U.N. says Syrian government committed war crimes & crimes against humanity by deliberately starving civilians

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian government troops and affiliated forces committed war crimes and a crime against humanity in their long siege of eastern Ghouta through heavy bombardment and "deliberately starving" 265,000 people, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday. About 20,000 rebel fighters entrenched in the besieged area, some belonging to "terrorist groups",

U.S. warns Syria in response to ceasefire violations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States warned Syria on Friday it would take “firm and appropriate measures” in response to ceasefire violations, saying it was concerned about reports of an impending military operation in a de-escalation zone in the country’s southwest. Washington also cautioned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against broadening the

Suspected Israeli missiles hit a Lebanese weapons depot in Syria

(AFP) DAMASCUS: Missiles hit a weapons depot on Thursday belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah movement at Syria’s Dabaa military air base in the central province of Homs, a monitor said. “Six missiles were fired at the Dabaa military airport and surrounding area in the western sector of Homs province, targeting Lebanese Hezbollah