» 01/02/2014, 00.00
2013, the bloodiest year for Syria with more than 73 thousand deaths
Most of those killed were military or armed rebels , but there are also tens of thousands of civilians among the victims. International community accused of being concerned about use of chemical weapons, but not about massacres.
02/01/2015 SYRIA - IRAQ
Death toll in Syria and Iraq more than double in 2014
More than 90,000 people were killed last year: more than 76,000 in Syria and 15,000 in Iraq. However, activists say the actual figure is likely much higher because of the lack of verifiable statistics from areas under the control of the Islamic State.
08/01/2014 SYRIA - UNITED NATIONS
First ship carrying chemical weapons leaves Syrian port of Latakia
The Danish ship left yesterday evening with nine containers of highly toxic material, and is now in international waters, with security enforced by Russian, Chinese, Syrian and Norwegian Navy vessels. The first shipment was supposed to leave by 31 December. Islamist rebels and extremists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant continue to fight each other in northern Syria.
Damascus ready to discuss Assad's resignation
Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil makes the announcement in Moscow where he is discussing possible new presidential elections. For the United States, there wasn't "anything terribly new" in his statement. Jamil refuses preconditions on talks. In the capital, 42 civilians die. Four foreign journalists have also died since the uprising began.
16/09/2013 UN - US- RUSSIA - SYRIA
UN confirms chemical weapons used in Syria
Ban Ki-moon receives long-awaited report, which contains "convincing evidence" from "environmental, chemical and medical samples". However, those responsible for the attack are not yet known. Washington and Moscow remain at loggerheads as sources within the US defence community say rebels were behind the Ghouta massacre.
Nuncio to Syria: war is escalating as UN calls for clarity on chemical attacks
The coming hours will be decisive in Damascus, Archbishop Mario Zenari tells AsiaNews. Franciscan monastery is hit in the capital; Syrian Catholic priest is wounded. UN Security Council continues to monitor the situation closely.
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