5/24/2014

  • Syria’s Foreign Ministry sent a letter to the UN Security Council citing a death toll of 39 people, along with 205 people injured, in the mortar attack that hit a campaign rally in Daraa city yesterday.14 people are still in critical condition.

Qaisar Habib, an opposition activist close to Jahbat al-Nusra, said the tent was a “legitimate target” because there were many pro-Assad militiamen at the rally.


  • Rebels and government forces have signed a 72 hour truce in the al-Waerneighborhood of Homs in order to allow for the rebels to exit and for the entry of aid.

  • 4 civilians were killed by a car bomb in the al-Tijara neighborhood in Damascus.

  • An unnamed doctor told the BBC that 2 people were killed and 25 injured in the latest chlorine attack on Kafr Zita.

  • 2 air strikes hit the besieged town of Douma, in Eastern Ghouta, as UN and Red Crescent aid workers distributed aid there. 400 aid parcels were distributed in the whole of Eastern Ghouta.


  • Soldiers evacuated wounded prisoners and troops from the Aleppo Central Prison to a hospital in western Aleppo.

–The rest of the prisoners are reportedly being prepared to be transferred elsewhere.


  • There were rumors that some al-Qaeda linked groups, including Jahbat al-Nusra, Jaysh Muhammad, KatibatKhadraaand Harakat Sham al-Islam are preparing to announce a coalition.

  • The Israeli Air Force has been given permission to shoot down any Syrian jet that crosses its air space.

  • There was heavy fighting between the ISIL and government forces in Raqqa and Aleppo provinces as their secret truces seemed to have deteriorated over the last week.

  • The Asayesh(the YPD police) are setting a curfew and not allowing people to leave or enter al-Malkiyah in al-Hasakah beginning today.

  • A colonel from the SAA was killed during fighting near Nawa.

  • 11 ISIL fighters and two civilians were killed when Jahbat al-Nusra detonated two car bombs at the Al Seker checkpoint in Al Salheyyi, and the Mrat checkpoint at the northern entrance of Deir Ez Zor city.

  • ISIL supporters in Somalia

    ISIL supporters in Somalia

    YPG fighters in Hasaka

    YPG fighters in Hasaka

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