Tag: Staffan de Mistura

Syrian Democratic forces and an armed man in uniform identified as US special operations forces (C) are seen in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016

US-Backed Forces Enter Islamic State Bastion in Syria Amid Clashes

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces pushed into the outskirts of the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Manbij in northern Syria on Thursday and were advancing slowly to the center of town, an adviser to the predominantly Kurdish force and a monitoring group said.

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2012 file photo, a Syrian boy shouts slogans against the government as he stands in front of a flag of the armed Islamic opposition group, the Nusra Front, during a demonstration in the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. The country has already been shattered by more than four years of civil war, and with no solution in sight some players on the ground and observers outside have concluded its fate will be to break up along sectarian or regional lines, in a best-case scenario, tenuously held together by a less centralized state. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)

Syrian Regime has Killed at Least 60,000 Prisoners

BEIRUT – At least 60,000 people have died in Syrian government prisons over the past five years due to either torture or dire humanitarian conditions such as lack of food, a monitor said Saturday.

At Least 26 Killed as Fighting Rages in Syria’s Aleppo

Air strikes and shelling pounded Aleppo for a third straight day on Sunday, killing two young siblings and at least 24 others in Syria’s largest city and former commercial capital. The northern city has been bitterly contested between insurgents and