Eastern Ghouta

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Russia accuses US of using white phosphorous bombs in Syria

10 Sep 2018

Russia accuses US of using white phosphorous bombs in Syria

Russia on Sunday accused the United States of carrying out bombing using white phosphorous in eastern Syria against military targets in civilian areas, which is banned under international law.

US, UK and France launch missile strikes on Syria

14 Apr 2018

US, UK and France launch missile strikes on Syria

Acting on his previous threat, US President Donald Trump has ordered a military attack against Syria, joining allies UK and France. These strikes are in response to a suspected chemical attack on Syrian town of Douma last week.

Russia warns US of "dangerous" escalation over Syria

14 Apr 2018

Russia warns US of "dangerous" escalation over Syria

After a recent chemical attack near Damascus, US President Donald Trump threatened Russia to be prepared for missiles being fired at Syria.

Syria: Air strikes on Ghouta kill 30 civilians, says Observatory

17 Mar 2018

Syria: Air strikes on Ghouta kill 30 civilians, says Observatory

Air strikes on Eastern Ghouta killed at least 30 civilians today, almost a month into a blistering Russia-backed regime assault on the Syrian rebel enclave outside Damascus, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

#SyriaWar: UNSC unanimously votes for 30-day ceasefire in war-torn country

25 Feb 2018

#SyriaWar: UNSC unanimously votes for 30-day ceasefire in war-torn country

The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted in favor of a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in war-torn Syria without delay.

Syria secretly developing new chemical weapons: Trump's admin officials

03 Feb 2018

Syria secretly developing new chemical weapons: Trump's admin officials

Syria is secretly developing new, sophisticated chemical weapons despite a 2013 deal to end such programs, said senior Trump administration officials.

UN: Child evacuees being used as bargaining chips in Syria

29 Dec 2017

UN: Child evacuees being used as bargaining chips in Syria

The UN has expressed concern that critically ill children awaiting evacuation from a rebel-controlled area besieged by Syrian government forces in the Eastern Ghouta district are being treated as bargaining chips.