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Russian-French-NATO-Regime Air Strikes Kill Thousands of Syrian Civilians in 13 Months,
November 20, 2015
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Russian air strikes kill 403 civilians, including 166 women and children, and about 7000 civilians killed in 13 months of airstrikes carried out by the regime air forces
SOHR, November 20, 2015
The Russian air strikes killed 403 civilians, including 166 women and children, and about 7000 civilians killed in 13 months of airstrikes carried out by the regime air forces.
SOHR documented 42234 airstrikes carried out by the regime air force
since 10/20/2014 until this morning 11/20/2015, where the airstrikes
targeted several farms, villages, towns and cities in 13 provinces.
SOHR demands the International Security Council to work seriously to stop the daily killing and displacing the Syrians and to help them to reach to the state of democracy, justice, freedom and equality that ensure all rights for all componentS of the Syrian people without discrimination.
It also re-call the UN Security Council to issue a binding resolution to stop the military operations in Syria and to refer the file of war crimes and crimes against humanity to the International Criminal Court.
Warplanes hit 6 oilfields in the east of south of Deir Ezzor, while IS close schools in the city of al- Mayadin and its outskirts fearing of airstrikes
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east of south of Deir Ezzor, while IS close schools in the city of al-
Mayadin and its outskirts fearing of airstrikes 459 Views
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was informed that (Russian, NATO, regime) warplanes carried out airstrikes on several oilfields in the countryside of Deir Ezzor, the raids targeted the oilfields of al-Omar, al-Tank, al-Jufrah and Kuniko of oil and gas at the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
The raids targeted the oilfields of Tim and al-Khrata located to the south of Deir Ezzor city, no information about the size of the material damage or human losses yet.
The “Islamic state” informed a family of a child at the age of 17 from the city of al-Mayadin -who had recently joined the ranks organization- that their son was killed by blowing himself up in the area Tal Abyad located in the northern countryside of Al-Raqqah and controlled by YPG and other rebel factions.
The activists of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights were informed that the “Islamic state” organization closed the schools in the city of al -Mayadin “until further notice” fearing of being targeted by the warplanes, as the organization reported the citizens in the city.
French warplanes strike IS group stronghold in Syria
FRANCE 24 with REUTERS, AP), 2015-11-16
French fighter jets launched their biggest raids in Syria to date targeting the Islamic State's stronghold in Raqqa just two days after the group claimed coordinated attacks in Paris that killed more than 129 people, the defence ministry said.
"The raid ... including 10 fighter jets, was launched simultaneously from the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Twenty bombs were dropped," the statement said, adding that the mission had taken place this evening.
The operation, carried out in coordination with US forces, struck a command centre, recruitment centre for jihadists, a munitions depot and a training camp for fighters, it said.
The air strikes were launched on the opening day of the G20 summit in Turkey where world leaders in a draft statement raised the alarm over an escalating international movement of "foreign terrorist fighters".
Heads of the Group of 20 top world economies said they would share intelligence, track border crossings and boost aviation security to prevent international travel by "terrorists," without identifying the Islamic State group or any other specific threat.
"We are concerned over the acute and growing flow of foreign terrorist fighters and the threat it poses for all states," the G20 chiefs said in a draft statement obtained by AFP a day ahead of its formal adoption at their meeting in the Turkish Mediterranean resort of Antalya.
"We are resolved to address this threat," they said.
Leaders said they were determined to counter violent extremism, recruitment and to prevent "terrorists" from exploiting technology, including the internet.
"The direct or indirect encouragement of terrorism, the incitement of terrorist acts and glorification of violence must be prevented," they added.
Meanwhile, foreign ministers gathered in Vienna over the weekend to discuss a new plan to end the war. The current proposal appears to be based largely on a Russian initiative and envisions negotiations between embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and opposition groups starting by January 1.
A more immediate option facing leaders was the possibility of France asking for help from its NATO allies. Only once in its 66-year-history - after 9/11 - has NATO's communal defense obligation been invoked.
Obama deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said it was up to France whether to invoke Article 5 of the NATO charter.
European Union leader Donald Tusk called on G-20 leaders to show "full determination" against terrorism and urged cooperation to prevent terror financing - a step that nations have already been pursuing for more than a year.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the response should be "robust, but always within the rule of law."
French air strike hits IS group oil facility in Syria
France 24, 2015-11-09
The French army on Sunday bombed an oil supply centre held by the Islamic State (IS) group in eastern Syria, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced on Monday.
"We intervened in Syria... yesterday evening with a strike on an oil supply centre near Deir Ezzor on the border between Iraq and Syria," Le Drian told journalists on the sidelines of a forum on African peace and security in Dakar, Senegal.
Earlier this month, French President François Hollande announced the deployment of the Charles de Gaulle, France's only aircraft carrier, in the fight against the IS group in Iraq and Syria. The French carrier had previously been deployed in the Persian Gulf from February to April this year, conducting between 15 and 20 flights per day, according to the French military.
France also has 12 jet fighters based in the United Arab Emirates and Jordan involved in the operations.
The French president inaugurated a massive new defence ministry complex on the outskirts of Paris last week, complex with walls designed to withstand a missile strike and a highly secure operational room hidden underground.
France's new defence ministry building aims to bring together the army, air force and navy headquarters in order to make it easier to coordinate France's military operations abroad. About 9,300 military and civil staff who were previously dispersed around a dozen different sites are now based in the 4.2 billion euro building ($4.6 billion), dubbed the "French Pentagon."
(FRANCE 24 with AFP)
Ballistic missiles target areas in Sahl al- Ghab, Lattakia’s countryside and Jabal al- Zawiya for the first time
November 20, 2015
Ballistic missiles target areas in Sahl al- Ghab, Lattakia’s countryside and Jabal al- Zawiya for the first time 83 Views
A fighter from the Islamist factions died due to explosion of an IED
this morning on the outskirts of Saraqeb town.
Several missiles believed ballistic landed on places in Sahl al- Ghab
in the northwestern countryside of Hama, no information about casualties
Warplanes believed Russian carried out several raids on Jabal al- Turkman, accompanied by targeting the northern countryside of Lattakia by missiles believed ballistic.
The regime warplanes hit al- Sheikh Meskin and other areas in Daraa, while the regime forces shell MasHara town
November 20, 2015
The regime warplanes hit al- Sheikh Meskin and other areas in Daraa,
while the regime forces shell MasHara town 3 Views
A woman killed due to aerial bombardment on the neighborhood of Tariq
al- Sad in the city of Daraa this afternoon.
The regime forces machine-gunned places in the town of MasHara, no information about victims.
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