Category: truce

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UN Security Council weighs vote on 30-day Syria truce dedication

The UN Security Council is expected to meet to vote on a draft resolution seeking a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, as the death toll in the besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta continues to rise. The meeting, however, has already been delayed multiple times as negotiations continue over the wording of the draft resolution. The vote…

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Eastern Ghouta shelled despite ‘truce agreement’

Syrian government forces have shelled a rebel-held enclave near the capital Damascus, according to a monitor, despite the announcement of a truce a day earlier. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the towns of Douma and Arbin in Eastern Ghouta were targeted on Wednesday with artillery shells. At least one person was killed in…

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UN: Syrian authorities is of the same opinion to Jap Ghouta truce

Shelling has killed at least three people in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, according to a monitoring group, just hours before the UN announced that Syria’s government had agreed to a ceasefire in the rebel-held area after days of intense bombardment. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported the death toll a day after air…