Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Approximately 126 thousand people killed in Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented 125,835 casualties since the beginning of the Syrian uprising in 18/3/2011, from the first protestor shot and killed in Der’a, up till 1/12/2013.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Aleppo province: Rebel fighters launched several domestic rockets on regime strongholds in the 80th division, no reports of human losses. 1 rebel fighter was killed by clashes with regular forces in Reef Hama. 24 civilians, including 2 women and 4 children, were killed so far by explosive barrels dropped by the airforce on the al-Souq al-Masqouf area in al-Bab city, the number is likely to increase because there are dozens of injuries, some of which are in a critical state, and there are reports of corpses still under the rubble. A woman and a young girl from one family were killed by aerial bombardment on parts of the Deir Hafer town. Read more
20 dead in air strikes in Syria’s Aleppo province: BEIRUT – At least 20 people, including seven women and a child, were killed in an aerial bombardment on Saturday of Al-Bab in Syria’s Aleppo province, an NGO said.
Regime helicopters dropped explosive-laden barrels on the town in the northern province causing widespread damage, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Footage posted by activists on YouTube showed chaos in the aftermath of the attack.
Democratic Union Party (PYD) co-chair Saleh Muslim spoke to Sterk TV by phone during yesterday’s news bulletin about the meeting he had with the UN-Arab League representation to Syria crisis, Lakhdar Brahimi, in Geneva, Switzerland, on Thursday.
Muslim said the meeting with Brahimi was positive and handled the ongoing crisis in Syria and the democratic and peaceful solution of the Kurdish question.
Remarking that the Kurdish Supreme Council voiced its demand to participate in the Geneva 2 Conference during a former meeting with Brahimi in Damascus, PYD co-chair stated that some forces wanted to prevent Kurds’ participation in the Geneva Conference by maintaining the status quo that is grounded on the denial of Kurds since the Lousanne agreement in 1920′s. Muslim remarked that the Arab chauvinism, and the ongoing denial of Kurds by the Turkish and Iranian states didn’t want Kurds to have a voice in any area in order for the continuation of the present status quo. Read more
Over 1.1 million Syrian children have registered as refugees with UNHCR worldwide. Of this number, some 75 per cent are under the age of 12. Children represent 52 per cent of the total Syrian refugee population, which now exceeds 2.2 million. The majority live in Syria’s neighbouring countries, with Jordan and Lebanon combined hosting more than 60 per cent of all Syrian refugee children. As of 31 October 2013, 291,238 Syrian refugee children were living in Jordan, and 385,007 in Lebanon. Read more
With a fractious opposition internally and rival external powers engaged, the prospects are challenging for the ‘Geneva II’ conference on Syria. Threat of indictment for war crimes by the International Criminal Court could concentrate combatant minds.
All wars end, sooner or later. With an interim deal signed on Iran’s nuclear programme, the great powers, middle-eastern diplomats and the mediators of Geneva are returning their attention to ending the war in Syria. As figures released by the Oxford Research Group (ORG) reveal, at least 113,735 Syrians had been killed by August, one in ten of them children. No conflict is currently deadlier. The announcement on November 25th that the ‘Geneva II’ conference would finally convene on January 22nd is thus overdue but good news. But what are the chances of it bringing peace? Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Thursday 28/11/2013: More than 230 people killed across Syria. Out of the 71 civilian casualties 14 were children and 10 women. 162 combatants from the regime forces, rebels, ISIS and Hizbullah were killed. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Aleppo province: The ISIS executed Hassan Jazara, commander of the Ghuraba’ al-Sham battalions, and 6 other fighters from the group. they were executed in front of the ISIS branch in the town of al-Atareb, the SOHR received a copy of the execution video done in front of the public. The shari’a court of the ISIS has in the beginning of this month released a judgement that calls for the execution of Jazara. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqc7wAbR9ac&feature=youtu.be
Final death toll for Wednesday 27/11/2013: Approximately 190 people were killed.
The SOHR documented the death of 5 doctors and 4 hospital staff members (nurses and paramedics) who were killed during the clashes between the Khadra battallion/ISIS and the regime forces in the Deir Attiya hospital, which took place on the 21-23rd of this month.
The dead: 44 civilians (9 women, 6 children), 42 rebels, 7 rebels executed by ISIS, 7 unidentified rebels, 19 NDF, 36 regular soldiers, foreign fighters (2 Hizbullah*, 9 Abu al-Fadel, 14 ISIS). Read more
Photo by Nino Fezza – Homs today: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NINO-Fezza-cinereporter/398277010188647?fref=ts
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Tuesday 26/11/2013: 226 people were killed across Syria. The dead: 54 civilians (including 17 children and 3 women), 5 men executed by al-Nusra, 1 YPG, 1 suicide bomber, 41 rebels, 10 unidentified rebels, 5 ISIS and allies, Foreign fighters (31 ISIS/Nusra/Khadra, 3 Hizbullah*, 7 Abu al-Fadel), 26 NDF, 40 regular soldiers.
The Executive Office held an extraordinary meeting on 24.11.2013 to discuss the developments and emergency events that have targeted the National Coordinating Body – NCB, its leaders and its activists. It also considered its role in relation to national action and a clear vision for a political solution through the Geneva II Conference based on the statement of the first Geneva Conference. This guarantees the implementation of the transition process in Syria to a new stage, puts an end to tyranny and monopoly of power and attempts to partition and at fragmentation suffered by the Syrian homeland which has been brought about through the formation of an interim Government with the existence of the regime’s government and other governments that are trying to impose non-Syrian parties who do not serve the objectives of the Syrian people. Read more