Ajan explained that the systematic attacks against the polygon by terrorist organizations caused the destruction of almost the entire infrastructure while many industrial facilities were robbed and looted.
Bombing intensifies near the Syrian capital of Damascus as part of an ongoing military operation to disrupt the Islamic State’s occupancy to the south of the state.
After surviving war, death, and destruction Syrian women are being forced to trade their bodies for food as a recent report from the United Nations stated.
UN aid workers are guilty of sexually harassing and abusing Syrian women and forcing them to deliver sexual favors in return for aid supplies, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said.
“Examples were given of women or girls marrying officials for a short period of time for ‘sexual services’ in order to receive meals; distributors asking for telephone numbers of women and girls; giving them lifts to their houses ‘to take something in return’ or obtaining distributions ‘in exchange for a visit to her home’ or ‘in exchange for services, such as spending a night with them,’” the report said.
According to the recent report which analyzed gender-based violence in the region, more vulnerable targets such as girls and widows or female IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons), those left without male “protectors”.
Danielle Spencer, a humanitarian charity adviser and the author of a 2015 investigation into sexual violence in Jordanian refugee camps told the BBC that aid workers wilfully ignore gender-based violence.
More than 100 fighters aligned with Syrian President Bashar al Assad were killed in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province after U.S.-led coalition and coalition-backed local forces thwarted an allegedly large attack late Wednesday and early Thursday, a U.S. official told Reuters.
Syrian government and opposition peace negotiations have entered their second and final day in the Russian resort city of Sochi. Participants in the talks aim to reach a peaceful settlement to the deadly conflict which has gripped the Arab state for almost seven years.
A delegation of the Cuban embassy in Syria, led by business manager Pablo Ginarte, visited the Yussef Azmeh military hospital in the Mezzeh neighborhood of Damascus, Syria on Thursday.
Hospital director Brigadier General Ghassan Haddad said that despite Western sanctions, military hospitals in Syria remain operational. He explained that numerous injured people were treated at the hospital between 2013 and 2015, adding that seven cases of military personnel injured by chemical attacks and toxic gases perpetrated by terrorist groups around Damascus were also treated.
“For Syrians, it is World War III,” said Haddad, who spent four years receiving medical training at Charing Cross Hospital in London. He also lamented how depressed he felt when he saw several young men whose bones were destroyed by bombs and bullets from heavy weaponry.
One of those wounded by a bomb, 20-year-old Ali Ibrahim, recalled that he and seven other soldiers attempted to defuse a bomb in a Damascus building during heavy fighting. However, the bomb “blew up and one of us was killed and all the others wounded.”