Syria rescuers struggle in heavy raids on rebel zone


The Iran-backed group fought a war with Israel in 2006 and has sent thousands of fighters to Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

Pinheiro, Chairperson of the International Commission of Inquiry on Syria [official website], condemned the violence saying the parties responsible are failing to uphold their obligations under international humanitarian law.

In a phone call with Putin Friday, Macron also asked him to "do all he could" to end the humanitarian crises in Syria's Idlib province and the Eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus, the Elysee Palace said. The Israeli air force said it has air sorties against more than 100 Syrian arms convoys and vehicles belonging to Lebanon's Shiite militia Hezbollah, which is fighting alongside Assad's forces, since the Syrian Civil War began more than six years ago.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a UK-based monitoring group, says Tuesday marked the "largest massacre in Syria" since April's chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province when more than 80 people were killed.

Last week Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag threatened to attack U.S. special forces who were working with the Kurds.

According to her, civilians are the targets, in Idlib and in the east of Damascus.

Russian Federation continues to deny having a role in the attacks.

One month before the Kurd-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces were established by the Pentagon in October 2015, Russian Federation entered the conflict on behalf of Assad and has since helped Syria's armed forces recover much of what they lost from rebels and jihadis.

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The fighters belonged to the Syrian Kurdish armed group YPG and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group, according to the army.

The U.S. -backed forces in Syria retook Raqqa last October.

France said on Wednesday that "all indications" suggested the Syrian government was using chlorine weapons against rebel forces.

Rescue teams rushed to Jisreen and pulled three children and a woman out of the rubble.

SANA labeled it an "aggression" and a "new massacre".

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has reported the downing of a Turkish military helicopter in Syria. The event is expected to take place in Istanbul.

They discussed the humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta, just outside Damascus, where dozens have been killed in aerial strikes in the past few days. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.