The Iranian regime continues executions of prisoners despite all the appeals and objections raised by Amnesty International and many other human rights organizations.
Yesterday, Amnesty International reported that Behrouz Alkhani, a 30-year-old man from Iran’s Kurdish minority was transferred out of Orumiyeh prison’s general ward and placed in solitary confinement in preparation for his imminent execution, despite the fact that he was still awaiting the outcome of a Supreme Court appeal.
According to information provided by local sources, Behrouz Alkhani and five ordinary prisoners have been executed in Orumiyeh city of Rojhilat (East) Kurdistan this morning. Read more
Telegraph: Germany drops EU rules to allow in Syrian refugees: Country has suspended deporting asylum-seekers from Syria under the EU’s controversial Dublin Regulation
Many Syrian refugees are entering Europe via Greece via arduous sea journeys Photo: REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Germany has quietly stopped enforcing European Union rules under which Syrians fleeing the civil war face deportation, it has emerged, as thousands of migrants continued to pour through the Balkans towards Western Europe on Monday. Read more
ANF: ISIS kidnaps 19 Arab citizens from a village in Kobanê
ISIS gangs have kidnapped 19 Arab people from the village of Qulan to the south of Kobanê.
According to reports by local sources, gangs affiliated to the barbaric Islamist organization of ISIS kidnapped 19 inhabitants from the Qulan village last night.
YPG forces have arrived the area and started an operation against ISIS gangs upon the demand of local people in the village which remains outside the YPG-held area.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Jabhat al-Nusra is still detaining a member of the foreign relations office in YPG
Aleppo province: Jabhat al-Nusra is still detaining a member of the foreign relations office in YPG, as he was captured during his stay out of Afrin area. The YPG warned Jabhat al-Nusra and gave it full responsibility on his life. Clashes took place after midnight around the scientific research building and around Beniamin area near Aleppo between Islamic battalions and regime force. Clashes also took place between the two sides around Jam’ia al-Zahraa neighborhood.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: More than 200 Syrian civilians, half of them children and women, killed in US led coalition airstrikes in the last 11 months
SOHR documented the death of 3414 people at least since the beginning of the U.S led coalition airstrikes on Syria in September 23, until this morning August 23, hundreds others were wounded as well, vast majority IS extremists. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Barrel bombs dropped on the city of Aleppom while clashes break out in the countryside of Aleppo
ANF: Turkish soldiers kill a civilian, injure another at Efrîn border
Turkish soldiers opened fire on Rojava residents who attempted the cross the border from Dêrsiwanê village in Efrîn’s Sherawa district into Northern Kurdistan.
A 70-year-old civilian by the name of Mihemed El-Salim lost his life and another civilian Mihemed Xalid Bilal (32) was wounded in the attack. Bilal remains under treatment at Avrîn Hospital in Efrîn.
Two days ago, Turkish soldiers rained bullets on four people from Efrîn who crossed the border between Bakûrê (North) and Rojava (West Kurdistan) from Mamela village in Efrîn’s Raco district.
Ssoldiers captured the four Rojava citizens near Meydan Ikbis village of Raco, and released them later after subjecting them to torture and threats while under custody. The four people were however targeted by soldiers once again as they were on their way back to Efrîn. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: About 36000 civilians killed and wounded while dozens of thousands displaced in 10 months of intense aerial bombardment by the regime air force
The helicopters dropped 18038 barrel bombs on different areas in the provinces of Rif Dimashq, Aleppo, Homs, Hama, al- Hasakah, Deir Ezzor, al- Quneitera, al- Suwaydaa, Daraa, Idlib and Lattakia
Meanwhile, the warplanes carried out at least 15338 raids on areas in the provinces of Damascus, Rif Dimashq, Aleppo, Homs, Hama, al- Hasakah, Deir Ezzor, al- Raqqa, al- Quneitera, Daraa, al- Suwaydaa, Idlib and Lattakia. Read more
Syrian refugees arrive on a dinghy at the Greek island of Kos after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from Turkey to Greece, August 15, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
ANF: Casualties reported in blast in Qamishlo
A blast has occurred near the Qamishlo Asayish (Publis Security) Headquarters in Enteriyê neighborhood this morning.
A truck laden with explosives was detonated near the Qamishlo Asayish Headquarters at around 09:20 in the morning. The blast has reportedly left many civilians dead or wounded.
Asayish forces are continuing their examinations at the scene.
Every day … more bombs dropping and killing people, one group killing another in various parts of Syria.
Reuters: EU migrant arrivals pass record 100,000 in July – border agency
BRUSSELS – Nearly 110,000 migrants were tracked entering the EU in July by irregular means, official data showed on Tuesday, setting a record as the influx continues, notably of Syrians reaching Greek islands from Turkey.
The European Union’s border control agency Frontex said that it had detected some 107,500 people arriving outside regular channels in July, a sharp increase on the previous record set in June of over 70,000, and more than three times as many as it registered in the same month last year. Read more
ANF: ISIS Emir captured by YPG: Turkey satisfies all of our needs
ISIS Emir Yasin Ebdileziz Egumi was captured by YPG forces during the ISIS attack on Kobanê on June 25, and said that all critically injured gang members received treatment in Turkey, which gives logistic support to ISIS.
The Turkish state gives economic as well as military and political support to ISIS. ISIS gangs fighting against Kurds in Rojava (West Kurdistan) receive the biggest external support from Turkey, which continues to fail convincing the world that it is fighting against ISIS since its collaboration with the gangs became exposed. ISIS Emir Yasin Ebdileziz Egumi was captured by YPG forces during the ISIS attack on Kobanê on June 25, and confessed to Turkey’s military and logistic support to ISIS by saying that the group that carried out the June 25 massacre entered Kobanê from Turkey. ISIS Emir Egumi spoke to ANF, and you can find the English version of this interview translated by ANF English service below.
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