Dozens of cases of suffocation, some of which resulted in death, have been reported after air raids by the Syrian regime on the city of Duma, the last rebel pocket in Eastern Ghuta, reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). White helmets, rescue workers in rebel areas, denounced a use of “toxic chlorine gas”,…

(Caroline HAYEK | OLJ) While mass evacuations continue in Eastern Ghouta, one last pocket is still resisting the Syrian regime. Jaysh al-Islam, the last rebel group on the spot, controlling Duma and its surroundings, refuses to hand over its weapons and leave the area. “We are currently negotiating with the Russians for our maintenance and…

The main rebel groups controlling the eastern Ghouta, which have been under intense bombardment by the Syrian regime since Sunday evening, 18 February 2018, have agreed to respect the humanitarian ceasefire called for by the UN Security Council resolution unanimously adopted on 24 February. Seven days of air strikes and artillery fire by the regime…