Monday, November 21, 2016

Syrian War News Updates -- November 21, 2016

CNN: Syria conflict: Almost one million living under siege - UN

The number of people living under siege in Syria has doubled this year to almost one million, the UN says.

Emergency Relief Co-ordinator Stephen O'Brien said the figure had jumped from 486,700 to 974,080 in six months.

People were being "isolated, starved, bombed and denied medical attention and humanitarian assistance in order to force them to submit or flee", he said.

Mr O'Brien noted that the "deliberate tactic of cruelty" was mostly employed by President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

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Syrian War News Updates -- November 21, 2016

UN Says Nearly 1 Million Living Under Siege In Syria -- RFE
Russian and Syrian bombs killed and injured 792 in Syria’s Idlib in one month, watchdog says -- RUDAW
Syria war: Rebel group supplied with anti-air missiles -- Middle East Eye
In Syria, a resurgent al-Qaida gathers strength -- UPI
Syria war: Aleppo self-rule plan rejected by government -- BBC
Russian airbase in Syria to undergo “significant upgrade” -- Geopolmonitor
US names Syrian generals and officers accused of attacks on civilians -- AFP
U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq -- US Department of Defense
Obama offers bleak assessment of situation in Syria -- Reuters
President Obama 'not optimistic' about Syria's future -- Al Jazeera
French foreign minister calls for renewed Syria talks -- Al Jazeera
Turkey calls on US, allies to reconsider Syria no-fly zone -- AP
Turkey's Erdogan calls for UN shake-up over Syria war -- CNN
Turkish president 'disillusioned' with US on Syria -- The Hill
For Syria rebels, Trump win adds to uncertain fate -- Reuters
Thousands of Iraqis fleeing Mosul 'cross into Syria' -- Al Jazeera
'Reconciliations' provide relief from fighting in towns near Damascus - CBC
Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra unites musicians who fled war to Europe -- CNN
A Lesson for Trump in Syria: The Enemy of My Enemy Is… My Enemy -- Michael Weiss, Daily Beast
The Disappeared of Syria -- Al Jazeera

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

There is a difference in the approach in retaking Aleppo and Mosul.

At the end of the day all the usual suspects (I mean perps) will still more upset with the U.S. than Russia.