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Born in 1988 to Palestinian parents, Aeham Ahmed grew up in Yarmouk, a camp set up by the Syrian government in 1954 for Palestinian refugees expelled ... and Rachmaninov, his father reminded him that classical music would provide him with the passport he didn't have as a Palestinian living in Syria. Pianist
Home Syria Confirmed: ISIS executes Syrian-Palestinian man in south Damascus for allegedly expressing anti-Jewish. ... arrested and then executed a Syrian-Palestinian man from the Yarmouk Camp district of southern Damascus (under ISIS control) for expressing disbelieve in the validly of Judaism.

The Syrian regime now has its sights on the ISIS enclave on the southern outskirts of Damascus and the area of Daraa and the Yarmouk Basin in southern Syria (which are controlled by the rebel organizations and ISIS). In the ITIC's assessment, when the Syrian regime finishes dealing with these two ... Jihad
The Syrian air base near Homs that sustained an airstrike Monday night is where Iran is trying to set up a large air force compound under its exclusive control. Syria, Iran and Russia all blamed Israel for the strike, which killed at least four advisers from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Quds force.
JKW currently rules much of the Yarmouk Basin, an agricultural area of southwestern Syria nestled along the border with Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. There, the IS affiliate applies an extreme and violent interpretation of Islamic law. In the Yarmouk Basin, JKW authorities have ... Islamic State
Palestinian refugees in Syria were granted permanent residency ID cards, and were fully integrated in the Syrian society. They enjoyed full ... As described by UNRWA, "Yarmouk resembles an urban quarter," located within the city boundaries-just 5 miles (8km) from the center of Damascus. Until ... refugees

Daesh militants have controlled large parts of the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk and sections of the neighbouring districts of Hajar al-Aswad and Tadamon in the capital's south since 2015.Last month, they overran the adjacent Qadam neighborhood, taking advantage of Syrian troops being busy with ...
The Syrian military has begun preparing for a new offensive against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in one of the final territories outside of ... Al-Aswad, most of Yarmouk Camp and large parts of the neighborhood of Al-Tadamon, amid mobilization operations by the Islamic State organization in ...
Two days after the Turkish military and allied jihadist forces took control of the Kurdish city of Afrin in northwestern Syria, Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists launched a major attack on Syrian regime forces in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor. The ISIS terrorists killed at least 25 soldiers and seized a large oil field. Palestinians Syria
In southern Damascus, the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) is currently wrecking havoc in several areas, including Al-Qadam, Yarmouk Camp, and Hajar ... that they will not tolerate an Iranian-Hezbollah presence along their borders, making this Syrian Army operation in southern Syria all the more complex. Palestinians Syria
... Front, in Al-Yarmouk camp said Saturday they joined a deal through which armed groups would be leaving four areas in Eastern Ghouta to Idleb, the Syrian ... and their families would be joining other opposition armed groups would be leaving Al-Yarmouk Camp, southern Damascus, to northern Syria. Palestinians Syria
UNHCR on Tuesday called for full humanitarian access to civilians inside and outside of Syria's eastern Ghouta to meet their urgent needs. The UN refugee agency says almost 50,000 have fled the enclave recent days. On Monday, the UN human rights chief told an informal meeting of the Security Council ... Palestinians Syria
Last year, the Islamic State group lost the swath of territory it had controlled in eastern Syria since 2014 — and where it had proclaimed its self-styled "caliphate" — but it ... On Monday, the militants pounced on Qadam from the neighboring Hajr al-Aswad and Yarmouk neighborhoods, which they control. Palestinians Syria
We review the key developments in Syria, including Turkey vowing to expand operations against Kurdish groups in the country, airstrikes on a school in ... of Afrin, could drag Ankara into direct confrontation with U.S. forces and their main Kurdish partners in Syria – the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Palestinians Syria
An air strike has reportedly killed 15 children and two women sheltering in an underground school in Syria's besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region. ... The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) monitoring group reported that three missiles had hit the underground school in Arbin, ... Palestinians Syria
Some of them out of pragmatic motives (assuming that in the end the Syrian regime would defeat the rebels); some because Syria is part of the “axis of ... During the civil war they have operated both in the refugee camps (especially in the al-Yarmouk camp south of Damascus) and in fighting the rebels east ... Palestinians Syria

