Étiqueté : Ghouta

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UN: ‘Mindless human suffering’ must consequence in East Ghouta

The United Nations says it is alarmed by « the extreme escalation in hostilities » in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta and called for « immediate » end to bombardment of the rebel-held area that has left more than 100 people dead since Sunday. « The recent escalation of violence compounds an already precarious humanitarian situation, » Panos Moumtzis, the UN’s regional humanitarian coordinator for…

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War video display: 35 tedious in Japanese Ghouta in final 24 hours

At least 35 civilians have been killed near Damascus in less than 24 hours in heavy bombardment by Syrian government forces as they prepare a ground operation to recapture the opposition-held enclave, a war monitor group said. Air raids and artillery fired on Eastern Ghouta – a suburb of the Syrian capital – killed at…

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Elusive encourage reaches Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta

An international aid convoy has delivered food and humanitarian supplies to a besieged, rebel-held area near Damascus, the first such distribution to reach Syria’s Eastern Ghouta since late November. The convoy delivered supplies to « over 7,000 civilians for a month » in the town of Nashabiyah, about 19km east of Damascus, on Wednesday, said Jakob Kern,…

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Air assaults on Japanese Ghouta and Idlib abolish practically 200

The death toll in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta suburb and Idlib province has climbed to at least 180, as Syrian government and Russian forces continued their air attacks on the rebel-held areas for a fourth day.  At least 34 civilians, including 12 children and a woman, were killed in Eastern Ghouta, a rebel enclave on the outskirts…

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Extra than A hundred and ten folks killed in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

Russian and Syrian government forces have killed at least 110 civilians over the past 48 hours in Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of the capital Damascus, according to residents and monitoring groups. On Monday, 30 civilians were killed in air raids; on the following day, 80 more were killed. At least 22 children and 21 women…

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US accuses Syria chemical weapons attack in East Ghouta

The United States has accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons against its people. US State Department spokesman Heather Nauert said on Thursday that reports of chlorine gas being used against civilians in Eastern Ghouta were « very concerning ». « Russia is making the wrong choice by not exercising its unique influence. To allow [the] Syria…

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Syria: Ceasefire violations reported in Jap Ghouta

Syrian activists have accused Bashar al-Assad’s regime of violating a fragile ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta, the last remaining rebel stronghold near the capital, Damascus. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said at least five rocket and artillery shells targeted the besieged enclave in the early hours of Saturday, shortly after a Russian-negotiated ceasefire had come into effect. Mohammed Alloush, a senior…

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Ceasefire takes pause in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

A Russian-negotiated ceasefire has gone into effect in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, the last remaining rebel stronghold near the capital, Damascus. The truce, which started Saturday, is expected to bring temporary relief to an estimated 400,000 people in the area suffering from acute food and medicine shortages. Eastern Ghouta has been under a government siege since…

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Civilians die in air strikes on Syria’s Japanese Ghouta

At least 23 civilians have been killed in aerial bombardment carried out by Syrian government forces in rebel-held parts of the Eastern Ghouta district, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). Both the monitor and the Syrian Civil Defence, a group of volunteer first responders, said at least 18 people died in a double-tap air…

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Authorities air raids intensify in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

Beirut, Lebanon – The videos show chaotic scenes: first responders rush to evacuate wounded civilians in a marketplace, while others pull an injured man, covered in dust, out of the rubble of a stone home and onto a stretcher. Dozens of people have been killed in a recent spike in violence in Syria. At least 40…