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Family identify son among 'Caesar' torture photos

Jun 27, 2020

Writer Adnan Al-Ziraii’s family confirmed that they had identified his photo today (above left, alongside an earlier photo of him) amongst the latest tranche of Caesar photos to be released, with the heartbreaking discovery providing verification that he had died under torture in an Assad regime prison.

10 Iranian-backed militiamen killed in airstrikes by unidentified planes in central Syria - report

Jun 26, 2020

Just two days after alleged Israeli airstrikes targeted a number of sites around Syria, 10 pro-Iranian militia members were killed in airstrikes by unidentified aircraft in central Syria on Thursday night, according to the local Ayn Al-Furat news source.

Russia quits UN system aimed at protecting hospitals, aid in Syria

Jun 26, 2020

Russia has quit a United Nations arrangement that aimed to protect hospitals and humanitarian aid deliveries in Syria from being hit by the warring parties, according to a UN note to aid groups seen on Thursday.

The Russian move comes after an internal UN inquiry in April found it was “highly probable” that the Syrian regime or its allies carried out attacks on three healthcare facilities, a school and a refuge for children in northwest Syria last year.

10 Syrian Governorates form new union to support political reform

Jun 24, 2020

The political bodies representing ten Syrian governorates have formed a collective union, called the ‘Union of Political Authorities for the Syrian Governorates’, with the head of the new body telling Syria Call reporting that it will work to achieve the objectives of the Syrian revolution.

Air raids on Suwayda, Deir Ezzor leave dead and wounded amongst Assad’s militias

Jun 24, 2020

Aerial bombardment of rural areas of As-Suwayda and Deir Ezzor in Syria on Tuesday evening reportedly killed and wounded several Assad regime militiamen.

The regime's ‘SANA’ agency claimed that regime air defenses responded to the planes which carried out the bombing of the militias’ bases.

SANA claimed that the bombardment targeted the Kabbagb area, west of Deir Ezzor and the Al-Sukhna area, in addition to sites near the city of Sallakh, in the south of As-Suwayda.

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.

Revolutionary factions thwarts infiltration attempt by Russian militias on Jabal Zawiya axis in S. Idlib

Jun 21, 2020

The National Liberation Front thwarted an infiltration attempt by Russian militias on Saturday night to advance on the axis of Jabal Al-Zawiya in the southern Idlib countryside following hours of heavy fighting.

"The militias tried just after midnight to move towards Benin fields on the eastern axis of the Jabal Zawiya area," a military source in the National Front told Call Syria, adding: "However, our fighters stationed on the axis were able to discover the attempt and repelled the advance groups."

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.

Russia Takes Palmyra Airbase From Assad Regime: Report

Jun 16, 2020

Military sources told Zaman al-Wasl that Russia has taken full control of Palmyra Military Airbase in the Syrian desert from regime forces, making it the fifth Russian military base in Syria.

A Russian military delegation took official control of the airport at a meeting with a delegation of Assad regime officials headed by the commander of the 22nd Air Force Brigade, Maj. Gen Tawfiq Muhammad Khaddour in early June. The airport has now been evacuated from all Iranian presence and from all regime-related military and logistical forces, a private source said.

Regime detains more protesters as demonstrations continue in Al-Suwayda

Jun 16, 2020

The number of civilians detained by the regime's security branches in Suwayda, southern Syria increased on Monday (June 15), with more being detained over their participation in popular demonstrations calling for the fall of the Assad regime.

According to a report from the website Suwayda 24, "The Assad regime arrested eight people today, who are Salman Faraj, Abdul Rahman Brik, Rowad Sadiq, Bashar Tarabiya, Hussam Mazhar, Safwan Obaid, Nasser Azzam,a' and Ihsan Muhammad."

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