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At least 70 killed in suspected chemical attack in Douma

Waar Media - 2018-04-08 13:10
WAAR-DUHOK: At least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, rescuers and medics say. Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basem ...

Thousands more leave Syria's Ghouta in withdrawal deal

Reuters - 2018-03-27 10:10
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Some 7,000 people departed eastern Ghouta for Syrian rebel-held territory near the Turkish border on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, under an agreement arranged by Russia to surrender the enclave to the Syrian gov ...

WATCH: Asad Drives Alone on Ghouta Streets

BAS News - 2018-03-19 09:42
ERBIL - A footage has been published on social media showing the Syrian president Bashar al-Asad driving alone in the Syria's eastern Ghouta. Since the beginning of the civil war in Syria in 2011, Ghouta has always been in the hands of the opposition gro ...

Thousands of Civilians Flee Besieged Rebel-Held Enclave in Syria

The Wall Street Journal - 2018-03-16 07:25
Thousands of civilians fled Eastern Ghouta on Thursday as Syrian regime forces advanced further into the rebel-held enclave near the capital, while Turkish forces intensified their assault on the Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin in the north. ...

Syrian Regime Uses Chemical Weapons in Ghouta: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-15 10:21
ERBIL - The Syrian regime has once again attacked the Eastern Ghouta with chemical chlorine gas overnight on Wednesday, a report said. The White Helmets, also known as the Syrian Civil Defence, revealed on Thursday that the Syrian government has used che ...

Turkey intensifies shelling on Syrian town, killing 7

Seattle Times - 2018-03-15 05:59
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish forces shelled the Kurdish-held northern Syrian town of Afrin on Wednesday killing at least seven people, Kurdish forces reported, as government shelling and airstrikes killed at least 20 civilians in the besieged eastern Ghouta enc ...

France's Hollande Calls for No Fly Zones in Syria

BAS News - 2018-03-12 21:45
ERBIL - France's former president Francois Hollande on Monday called for no-fly zones over the Kurdish enclave of Afrin and eastern Ghouta suburb, said a report. “It is not possible to celebrate the liberation of parts of Syria and to let the whole popul ...

UN Aid Convoy Reaches Ghouta: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-09 11:26
ERBIL - An aid convoy of Arab Red Crescent reached Syria's eastern Ghouta on Friday after the Syrian regime paused its attacks on the enclave for the first time since the beginning of a massive ground offensive on the area, according to Reuters. "The sit ...

Tablet Magazine: Requiem for Syria

Justice for Kurds - 2018-03-08 23:53
There will be more ceasefires in Eastern Ghouta and more violations thereof. More resolutions from the United Nations laboriously pursued by France and blithely gutted of all meaning by Russia. There will be more smothered children and more chlorine gas d ...

Russia Should Go Beyond Humanitarian Corridors in Syria

International Crisis Group - 2018-03-08 19:32
Russia’s proposal for humanitarian corridors for Eastern Ghouta and Rukban camp have little chance of mitigating suffering there. Instead, Moscow should push for a negotiated resolution of Eastern Ghouta through UN Security Council Resolution 2401 and se ...

Erdoğan, Rouhani Discuss Eastern Ghouta

BAS News - 2018-03-08 01:40
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani discuss over the phone on March 7 the ongoing crisis in Syria. Erdoğan and Rouhani spoke about putting an end to the “humanitarian tragedy” in Ghouta, where regime ...

70 People Killed in Syria's Ghouta Since Monday: REPORT

BAS News - 2018-03-06 12:01
ERBIL - At least 70 civilians have been killed in Syria's Eastern Ghouta due to the bombardments carried out by the regime warplanes since Monday evening, said a report. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), at least 70 people were ...

Turkey commits massacres in Afrin, NATO taking pulse of Baghdad

ANHA - 2018-03-06 11:11
Arab newspapers said that Turkey intensified its attacks on civilians in Afrin in conjunction with the concern of the international community to the conditions of the eastern Ghouta, and struck the UN resolution is a wall and committed massacres in it, an ...

Trump, May blame Syria, Russia for Eastern Ghouta humanitarian woes

Waar Media - 2018-03-05 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Donald Trump and British leader Theresa May agreed Sunday that Russia and Syria are responsible for the “heart-breaking human suffering” in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus, the prime minister’s office ...

Escalation shelling , regime controls several areas in al-Ghouta

ANHA - 2018-03-04 12:36
NEWS DESK – The aerial bombardment of several areas in the eastern al-Ghouta amid the advance and control of the regime forces on several areas in the eastern and southern fronts. Since the 18th of last February, the eastern al-Ghouta has been subjected t ...

Clashes in eastern al-Ghouta amid advance of regimes’ forces

ANHA - 2018-02-28 11:48
NEWS DESK -Violent clashes between the regime’s forces and the Army of Islam mercenaries continue on several fronts in the eastern Ghouta, amid the advance of the regime’s forces in the Hawash al-Dwahra axis. Areas in the city of Duma are also subjected t ...

Russia orders five-hour daily truce in Syria’s eastern Ghouta

Roji Kurd - 2018-02-27 00:05
Vladimir Putin has ordered a daily five-hour ceasefire in the besieged Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta, a development that could ease the bombing but falls far short of the UN’s demand for a full 30-day truce across the country. Roji Kurd: Sergei Shoigu, ...

Putin Orders 5-Hour Daily Truce in Syria’s Ghouta

BAS News - 2018-02-26 23:40
ERBIL — Russia will impose a five-hour daily ceasefire in Syria’s eastern Ghouta as the city is suffering from a humanitarian crisis under heavy bombardment of Syrian regime. President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered the truce from 9am to 2pm each day, ...

Russia Plans Civilian Evacuation from Syria’s Ghouta

BAS News - 2018-02-26 23:40
ERBIL — The Syrian Regime will abide by a five-hour daily truce in eastern Ghouta to allow the evacuation of civilians from the troubled city, said Russia’s Ministry of Defence. The report comes after President Vladimir Putin ordered the partial ceasefir ...

Syrian Regime Bombards Ghouta After UN Ceasefire Resolution

BAS News - 2018-02-26 16:09
ERBIL - At least 36 civilians have been killed in the Damuscus suburb of Eastern Ghouta due to the Syrian regime’s bombardments during the last 24 hours, Sky News reported. The regime's attacks come after the UN Security Council approved a 30-day ceasefi ...

14 persons lost their lives, others were reported suffocated

ANHA - 2018-02-26 11:39
NEWS DESK – 14 people lost their lives in air and missile bombing by the regime forces on several areas in the eastern Ghouta, while there is detection of citizens’ suffocation cases without knowing the suffocation causes. According to the Syrian Observat ...
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