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Kuwait concerned over Syrian child rights

GENEVA, March 13, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait Tuesday voiced extreme concern over Syrian children’s rights violations. Addressing the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), held between Nov 26 and March 24, Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the UN and Other International Organizations in Geneva Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim …

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Syria war has killed more than 350,000 in 7 years: monitor

Beirut, March 12, 2018 (AFP) -Seven years of conflict in Syria have left more than 350,000 people dead, according to an updated overall death toll released Monday by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Britain-based monitoring group, which relies on an extensive network of sources on the ground across …

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Assad forces splinter rebel enclave – Turkey lashes out against NATO

HAMMURIYEH, Syria, March 11, (Agencies): New air strikes and barrel bombs pounded Syria’s eastern Ghouta on Sunday as government forces pressed a three-week advance that splintered the rebel enclave and trapped dozens under collapsed buildings. Defying global calls for a ceasefire, Syria’s government has pursued a ferocious Russian-backed air campaign …

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Assad pummels Ghouta – Joint push against Kurds

HAMMURIYEH, Syria, March 8, (Agencies): Syrian forces pursued a relentless air and ground offensive against eastern Ghouta on Thursday, moving closer to retaking the rebel enclave but also depriving desperate civilians of vital aid. More than 900 civilians have been killed in the nearly three-week assault on the last rebel …

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Syrian rebels say will defend Ghouta, not negotiating withdrawal

BEIRUT, March 7 (Reuters) – Syrian rebels in eastern Ghouta will defend the territory and there are no negotiations over a withdrawal that has been proposed by Russia, the military spokesman for one of the main eastern Ghouta rebel groups said on Wednesday. “There are no negotiations about this subject. …

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Violence halts aid to Syria’s Ghouta – Russian military plane crash kills 32

BEIRUT, March 6, (AP): The first aid delivery in weeks to reach the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus was cut short after Syrian government forces began shelling the area while aid workers were still inside, a local council said Tuesday, amid a renewed escalation in the government’s deadly aerial and …

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Syria bombing claims 45

BEIRUT, March 5, (Agencies): Syrian regime bombardment on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta killed at least 45 civilians on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Britain-based war monitor said at least 19 of the victims were killed in the town of Hammuriyeh, where regime aircraft used …

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In Syria’s Ghouta, shelters are tombs for the living

BEIRUT (AP) — There have been many goodbyes in eastern Ghouta — more than 600 in the past two weeks. That is the estimated number of civilians killed in the Syrian military’s offensive to recapture the region adjacent to the capital, Damascus, under opposition control for nearly six years. There …

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Assad retakes quarter of enclave

DAMASCUS, March 4, (Agencies): Syria’s regime has seized control of over a quarter of rebel-held eastern Ghouta on the edge of Damascus after two weeks of devastating bombardment, sending hundreds of civilians into flight, a monitor said Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime forces had advanced to …

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Russia says militants impose curfew in Syria’s Ghouta

MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) – Militants in Syria’s eastern Ghouta have imposed a curfew in areas under their control to prevent civilians from leaving through a humanitarian corridor while a truce is in place, Interfax news agency reported, citing Russian military. The rebels have also banned mass gatherings of civilians, …

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