Arab Today, arab today syria raid kills 27 as chemical arms destruction nears end
Last Updated : GMT 23:59:57
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Syria raid kills 27, as chemical arms destruction nears end

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Syria raid kills 27, as chemical arms destruction nears end

Damascus - AFP

Syrian warplanes killed 27 civilians in a raid on a village market Thursday, as President Bashar al-Assad's regime nearly completed surrendering its chemical weapons stockpile. The air raid on the Aleppo provincial village of Atareb, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said three children were among the dead, comes amid a massive aerial offensive on rebel areas across the province that began in mid-December. The campaign has killed hundreds, mostly civilians, and forced thousands of families to flee. Aleppo-based activist Abu Omar said the area hit was a market area -- "that's why there were so many civilians killed. "The regime is hitting back against the civilians who support the revolt" against Assad, he added. Activists distributed amateur video footage showing chaotic scenes, with bodies lying among mounds of rubble. The video shows a woman in a white headscarf screaming as she leans over the body of a loved one. It also shows a man attending a boy whose leg has been ripped off. It was unclear whether the child was alive or dead. - Chemical handover nearly complete - Meanwhile, the joint Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-UN task team charged with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal said 92.5 percent of its stockpile has been surrendered. Damascus had pledged to have all of its stockpile removed from Syria by Sunday, with the weapons due to be destroyed by June 30. On Wednesday, UN Security Council members called for new claims of a chlorine gas attack in a rebel bastion to be probed. Nigerian Ambassador Joy Ogwu, who holds the council's rotating presidency, said there was concern over reports about the use of chlorine gas killing and injuring people, and called for an investigation. There have been conflicting accounts of an alleged chlorine attack on opposition-held Kafr Zita, with the government and the opposition trading blame. Under the terms of a US-Russian brokered deal that averted the threat of US military action last year, Syria agreed to destroy its chemical stockpiles. The deal was reached after deadly chemical attacks outside Damascus last August killed hundreds of people. While the final destruction of the stockpile appears imminent, analysts were raising the matter of production sites. Sico van der Meer of the Clingendael Institute said "they will complete the removal, but the question of production sites is still there". Damascus wants to seal the sites, which it says have been rendered unusable, but Western countries want them completely destroyed, fearing they could be re-activated. "Syria is playing for time. As long as the process of destroying its chemical weapons is under way, the international community is not going to bother it too much," Van der Meer said. Despite the violence, the regime plans a presidential election on June 3 that is expected to return Assad to office. On Thursday, regime-tolerated opponent Hassan Abdullah al-Nuri became the second candidate to register his candidacy, a day after independent MP Maher al-Hajjar did so. - Food aid distributed - Meanwhile, Damascus lost all electrical power after rebels sabotaged the gas pipeline at Jayrud that feeds the power station supplying the capital, state television and activists said. In southern Damascus, the UN was allowed to distribute 300 parcels of food aid in besieged Yarmuk, after a 15-day lull, UN Relief and Works Agency spokesman Chris Gunness said. More than 100 people have died in the past year from food and medical shortages in Yarmuk, a Palestinian refugee camp. However, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said access for foreign aid for millions of Syrians desperately in need has not improved overall, violating a Security Council resolution passed two months ago. Almost 3.5 million people remain without access to essential goods and services, including life-saving medicines, in a "clear violation" of international law, said Ban. Syria's conflict is estimated to have killed more than 150,000 people, with millions having fled their homes. In other developments, Belgian Interior Minister Joelle Milquet called for closer cooperation with European partners and others to stop young fighters joining rebels in Syria. "Coping with the return (of fighters), that is our main concern," Milquet said, pointing to the presence of Al-Qaeda-linked groups in Syria.

arabstoday
arabstoday

GMT 20:53 2017 Monday ,25 September

Fierce clashes between regime , opposition

GMT 16:19 2017 Monday ,25 September

Russian strikes kill 45 Syrian rebels

GMT 14:31 2017 Monday ,25 September

US-led strikes killed 84 civilians near Syria's Raqa

GMT 04:02 2017 Saturday ,23 September

Air strikes kill 22 in northwest Syria

GMT 18:59 2017 Monday ,18 September

Syria troops closer to besieging IS

GMT 06:16 2017 Sunday ,17 September

Daesh surrender to gov't forces

GMT 16:44 2017 Saturday ,16 September

Syrian forces fire 20 GGM toward Damascus

GMT 22:14 2017 Friday ,08 September

Syria says Israel bombed military base
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today syria raid kills 27 as chemical arms destruction nears end Arab Today, arab today syria raid kills 27 as chemical arms destruction nears end

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today syria raid kills 27 as chemical arms destruction nears end Arab Today, arab today syria raid kills 27 as chemical arms destruction nears end

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today Sheraton Grand Hotel reveals its deals

GMT 12:20 2017 Monday ,25 September

Sheraton Grand Hotel reveals its deals
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Iraq Kurds in historic independence vote

GMT 15:20 2017 Monday ,25 September

Iraq Kurds in historic independence vote
Arab Today, arab today North Korea 'more opaque'

GMT 10:50 2017 Sunday ,24 September

North Korea 'more opaque'
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Ministry seeks to improve education

GMT 14:49 2017 Sunday ,17 September

Ministry seeks to improve education
Arab Today, arab today 'Lady Beast' fights for girl gamers

GMT 10:27 2017 Sunday ,24 September

'Lady Beast' fights for girl gamers
Arab Today, arab today Conditions growing dire    

GMT 09:22 2017 Monday ,25 September

Conditions growing dire    
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Chevrolet's first 9-speed auto debuts

GMT 18:58 2017 Monday ,25 September

Chevrolet's first 9-speed auto debuts
Arab Today, arab today Third generation adds more power

GMT 13:40 2017 Sunday ,24 September

Third generation adds more power
Arab Today, arab today Lebleba is preoccupied in filming 'Back Street'

GMT 08:56 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Lebleba is preoccupied in filming 'Back Street'
Arab Today, arab today Psychologists help Mexico deal

GMT 05:05 2017 Sunday ,24 September

Psychologists help Mexico deal

GMT 08:59 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Youssra prepares for launching her program

GMT 10:16 2017 Friday ,22 September

All eyes on May as she prepares

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 20:10 2017 Saturday ,23 September

Big Western brands polluting oceans

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 12:02 2017 Sunday ,24 September

Harry visits mental health hospital

GMT 11:11 2017 Sunday ,24 September

The dark side of new tourism hope

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 12:46 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Google likely to buy stake in Taiwan smartphone maker HTC

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday