Syria says Israeli warplanes attacked its military near Damascus


Syria says Israeli warplanes attacked its military near Damascus

The raids also came after a heated exchange between the United States and Russian Federation at the United Nations over the reported use of chemical weapons by President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Syrian regime airstrikes there killed at least 78 people and injured more than 190 others on Tuesday, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Stating that Turkey is aiming to rebuild trust with the US, Kalın said that concrete steps by the American government would fix those relations the most.

The Syrian Civil Defense search-and-rescue group, known as the White Helmets, which works in opposition areas, called it "another bloody day for civilians" in Eastern Ghouta.

News shared the video on Twitter on Tuesday.

People who came from Qamishlo said Afrin was not alone.

The deal to ease violence in certain areas, brokered by Russian Federation with Turkey and Iran - as well as the rout of the Islamic State from most of its territory a year ago - may have given people the false impression that the Syrian war was winding down, Mr. Moumtzis said. They condemned what they described as "indiscriminate bombardment and deliberate starvation of the civilian population" in Eastern Ghouta, which hasn't received any aid since November.

The U.N. mission warned in a statement on Tuesday of "dire consequences" to the humanitarian crises in the country, and identified seven areas requiring urgent humanitarian relief.

In Afrin, the ongoing military operations and the reported blockage of exits by other forces have virtually trapped many civilians preventing them from accessing safer areas, the statement said, noting that so far, 380 families have reached surrounding villages and Aleppo city neighborhoods while thousands of people have been displaced within Afrin.

"In the past three days, the United Nations has received reports of airstrikes across Idlib that resulted in civilian deaths and injuries and damaged medical facilities, schools and other civilian infrastructure", Haq noted, adding that over 1,200 schools remain closed due to the ongoing hostilities, impacting thousands of students in the city.

French President Emmanuel Macron said in May previous year that "any use of chemical weapons would result in reprisals and an immediate riposte, at least where France is concerned".

On Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria.

Concerning recent remarks from the USA on establishing a security zone in Syria, Çavuşoğlu said Ankara can not trust the US since Washington had not kept its promises. The Russian defense ministry has repeatedly rejected allegations that its planes target civilians, saying they take great care to avoid collateral damage.

According to the testimony of several medical workers, a bomb filled with chlorine was dropped by a government helicopter in Saraqeb, a small rebel held town near Idlib. "We don't know what to say". It was the first time a Russian jet was shot down over Syria since Russia launched its air campaign on Assad's behalf.



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