GHOUTA

A few missiles won't shake Syria's Bashar Al Assad. He is no Saddam or Gaddafi

Why is it so hard to deter Assad? The answer is simple: Russian President Vladimir Putin is firmly on his side.

published on : 15th April 2018

Syrian army declares Ghouta rebel enclave fully retake

The announcement comes after a massive assault launched by Syrian government and allied forces on February 18 to retake the enclave, which has been out of regime control since 2012.

published on : 15th April 2018

Child suffocates in Syria 'chlorine attack': Medic

The Observatory reported 21 cases of suffocation in Eastern Ghouta on 22 January. Residents and medical sources said they suspected a chlorine attack.

published on : 26th February 2018

Syria President Bashar al-Assad's forces bomb Ghouta despite ceasefire call, toll reaches 500

At least 14 civilians including three children were killed in strikes on Sunday, bringing the total number of dead in the week to 530, among them over 130 children.

published on : 26th February 2018

Heavy clashes on edges of Syria's Ghouta: Monitor

Syrian regime forces were engaged in heavy fighting with rebels in southern areas of opposition-held Eastern Ghouta on Sunday, a day after a UN call for a ceasefire

published on : 25th February 2018

Rebel groups in Syria enclave welcome ceasefire call

The two main groups controlling Syria's rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta have welcomed a UN Security Council demand for a ceasefire, but vowed to fight back in case of renewed attacks.

published on : 25th February 2018

Regime strikes in Syria enclave despite ceasefire call: Monitor

Regime air strikes and artillery have been pounding the enclave near Damascus since February 18, with at least 519 dead since the bombing campaign was launched.

published on : 25th February 2018

Strikes on Syria's Ghouta kill 500 civilians in seven days after UN delays truce vote

More than 120 children have been among the dead in the bombing campaign that the regime launched last Sunday on the enclave just outside Damascus.

published on : 24th February 2018

New strikes hit Syria enclave after UN delays truce vote

UN Security Council postponed the vote, for a month-long ceasefire, until 1700 GMT on Saturday as Western powers bickered with Russia over the wording.

published on : 24th February 2018

Strikes pound Syria's Eastern Ghouta as world fumbles for response

Syrian regime air strikes and artillery fire hit the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta for a sixth straight day Friday killing 38 civilians, as world powers struggled to reach a UN deal.

published on : 24th February 2018

Turkey urges Russia, Iran to 'stop' Syria government in Eastern Ghouta

At least 426 people including 98 children have been killed since the Syrian regime and its Russian ally intensified their bombardment of the besieged area

published on : 23rd February 2018

Fresh Syria enclave bombardment kills nine: Monitor

Syrian and allied forces pounded the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta for a sixth straight day Friday, killing at least nine people.

published on : 23rd February 2018

Five-day assault on Syria's Eastern Ghouta kills more than 400 civilians

Fresh bombardment on Eastern Ghouta killed dozens, bringing the number of dead civilians in a five-day assault by the Syrian government to more than 400.

published on : 23rd February 2018

Russia says 'no agreement' at United Nations on Syria ceasefire

The ambassador cited concerns over measures to enforce the ceasefire and the safe delivery of aid before announcing that he would circulate proposals to amend the draft resolution.

published on : 23rd February 2018

Protest in Istanbul against bloodshed in Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

Over 200 people on Thursday protested outside the Russian consulate in Istanbul against the deadly assault on Syria's rebel-held enclave.

published on : 22nd February 2018
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