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The First Women's Health Center Opens in Idlib

SHAFAQNA - The first women’s health center in Syria’s Idlib province, designed to accommodate up to 3,500 patients, has been opened near the Turkish border by an Istanbul-based NGO. Mehmet Cihat Aygun, a board member of the Alliance…

New Syrian flashpoint: Tensions in Idlib pose a threat to the 'entire world'

SHAFAQNA- Escalating tensions and clashes between militant groups in the Syrian province of Idlib threaten to introduce a fresh wave of bloodshed to the war-torn Middle Eastern country. Notable Syrian military analyst Maj. Gen. Muhammed…

Is The OPCW Playing Politics In Idlib Gas Attack Investigation?

SHAFAQNA - While foreign nations that support regime change in Syria were quick to condemn the Syrian government for its alleged complicity in an April 4 gas attack in the country’s province of Idlib, other nations – notably Russia, Iran…

U.S. Targets 271 Syrians With Sanctions For Alleged Role In Chemical Weapons Program

SHAFAQNA - Less than two weeks after the Trump administration’s controversial missile strike on a Syrian government airbase, the U.S. Treasury has moved to place sanctions on 271 Syrians who the U.S. alleges are involved in the research and…

Al Jazeera, CNN & BBC Cover Up Genocidal Crimes of US – Backed Syrian Rebels

SHAFAQNA - This week, Syria saw one of its most deadly attacks against civilians fleeing al-Qaeda-held areas in Al-Fu’ah and Kafrayah through a government-rebel civilian swap. Rebels targeted and killed 126 people, including dozens of women…

Amnesty criticizes US “knee-jerk reaction" towards Syria airbase

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SHAFAQNA - Amnesty International has mildly criticized a recent US strike on a Syrian airbase, noting that a "knee-jerk reaction" is no substitute for a proper investigation into chemical attacks. "It's one thing to have some air strikes…

The Escalating War On Syria And Need For International Law

SHAFAQNA - On Tuesday 4 April there were reports of children and other civilians killed by chemical poisoning in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, Syria. There were contradictory reports, some saying they smelled the gas; others claiming it caused…

US missile strikes against Syria strategic mistake: Ayat. Khamenei

SHAFAQNA - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the recent missile strikes by the US military against a Syrian army air base were a “strategic mistake.” The Leader made the remarks in a New Year meeting…

US using Syria 'false flag' to advance imperialist agenda

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SHAFAQNA - The recent chemical weapons attack in Syria was a false flag operation which the American Empire is exploiting to advance its imperialist agenda, according to Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long…

Russia, West trade barbs over Syria attack in UNSC meeting

SHAFAQNA - Representatives from Russia and Western countries have been engaged in a war of words during an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) concerning a recent suspected chemical attack in Syria. They…

U.S.-Led Coalition Already Using Idlib Chemical Attack As Pretext For War In Syria

SHAFAQNA - After an unsuccessful attempt to blame the Syrian government for a 2013 gas attack in Ghouta that was most likely carried out by al-Qaeda’s Al-Nusra Front, the U.S.-led coalition’s pretext for a military intervention in Syria…

Syrian army, Foreign Ministry deny role in Idlib 'chemical' attack

SHAFAQNA - The Syrian military has categorically denied the accusations leveled against it about being involved in a suspected chemical attack in Syria's northwestern Idlib Province that killed dozens of people. "The army command categorically…