On 1 March 2019, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) published its report on the alleged use of chemical weapons in the 7 April 2018 attack on Douma.  The reading of the report highlights several findings. First, it reveals that the launching of an investigation on the attack was prompted by accounts provided by social media and open-source information. Indeed, few hours after the attack, civilians and activists, reckoning the effects of the attack and the symptoms experienced by the victims were unusual, started documenting its aftermath. Pictures, along with...
The Syrian regular forces and their allies launched fierce attacks using artilleries and helicopters against the cities of Kafr Zita, al-Lataminah, al-Arbaeen, al-Sayyad, Latmeen, and Qalaat al-Madiq Castle, in Hama northern and western countryside[1], on 7, 8 and 9 Sep. 2018, leaving civilian casualties and significant material damage. Concurrently, on Sep. 7, 2018, the Syrian regime-held Mahardah city, in western Hama countryside, was attacked with cluster munitions, which resulted in the kill of 9 civilians and the injury of others. Websites loyal to the Syrian government point the fingers at the...
Introduction The Syrian regular forces and their allies continued their military attacks against towns and cities of Idlib province during July 2018 and June ahead of that. On July 10, 11, and 12, 2018 the Syrian regular warplanes targeted towns and cities of the western countryside of Idlib such as Rami, Orom al-Joz, Bani Ezz Church, and Jisr al-Shughour countryside, causing the death and injury of many civilians as well as leaving material damage to property. The field researcher of STJ said the violent attacks came a day after a military...
Preface: With blatant disregard of all the warnings of the international community and UN, pro-government forces launched a major military escalation against Daraa Governorate, as from 15 to 20 June 2018. According to STJ researchers, many eyewitnesses and activists from Daraa, Syrian forces began to mount a major offensive against the armed opposition factions held areas by bringing reinforcements from various regions of the country a short time ago. The scale of these reinforcements became wider since June 18, 2018, as the Syrian regime started to send massive military convoys and reinforcements towards Daraa