Syria

A new report by Amnesty International says Syrian rebel groups backed by the United States and its allies are committing serious violations of International Humanitarian Law, including abductions, torture and summary killings.

Foreign-backed Takfiri militants have fired rockets at several neighborhoods in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, killing at least eight people.

 Syria stressed that the continuing terrorist attacks on residential neighborhoods in Aleppo city is proof of the hypocrisy of the countries that claim to be combating terrorism, and also constitute evidence of the lack of seriousness of countries such as France and Britain in combating terrorism.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has expressed serious concern for the estimated 300,000 people trapped in eastern Aleppo City, due to heavy clashes along the Castello road, the only road in and out of that part of the city.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the abhorrent attack carried out yesterday in Idlib city, Syria, which hit a vegetable market and the only bakery in the area.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned an attack carried out today near the Sayidda Zeinab shrine in a Damascus suburb of Syria, in which several civilians were killed and many others wounded.

A car bomb and an attacker wearing an explosive vest struck an area close to a holy shrine on the suburbs of the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Heads of Iranian and Syrian Joint Security Working Group on Tuesday signed letter of understanding on joint campaign against terrorism and organized crimes, drug-trafficking and borders security.

The top United Nations relief official said today he remains extremely concerned about the welfare of civilians across Syria, who he said continue to face “horrific deprivation and violence,” particularly those trapped in besieged areas.

Syria crisis has no military solution and the Syrian people themselves should decide their future, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Sunday.

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