Russia, Iran and Turkey reiterated their conviction that the Syrian conflict has no military solution, took note of the state of implementation of the Memorandum of 4 May 2017 on the creation of the de-escalation areas in Syria and reaffirmed their determination to continue implementing its provisions with ... Palestinians Syria
Turkey is riled by U.S. support to the Syrian Kurdish militia known as the YPG, and accuses the U.S. of allegedly not fulfilling a promise to move the Syrian Kurdish fighters in Manbij east of the Euphrates River. Ankara has threatened to expand its current offensive in northern Syria to drive the Syrian Kurds ... Palestinians Syria
In the Syrian arena, ISIS is on the defensive in several enclaves still under its control (such as the Yarmouk Basin in the southern Syrian Golan Heights, the area of the Yarmouk refugee camp, and the area between Hama and Aleppo, where ISIS's enclave is on the verge of collapse). In the Iraqi arena, local ... Palestinians Syria
In the Yarmouk camp, where death is no longer of interest to anyone, 5,000 residents of the original 150,000 remain among the ruins, mostly old people, widows and children. The searchlight .... But unlike the Syrian refugees, who have a homeland to return to one day, the Palestinian refugees are stateless. Palestinians Syria
In a specific manner, the suffering caused by these royalties affected the people of the Yarmouk Basin, enduring under the control of “Khalid ibn ... Al-Mahameed told Enab Baladi, that the royalty is decided according to the weight that the car carries; two thousand Syrian pounds were imposed on the cars ... Palestinians Syria
Escalation continues across the country with direct impact on health in Syria where already over half of Syria's 111 public hospitals and half of its 1806 public care centers are now either closed or only partially functioning. The UN is deeply alarmed by the escalated military operations in eastern Ghouta, ... Palestinians Syria
You are failing to help us help civilians in Syria. The Syrian war is unique in two particular ways, I would say. Number one, by the blunt force against civilians, I know of no other place that is even close to having so many children, families, innocent people being displaced, fleeing for their lives, being killed, ... Palestinians Syria
The international community tried to impose a ceasefire in Syria on 24 February, passing resolution 2401 through the United Nations Security Council. ... humanitarian access to besieged populations …, especially in [regime-besieged] Eastern Ghouta, Yarmouk, [and opposition-held] Foua and Kefraya,” ... Palestinians Syria
A commander in the forces backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Syria's Tiger Force elite unit was participating in the operation. The U.K.-based Syrian ... It also called for an end to sieges of populated areas including eastern Ghouta, Yarmouk, Foua and Kefraya. The ceasefire did not apply to the ... Palestinians Syria
Ghafour, a 43-year-old teacher, tells The Independent he just wants to get out of what the UN has dubbed 'hell on Earth'. But at a checkpoint, a rebel commander made clear he wouldn't be allowed to go: 'He shouted at me and said you should stay here and support our fight against the regime'. Palestinians Syria
Syrian opposition activists say Russian warplanes are taking part in bombarding Damascus' eastern suburbs, also known as eastern Ghouta, where many people are hiding in underground shelters with little food and medical supplies amid a tight government siege. “There is no electricity, no water, no flour ... Palestinians Syria
Sweden, Kuwait and many other countries have been pressing for immediate UN action as deaths mount in a Syrian bombing campaign in the rebel-held suburbs of Damascus known as eastern Ghouta. The vote came as warplanes pounded eastern Ghouta, the last rebel enclave near Syria's capital, for a ... Palestinians Syria
Syrian government air raids killed a further 32 people in rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus on Friday, activists said, as a vote on a UN-backed ... It also proposes the immediate lifting of all sieges, including in eastern Ghouta, Yarmouk, Foua and Kefraya and ordering all sides to "cease depriving civilians ... Palestinians Syria
After two weeks of negotiations, Russia today told the UN Security Council that there was still no agreement on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, dimming hopes of international action to halt the carnage in Eastern Ghouta. During a council meeting called by Russia, Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia presented a ... Palestinians Syria
It demands the immediate lifting of all sieges including in Eastern Ghouta, Yarmouk, Foua and Kefraya and orders all sides to "cease depriving civilians of ... That would allow the Syrian government offensive to continue against Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Idlib, the last province in Syria outside the control of ... Palestinians Syria
It demands the immediate lifting of all sieges including in Eastern Ghouta, Yarmouk, Foua and Kefraya and orders all sides to "cease depriving civilians of ... That would allow the Syrian government offensive to continue against Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Idlib, the last province in Syria outside the control of ... Palestinians Syria
Syrian government and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham reached an agreement regarding evacuation of five sick/wounded civilians from Fuah and Kafraya pocket, in exchange for the same number of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham's elements from Al-Yarmouk camp, south of Damascus. Syrian Arab Red Crescent transferred ... Palestinians Syria
