» 02/07/2018, 10.05
SYRIA - UN
UN appeal for a humanitarian truce. But war rages on in Syria
The United Nations calls for an "immediate cessation of hostilities" to promote "the distribution of humanitarian aid, the evacuation of the injured and the sick". It also re-launches charges against the government army for the use of chemical weapons. Damascus continues its siege of the rebel enclave on the outskirts of the capital and in the province of Idlib.
31/01/2017 11:54:00 SYRIA
Militiamen evacuated from Wadi Barada. Damascus water crisis ends
Nearly 1,200 militants have left the area with their families. Convoys headed towards Idlib, Syria's main jihadist center. The area also main source of water supply for Damascus. Damaged supply lines repaired supplies.
21/02/2018 10:55:00 SYRIA - TURKEY
Syrian army come to aid of Afrin’s Kurdish militias against Turkish offensive
Pro-government forces have reached the autonomous region to the north, where YPJ Kurds are holding off an attack by Turkish forces. Erdogan threatens to besiege the area to bend the Kurdish resistance. International diplomacy fears an escalation of the conflict between Damascus and Ankara. A desperate situation envelopes East Ghouta.
27/12/2017 11:24:00 SYRIA - RUSSIA
Goutha,'medical evacuation' operations are under way. Rebels no to Russian peace congress
Some patients in "critical" conditions were transferred to the capital, including 130 children in need of urgent care. The area has been under siege by the Syrian army for years. Moscow proposes a "national peace dialogue" in Sochi for the end of January. Offer rejected by dozens of anti-Assad groups.
31/03/2017 10:25:00 UN - USA - SYRIA
US Ambassador to the UN: removal of Assad no longer "a priority"
For a long time the United States looks to other objectives, including the fight against the Islamic State. US Secretary of State: The future president will be decided "by the Syrian people." Criticism from the anti-Assad opposition: "unpleasant" words, "contradictory" messages.
26/08/2016 09:49:00 SYRIA
Daraya: Deal reached to evacuate besieged town after four years
Both sides reached an agreement to allow civilians and rebels to leave the area. Since 2012 residents are under siege and face bombings and shortages of food, water and power. Washington and Moscow is due to hold talks focused on targeting Islamic State. In Aleppo 11 children had been killed in a barrel bomb attack.
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