Syria: Syrian forces uncover Saudi chemical weapons agents in Aleppo

Syrian forces engaged in mop-up operation in Aleppo’s recently retaken areas have discovered Saudi-produced chemical weapons agents left behind by foreign-backed terrorists in the city. Syria’s official SANA news agency reported on Wednesday that the chemical materials were found by an army unit in a depot in the Old City of Aleppo. Sulfur, chlorine and… Read More Syria: Syrian forces uncover Saudi chemical weapons agents in Aleppo

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Aleppo battle: Hundreds leave Syria city as evacuations resume

Evacuations have resumed from east Aleppo, with buses and ambulances leaving rebel areas of the Syrian city, a UN official says. At least 350 people have reportedly left rebel enclaves in convoys, heading west towards government territory. Earlier, buses sent to take people out of government-controlled areas, besieged by rebels, were set alight, halting the… Read More Aleppo battle: Hundreds leave Syria city as evacuations resume

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BREAKING! Aleppo battle: Rebels burn Syria evacuation buses

Several buses en route to evacuate the sick and injured from two government-held villages in Syria’s Idlib province have been burned by rebels. The convoy was travelling to Foah and Kefraya, besieged by rebel fighters. Pro-government forces are demanding people be allowed to leave the mainly Shia villages in order for the evacuation of east… Read More BREAKING! Aleppo battle: Rebels burn Syria evacuation buses

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Syria Aleppo: Thousands wait as exodus from city halts

The evacuation of east Aleppo has been halted, with reports of shooting and rebels accused of failing to respect a deal to lift sieges of their own. At least 6,000 civilians and rebels are said to have left Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, since Thursday after the government recaptured most of the city. Among the evacuees… Read More Syria Aleppo: Thousands wait as exodus from city halts

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Syria: Woman in Aleppo writes suicide note then takes her life to avoid rape

Women in the besieged Aleppo have been committing suicide in order to escape the nightmarish life that has become a reality for the people of Aleppo. As at Wednesday morning, no fewer than 20 women committed suicide to avoid being raped by the Syrian Army. This is according to Abdullah Othman, head of the Consultative… Read More Syria: Woman in Aleppo writes suicide note then takes her life to avoid rape

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Aleppo battle: Evacuation of rebel-held east ‘under way’

An operation to evacuate a rebel-held enclave in the Syrian city of Aleppo is now under way, Red Cross officials say. The ICRC is bringing out 200 wounded people. A fleet of ambulances and buses was also seen heading into eastern areas as part of a wider evacuation. Fighters and civilians had been due to… Read More Aleppo battle: Evacuation of rebel-held east ‘under way’

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BREAKING NEWS: Aleppo battle ends as Syria rebel deal reached

Military action has ended in eastern Aleppo, Russia’s ambassador to the UN has said. Vitaly Churkin said the government had re- established control over the last areas of the city held by rebels. The announcement, if confirmed, brings to an end more than four years of vicious fighting. Earlier Mr Churkin said an arrangement had… Read More BREAKING NEWS: Aleppo battle ends as Syria rebel deal reached

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Syria, Aleppo battle: UN chief warns of ‘atrocities against civilians’

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced alarm “over reports of atrocities against a large number of civilians” in Aleppo. Mr Ban urged all the sides, particularly Syria’s government and its allies, to protect civilians. UN humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland earlier said Syria and Russia were “accountable” for any atrocities committed by pro-government militias. Rebels inside… Read More Syria, Aleppo battle: UN chief warns of ‘atrocities against civilians’

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Aleppo battle: ‘Forgotten’ civilians moved from Syria frontline

The Red Cross says it has evacuated 148 mostly disabled and elderly civilians found in a part of the Syrian city of Aleppo recently recaptured by the army. They were trapped for days inside a former old people’s home in what was a rebel-held part of the Old City because of heavy fighting nearby. Many… Read More Aleppo battle: ‘Forgotten’ civilians moved from Syria frontline

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