Rebel groups in eastern Ghouta fired mortars at areas of Damascus held by the government, killing a child and injuring eight other people, Syrian state ... Jihadist rebels, including some loyal to Islamic State, also hold much of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in the southern suburbs of Damascus. Palestinians Syria
Deliveries of urgently needed food and medical supplies would begin 48 hours after the start of the ceasefire as would medical evacuations, according to the text. The measure would also call on all parties to immediately lift sieges, including in Eastern Ghouta, Yarmouk, Foua and Kefraya. All sides in Syria ... Palestinians Syria
The statement mentioned the situation in the Afrin enclave in northern Syria, where the Turkish army and allied Syrian rebel fighters have unleashed an ... In the Islamic State-held areas in the Yarmouk Camp and other locations in Syria, civilians continue to be held captive, subjected to violence and ... Palestinians Syria
Meanwhile, in southern Syria, the Free Syrian Army launched an offensive in the Dara'a Governorate, yesterday, targeting the Yarmouk Basin that was partially under the control of the Islamic State (ISIS). The offensive would end on Thursday night after the Free Syrian Army failed to retake any territory from ... Palestinians Syria
UNRWA says it needs $409m this year to cover cash assistance, education and health services for the 438,000 registered Palestinian refugees in Syria, who have been severely impacted by the nearly seven years of war there. In Syria's largest Palestinian refugee “camp”, the Yarmouk neighbourhood of ... Palestinians Syria
On March 12, the Syrian military launched airstrikes on Daraa province, the first violation of the cease-fire agreement. Civilians began to flee ... Khaled bin Walid, which pledges allegiance to IS, attempted this week to advance from the Yarmouk basin toward the Jordanian border. Amman's ability to act in ... Palestinians Syria
The protests were violently opposed by the Syrian army, leading to the seven-year war which, according to UNHCR figures, has seen nearly 500,000 people killed and ... When the military action increased, she says, "I went to my daughter's house in al-Yarmouk refugee camp, and it was the same there. Palestinians Syria
Behind him are the ruins of Yarmouk, Damascus, destroyed by the bombing of the regime of Bashar al-Assad. The photo, which was taken in 2015, was seen around the world, a symbol of humanity in the conflict that has ravaged Syria for more than seven years. Now Ahmad has published a ... Pianist Syrian refugee Germany music
Syrian opposition activists say Russian warplanes are taking part in bombarding Damascus' eastern suburbs, also known as eastern Ghouta, where many people are hiding in underground shelters with little food and medical supplies amid a tight government siege. “There is no electricity, no water, no flour ... Pianist Syrian refugee Germany music
That would allow the Syrian government offensive to continue against Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Idlib, the last province in Syria outside the control of Damascus. The text demands the lifting of all sieges including in Eastern Ghouta, Yarmouk, Foua and Kefraya and order all sides to "cease depriving ... Pianist Syrian refugee Germany music
Ghafour, a 43-year-old teacher, tells The Independent he just wants to get out of what the UN has dubbed 'hell on Earth'. But at a checkpoint, a rebel commander made clear he wouldn't be allowed to go: 'He shouted at me and said you should stay here and support our fight against the regime'. Pianist Syrian refugee Germany music
ISIS released a video Feb. 26, 2018 about the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria in which they beheaded hostages (Photo: Video screenshot). A media storm ensued last weekend after filmmaker Michael Moore called the National Rifle Association (NRA) a terrorist organization worse than ISIS. Pianist Syrian refugee Germany music
Commander of the Syrian Arab Army's Tiger Forces, Ahmed al-Nabhan was killed in today's clashes with the rebels in the East Ghouta. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham clashed with the Islamic State in Al-Mashrue neighborhood of Al-Yarmouk camp, as the latter tried to advance against the former in the area. Reports ... Pianist Syrian refugee Germany music
Syrian opposition activists say Russian warplanes are taking part in bombarding Damascus' eastern suburbs, also known as eastern Ghouta, where many people are hiding in underground shelters with little food and medical supplies amid a tight government siege. “There is no electricity, no water, no flour ... Pianist Syrian refugee Germany music
That would allow the Syrian government offensive to continue against Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Idlib, the last province in Syria outside the control of Damascus. The text demands the lifting of all sieges including in Eastern Ghouta, Yarmouk, Foua and Kefraya and order all sides to "cease depriving ... Pianist Syrian refugee Germany music
Syrian opposition activists say Russian warplanes are taking part in bombarding Damascus' eastern suburbs, also known as eastern Ghouta, where many people are hiding in underground shelters with little food and medical supplies amid a tight government siege. “There is no electricity, no water, no flour ... Pianist Syrian refugee Germany music


 

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