Tag: Syria

Syria: 11 killed in government air strike

At least 11 people, mostly civilians, were killed on government air strikes in northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday. “Government warplanes carried out air strikes after midnight on several areas in the town of Ariha. The preliminary toll is 11 killed, including at least seven[Read More…]

Syria: 3 Turkish soldiers killed in Russian airstrike, Putin apologises

Russian airstrikes accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers and wounded 11 others during an operation against Islamic State in northern Syria on Thursday morning, Turkey’s military said in a statement. Russian President Vladimir Putin called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and expressed sorrow and condolences for the accidental killing, the military[Read More…]

US backs Syrian rebels with armored trucks for Raqqa fight

U.S. military says it has provided a small number of armoured vehicles to Syrian fighters hoping to defeat the Islamic State militants from their self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa. As per guardian reports, air force Col. John Dorrian says that reinforced security vehicles such as bulletproof trucks will keep the U.S.-backed[Read More…]

Global effort on girls' education defeating Taliban's purpose: Malala

Malala Yousafzai ‘heartbroken’ over Trump’s refugee policies

Yousafzai, the youngest to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, shared it in 2014 with India’s Kailash Satyarthi, a fellow education activist. She is student activist from Pakistan and a Nobel Peace laureate too. As Trump signs an order entitled: “Protection of the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States.” which[Read More…]

10 killed, 17 injured in suicide bombing in Syria

10 people were killed and 17 persons wounded on Thursday by a suicide bombing in the Kafarsuseh neighbourhood in the capital Damascus. Two suicide bombers shatter their explosives near the Muhafaza sport club in Kafarsuseh west of Damascus, as per India Today reports. The Syrian army and allied Shiite fighters[Read More…]

This Syrian artist is ‘painting on death’

Art always had a role in conflict zone. Various art forms and creative expressions fearlessly portrayed the fury of war. A 38 year-old man from Syria is converting the destructive weapon of war into fine art pieces. Akram Abo Alfoz collects the bombs and bullets that litter the shell-ridden streets[Read More…]

Syria: Ceasefire backed by Russia, Turkey officially in effect

A ceasefire across Syria, brokered by Russia and Turkey, came into force after the government and armed opposition groups accepted the truce agreement. Russian President Vladimir Putin, a key ally of Bashar al-Assad, announced the deal on Thursday after preparing the agreement with Turkey, a long time backer of the[Read More…]

Turkey, Russia agree on ceasefire in Syria: State media

Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency on Wednesday reported that both the Turkish and Russian governments have agreed the terms of a ceasefire in Syria. The ceasefire, which comes into effect on midnight, aims to expand a ceasefire in the city of Aleppo, brokered by Turkey and Russia earlier this month to[Read More…]

Russian military plane crashes in Black Sea near Sochi

A Russian military plane with 91 passengers on board has crashed into the Black Sea , Russian defence ministry said. The plane disappeared from radar 20 minutes after taking off from Sochi’s Adler airport at 7:50 am IST. “Fragments of the Tu-154 plane of the Russian defence ministry were found[Read More…]

Battle for Aleppo: Rebels burn Syrian evacuation buses

Buses assigned to evacuate civilians and rebels from Syrian villages of al-Fouya and Kefraya in Idrib province have been attacked and some burned, according to the Syrian Observatory for human Rights. On Saturday, a new plan to evacuate evacuate civilians trapped in eastern Aleppo was being blocked by Iran after[Read More…]

Aleppo: UN Security Council to vote on sending observers

The United Nations Security Council will vote on Sunday on a French proposal to send observers to the Syrian city of Aleppo to monitor evacuation and report on the protection of civilians. Despite resistance from Russia, the council will meet at 8:30 pm IST to decide on the draft resolution.[Read More…]

Aleppo: Evacuation of residents suspended

The process of evacuating tens of thousands of rebels and civilians from the last rebel-held pockets of east Aleppo has been suspended, a day after convoys of buses and ambulances began taking residents out of the city. The reason for halting the evacuation process was unclear. Anti-government activists said pro-government[Read More…]

At least 3000 civilians evacuated from east Aleppo: Red Cross

At least 3,000 civilians were evacuated from east Aleppo under a deal allowing Syria’s regime to take full control of the city after years of fighting, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. A revived agreement on a ceasefire and evacuations were announced on Thursday after the initial plan[Read More…]

Aleppo ceasefire violated; situation turns worse

Syrian government forces have renewed the shellings on the last holdouts of rebel-held eastern Aleppo, raising fears that a deal to evacuate civilians and rebels from the city may not be honoured. Journalists, activists, civilians and bloggers have been live-tweeting and updating about the catastrophe in the eastern Aleppo- one[Read More…]

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