Contents tagged with SOHR

  • Putin and Macron discuss the situation in Syria

    The French president Emmanuel Macron and Russian president Vladimir Putin had a phone conversation on Saturday, July 21, according to the Kremlin’s press office. In the conversation, they discussed “a series of current international and regional issues,” with special attention paid to the question of Syria.

    In particular, Putin and Macron discussed the humanitarian crisis in Syria, and the implementation of “a joint Russian-French initiative to provide aid for the population of Eastern Ghouta. …

  • Human rights activists: Russia used napalm bombs during air strikes in Syria

    Human rights activists accuse the Russian air force of bombing the Syrian city of Arbin, killing 37 civilians, Deutsche Welle reports.

    According to a twitter post by the Syrian humanitarian organization White Helmets on Friday, March 23, napalm bombs were used during the attack. The majority of victims were women and children, the activists noted.

    The White Helmets have repeatedly reported in recent days on the bombings committed by Russian aircraft in the Idlib area.

    The Syrian Observatory …

  • Assad’s troops attack Eastern Ghouta in defiance of armistice

    Despite the daily humanitarian breaks imposed by Russia, Syrian government troops are advancing deeper into the suburbs of Damascus in Eastern Ghouta. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the army of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has already captured several villages. 

    According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Syrian government may let a convoy carrying medical supplies and food for 180,000 people enter Duma, one of the districts of Eastern Ghouta, …