UNICEF issues a blank statement, says ‘no words’ for its outrage over continuing Syrian atrocities

Thomson Reuters The UN children’s fund UNICEF issued a blank “statement” on Tuesday to express its outrage at mass casualties among Syrian children. “UNICEF is issuing this blank statement. We no longer have the words to describe children’s suffering and our outrage,” it said. GENEVA (Reuters) – The U.N. children’s fund UNICEF issued a blank […]

Deal reached for Syrian army to enter Afrin, claims Kurdish official

A deal between Damascus and Syrian Kurds fighting off an ongoing Turkish offensive on Afrin is reportedly on the cards again. An adviser to the Kurdish administration told Reuters Syrian troops might be at the border in two days. Several conflicting reports have been coming from Syria, suggesting either success or failure of alleged negotiations […]

Pentagon releases video of air strike taking out pro-regime Syrian forces shelling a US-backed position

The US military has released footage from a massive battle that reportedly took place between Russian military contractors and the US and its Syrian allies in early February. The battle, wherein 500 or so pro-Syrian regime forces advanced towards a known US position in western Syria and fired with tanks and artillery, reportedly ended with […]

Disturbing video shows what Syrian rescue workers say is another chlorine gas attack

Screenshot/Twitter via White Helmets Rescue workers and doctors say at least nine people were injured after barrel bombs with chlorine gas were dropped in town of Saraqeb in Syria’s Idlib province. Rescue workers and medical groups have also accused government forces of using chlorine gas against the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta district near the capital, Damascus, […]

5 times Russia lost aircraft & pilots in Syrian anti-terrorist op

The downing of the Su-25 jet in Idlib is a rare case of Russian aircraft lost in combat operations in Syria, where the Russian Air Force played a key role in crushing the terrorists. The attack in northwestern Syria, which left a pilot dead, has served as a stark reminder of the danger Russian pilots […]

UNICEF recruits gamers to mine cryptocurrency for Syrian kids

UNICEF has launched a new fund-raising project in the same vein as SETI@Home and Einstein@home, but with a cryptocurrency spin. In an effort to raise money for the children in war-torn Syria, the organization is asking gamers, eSports fans and anybody with powerful graphics cards in their computers for help in mining Ethereum. It’s calling […]

Praise & heckles as Russian FM speaks at Syrian National Congress in Sochi (VIDEO)

The opening speech by Russia’s Foreign Minister at the Syrian peace forum in Sochi veered off script somewhat, when attendees expressed pro and anti-Russian sentiment as Sergey Lavrov took the floor. Various factions of Syrian society gathered in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi for the summit, aimed at laying the foundation for peace […]

How to stop the war between Turkey and the Syrian Kurds

REUTERS/Murad Sezer Two key American allies are fighting against each other: Turkey and the Kurds in Syria. The US can approach this problem several different ways. Here’s what they should do. As the U.S. government shut down last weekend, two key American allies started fighting against each other: Turkey and the Kurds in Syria. Earlier […]

Russian, Turkish FMs discuss Syrian conference in Sochi

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed preparations for a Syria peace conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in a phone call on Saturday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday. The ministers exchanged views on the final aspects regarding the organization of the high-profile event, to be held in the Russian city of Sochi on […]

How to stop the war between Turkey and the Syrian Kurds

REUTERS/Murad Sezer Two key American allies are fighting against each other: Turkey and the Kurds in Syria. The US can approach this problem several different ways. Here’s what they should do. As the U.S. government shut down last weekend, two key American allies started fighting against each other: Turkey and the Kurds in Syria. Earlier […]