
The War in Syria: Displaced Syrian students attend class in tents
Without enough financial support, millions of children in Syria are either out of school, or learning in makeshift classes with little money for materials and heating. Now, teachers without salaries in Idlib province may have to quit. Obaida Hitto explains.
#Syria #TentSchools #Refugees
Refugee Crisis: Syrian homeland unknown to refugee children
Seven years of war in Syria has forced millions of people to flee the country. As a result, many Syrian children have been born or raised abroad. But one man is trying to connect them with their heritage. Sarah Balter reports.
#Syria #RefugeeCrisis #IDP
The War in Syria: Hidden IEDs threaten Syrians returning to Idlib
A spate of ceasefires and demilitarized zones have encouraged some displaced Syrians to return home. But, as Sarah Balter explains, they face a hidden danger. how it's impacted one man and his family, and how one group is trying to keep people safe.
#SyriaWar #SyrianWar #WarInSyria
The PKK-YPG connection
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US and the EU – has been responsible for the death of some 40,000 people, including women and children. The PKK is the parent organisation that goes by different names in different countries. Like the PJAK in Iran, PCDK in Iraq and the PYD in Syria. The PYD’s armed wing is the YPG. #PKK #US-Turkey
The War In Syria: Syrians turn to street vending in Raqqa
It's been a year since Daesh was driven out of the Syrian city of Raqqa. But the devastation the US-led coalition offensive caused is still evident. Civilians are turning to selling goods from the side of the street after having lost everything they own.
Syrian regime and Russian forces 'weaponised healthcare' by targeting ambulances
A new study says Syrian and Russian forces intentionally and repeatedly targeted ambulances as part of their strategy in Syria’s eight-year civil war. #syria #syriawar #medicine
NewsFeed – Racist attack on Syrian refugee in UK
- A Syrian teenager who escaped the war was brutally attacked while in school. The video is going viral
- Telling lies: The Guardian vs WikiLeaks in a question of which one is telling the truth about an alleged meeting between Julian Assange and Paul Manafort
- Where’s Mark? Facebook answers questions without their boss being there. No one is impressed
- 107-year-old cycling champ
- Mooosive Cow breaks the internet
#Syrianrefugee #racism #GuardianvsWikiLeaks
Turkey and Russia agree on a demilitarised zone in Syria's Idlib
The leaders of Turkey and Russia have agreed to create a demilitarised zone around Syria's opposition and rebel-held province of Idlib that will come into effect by October 15. Turkish and Russian soldiers will be patrolling the zone to ensure it is respected.
#Idlib #Syria #Turkey
The Idlib offensive
From Homs to Eastern Ghouta, one by one, Syria's rebel strongholds have fallen to the regime. And it appears the last rebel bastion of Idlib could be next. Randolph Nogel reports from the Turkey-Syria border.
#idlib #Syria #SyrianRegime
Hundreds of families in Idlib flee from intense airstrikes
Hundreds of families have fled their villages as Russia and the Syrian regime intensify their air strikes in Idlib province that killed at least 12 civilians over the weekend. #Syria #Idlib #Russia
Empowering Women: Centre helps refugees reintegrate into society
Turkey hosts more Syrian refugees than any other country. More than half of them are women and girls, with their own unique struggles, so NGOs near the border city of Gaziantep are stepping in to address their needs. Alaattin Kilic reports.
#Refugees #Gaziantep #Syria
The War in Syria: Erdogan, Putin, Rouhani to hold talks on Friday
This come as the leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran prepare to meet in the Iranian capital Tehran to discuss how to end the war in Syria. High on the agenda is likely to be the threat of an all-out offensive in Idlib. Syria's last de-escalation zone. Melinda Nucifora has the details.
#Syria #Idlib #Iran
The War in Syria: Russia defends military operation in Idlib
Protests have broken out in rebel-held areas of northern Syria against a possible regime offensive on Idlib. The city and its surrounding areas are the last major enclave held by rebels opposed to Syria's Bashar al-Assad. Tensions there have been rising over concerns of an imminent assault. Jacob Brown reports.
One on One: Nasr al-Hariri, head of Syrian Negotiation Commission
We speak to the head of Syrian Negotiation Commission Nasr al-Hariri.
#Syria #SyrianOpposition #WarInSyria
Aid groups brace for Assad offensive in Idlib
Meanwhile the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, is bracing for a full-scale Assad regime offensive in Idlib. The north-western city isn't just a refuge for rebel forces, but also for civilians and those displaced from other areas in Syria. The aid group says - any attack in the area could add to the millions of people who've already fled the war. Stacy Bivens reports
Boxes of Happiness: Aid hope given to Syrian schoolchildren
An animated story wants to show the realities of the brutality of the Syrian war, through the eyes of a child. It follows a boy whose toy box becomes a home, and eventually a boat he uses to try and escape the war. It is raw and encapsulates the trauma suffered by many Syrian children. Many children survive - and as Sara Firth has been finding out - a simple box can be used as a symbol of hope.
The War in Syria: Citizens of Aleppo struggle to return to normal
In Syria, thousands of people have been evacuated through deals made between the regime and the opposition forces in recent years. Many of them are still trying to bring their lives back to normal. But for some with lifelong injuries, it's been even more difficult. Rahul Radhakrishnan reports.