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Mr Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations Representatives of the Members of the Security Council Mr Staffan de Mistura, Special Envoy for Syria   Over the last few days and weeks, several areas in Syria entered a new phase of military escalation. Residential areas, civilian objects, and medical facilities were targeted in a clear and major breach of international law. This has led to the death and injury of hundreds of civilians according to the documentation of Syrian and international independent human rights organizations. This...
Preface: Several cities and towns in the besieged Eastern Ghouta witnessed an unprecedented military escalation by the Syrian regular forces and their allies (Syria-Russian alliance), from 5 to 8 February 2018, where the latter used various types of weapons in shelling those areas, by military aircraft or artillery shelling, leaving numerous casualties dead or injured, especially after targeting residential neighbourhoods and popular markets. The field researcher of Syrians for truth and justice/STJ confirmed that the shelling of many Eastern Ghouta cities and towns coincided with the increased fighting between Syrian regular forces and the Syrian...
Preface: On the other hand, many trapped patients in Eastern Ghouta are still waiting, hoping to be evacuated for treatment in Damascus hospitals, particularly with the intensification of the siege, imposed on them by Syrian regular forces, and preventing access of humanitarian aid and medicine. According to STJ field researcher, at least five new deaths were recorded during the period of late December 2017 till February 5, 2018. Anyway, suffering of those patients grew following the failure of the cease-fire agreement, which was announced on January 26, 2018, after negotiations in Vienna, between representatives of Syrian government...