Syrian army ‘on verge’ of cutting through east Ghouta
The Syrian army says it’s on the verge of cutting through the surrounded, rebel-held area of east Ghouta near the capital Damascus. According to human rights groups, more than 900 civilians have been killed there in the last 18 days and the Red Cross has held back an aid convoy because of the intense fighting.…
Syrian MP Nora Arissian is asked: “How do you respond as a human being when you see the suffering that is in Eastern Ghouta”?
Syrian member of parliament Nora Arissian discusses rebel attacks on Damascus.
Caring for those injured in rebel attacks in Damascus
I spent some of today at one of the finest government hospitals in Syria, the Al-Mouwasat University Hospital, seeing how they’re able to cope with injuries from rebel attacks. We’ve also once again been able to film Syrian forces attacking Eastern Ghouta from the Harasta suburb of Damascus. A warning: there are distressing images in my…
Putin signals concession on Eastern Ghouta bombardment
From 9am until 2pm, the guns will fall silent, according to the man literally calling the shots apparently over Eastern Ghouta now – President Putin of Russia. It’s a long way from the 30-day ceasefire without delay demanded by the UN Security Council. But better than non-stop fighting There will also be the much talked…
The latest from eastern Ghouta as airstrikes ‘kill 500’
“Today we’ll see if Russia has a conscience” declared the US Ambassador to the UN this evening. All the while Syria has been pounding eastern Ghouta with warplanes and artillery guns. Activists and rescuers say around forty-one people have been killed today, taking the total this week to over 500. Warning: this report contains distressing…