Forces loyal to Syria’s Assad enter Kurdish-held border enclave, raising the risk of clashes with Turkey.After nearly 7 years and hundreds of thousands of deaths, the war in Syria continues to defy attempts at a resolution, and it has reached a new level of intensity. More than 200 human beings murdered by Assad and allies over past 48 hours.
Reports say US-supplied weapons originally intended for moderate allies in Syria have ended up for sale on jihadist online forums in the country’s northern al Qaeda heartland. While Russia’s FM admits dozens of Russian citizens wounded in a recent clash in Syria.
‘It’s not a war. It’s a massacre’: Almost 200 civilians killed in airstrikes by Syria regime forces over 2 days. Warnings of a humanitarian catastrophe that could eclipse past atrocities in the seven-year war.
U.S. Department of the state is deeply concerned by the escalating violence in Damascus suburbs of East Ghouta, Syria. The escalation is exacerbating the already grave human suffering of nearly 400,000 people. We call on all parties to commit to the unconditional de-escalation of violence.