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Knife Attack on Assad regime checkpoint in Damascus countryside: report

Jun 23, 2020

An Assad regime military checkpoint in the eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside was reportedly attacked on Sunday evening by unknown persons with weapons including knives and axes.

"The barrier that was attacked was located in the vicinity of the city of Arbin in Eastern Ghouta; as a result, four people were wounded, and one of them was said to be in critical condition," revealed Call Syria, citing local sources.

US doesn't want to oust Assad: envoy

The US is no longer demanding that Syrian regime leader Bashar al-Assad step down from office, and is instead seeking a radical change in the regime's behavior, President Donald Trump's special envoy for the country's conflict said Monday.

"We are not demanding total victory. We are not saying that Assad has to go," Ambassador James Jeffrey said during a virtual conference hosted by the Washington, D.C.-based Middle East Institute think tank.

Dozens of youths from Suwayda recruited to fight as mercenaries in Libya by Russia, Assad regime: report

Jun 22, 2020

The local Suwayda 24 network has published an investigation, including detailed information and documents, revealing operations to recruit dozens of young Syrians from the Suwayda governorate, who are being conscripted in order to be transferred to Libya where they’re used as mercenaries alongside Haftar’s militias.

Elderly Syrian man dies of heart attack while searching for a picture of his only son among the ‘Caesar’ photos

Jun 22, 2020

An elderly Syrian man, named as Nader Aboud Abu Yousef, died on Sunday after suffering a heart attack while searching for a picture of his only son, who was detained by the Syrian regime, among the leaked ‘Caesar’ photographs.

Clashes Between Syrian Regime Army and Iranian Militias Leave Several Dead: Report

Clashes between Syrian regime forces and Iranian militias have reportedly been raging in the Syrian city of Albukamal over the last few days, coinciding with the targeting of a bus transporting members of Assad’s forces in the south of the country.

The Syrian and Lebanese meltdowns go hand-in-hand as the race to collapse continues in Venezuela and Iran

By Raghida Dergham

All roads lead to Tehran according to the pattern of American sanctions extending from Venezuela to Syria through Lebanon - but this does not negate the importance of targeting senior figures in these nations, led by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Syrian Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah.

German police arrest Syrian doctor for crimes against humanity

Jun 22, 2020

Federal prosecutors have arrested a Syrian doctor working in Germany for crimes against humanity. He is suspected of beating an epileptic prisoner while working for the Syrian military intelligence agency.

German federal prosecutors arrested a Syrian doctor for suspected crimes against humanity and grievous bodily harm, they announced on Monday.

The case is an expansion of Germany's legal campaign against the alleged enforcers of Bashar Assad's tyrannical suppression of human rights.

A Short History of the Syrian Revolution: Video

Jun 20, 2020

Have you ever heard that "Syria is too complex to understand?"

Do you ask, what happened in Syria? What and why were Syrians protesting? Who is fighting in Syria? Is Assad that bad? Who used chemical weapons in Syria? Who was opposing the Syrian government? What do the Syrian people even want? Is the Syrian war simply ISIS vs. Assad? What is Russia's role in Syria? Why are there more than 6.5 million Syrian refugees worldwide- what are they escaping? #WhySyriansARefugees #WorldRefugeeDay2020

Protests Over Deteriorating Living Conditions in Damascus Region

Jun 20, 2020

"A number of young men have protested in Eastern Ghouta in the past two days over the deteriorating living conditions, especially with the collapse of the Syrian pound and the failure of the Assad regime to take any action," according to local sources in Damascus countryside.

The Caesar Act and a Pathway Out of Conflict in Syria

By Steven Heydemann, Brookings Institution

On June 17, the most wide-ranging U.S. sanctions ever applied against Syria went into effect. The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, passed into law as part of the most recent National Defense Authorization Act, dramatically expands the authority of the U.S. government to sanction businesses, individuals, and government institutions for economic activities that support the Assad regime’s ability to wage war.

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