Tag: Syria

Report: Syria Children ‘Recruited’ By Armed Groups

Increasing numbers of children in Syria are being recruited by armed groups on both side of the conflict, says a Save the Children report. The UK charity says children are being used as porters, guards, informers and fighters, and even as human shields in some cases. Save the Children estimates that some two million children…

US To Send $60 Million In Aid Direct To Syria Rebels

US To Send $60 Million In Aid Direct To Syria Rebels In a policy shift, the United States on Thursday announced plans to channel non-lethal battlefield assistance directly to selected groups of Syrian rebels rather than through non-governmental agencies. The aid package was announced by Secretary of State John Kerry said at a “Friends of…

Car Bomb Kills 53 Near Damascus Ruling Party Building

A car bomb killed 53 people and wounded 200 in central Damascus on Thursday when it blew up on a busy highway close to ruling Baath Party offices and the Russian Embassy, Syrian television said. TV footage showed charred and bloodied bodies strewn across the street after the blast, which state media said was the…

Assad’s Mother Leaves Syria

Anisa Makhluf, the mother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has left the war-torn country and joined her daughter in Dubai, expatriates in the United Arab Emirates and an activist say. Ms Makhluf has been living next to her daughter, Bushra, Dr Assad’s only sister, in Dubai for about 10 days, Syrian expatriates said. Bushra’s husband,…