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Syria/Russia: Incendiary Weapons Burn in Aleppo, Idlib

(Beirut) – The joint Syrian-Russian military operation has been using incendiary weapons, which burn their victims and start fires, in civilian areas of Syria in violation of international law, Human Rights Watch said today. Incendiary weapons have been used at least 18 times over the past nine weeks, including in attacks on the opposition-held areas in the
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‘They were torturing to kill’: inside Syria’s death machine “Assad Prisons”

For two years, between 2011 and 2013, the former Syrian military photographer known only as Caesar used a police computer in Damascus to copy thousands of photographs of detainees who were tortured to death in Bashar al-Assad’s jails. The media have run numerous stories about the man who managed to smuggle astonishing evidence of crimes
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Russian weather presenter forecasts perfect conditions for airstrikes on Syria

Viewers of Russian state channel, Rossiya 24 were given a special three minute forecast – on weather conditions for airstrikes in Syria. Meteorologist Ekaterina Grigorova, presented the forecast saying: “In Syria, the operation of the Russian Aerospace Forces is continuing and as experts have noted, the time chosen for it in terms of the weather
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For Those Who Remain in Syria, Daily Life Is a Nightmare

Leaving their Damascus suburb means dealing with smugglers and new risks. Staying means hiding in fields or staying “trapped at home, praying they won’t get killed” by government forces.

Syria’s Douma Market Bloodshed: Saying ‘We Told You So’ Is No Comfort

Sunday’s airstrikes on a busy market near Damascus which killed more than 100 civilians and injured nearly 500 were devastating but not in the least surprising. These attacks on Sahat al-Ghanem market in Douma in Eastern Ghouta are but the latest in a long series carried out by Bashar al-Assad’s regime on opposition-held areas. Time
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The truth about Assad’s war on Syria

At a time when the world is talking about terror and the spread of radical ISIS Islamists in Syria and Iraq, the daily atrocities of Syrian dictator Assad, in whose civil war ISIS first came into being, are being overlooked. Our reporters have interviewed Syrians who themselves took part in the murder machine for years. They recount how children were raped in front of their imprisoned fathers, how they were forced to issue false death certificates for victims of torture, and how Assad is still poisoning his people with chemical weapons. Why are we standing idly by doing nothing as a nation is destroyed?

The worst refugee crisis of our generation is happening right now

This is the biggest refugee population from a single conflict in a generation. It is a population that needs the support of the world but is instead living in dire conditions and sinking deeper into poverty.

Syria’s Mercenaries: The Afghans Fighting Assad’s War By Christoph Reuter

Syrian dictator Bashar Assad is running out of soldiers and is forced to rely on mercenaries in his ongoing battle against rebels. Many of his foreign fighters come from Afghanistan — men like Murad, who is now being held in Aleppo as a prisoner-of-war.

Syria: Death from Assad’s Chlorine By Dr.Annie Sparrow

Recently, the Syrian government has used chlorine directly against civilians as a chemical weapon. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has thus transformed a principal element of public health into a tool of both disease and terror.

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