War in Syria
Civilian deaths in US operations US military says it killed 12 civilians abroad in 2021; rights groups claim under-reporting

The US military’s claims have been disputed by various groups who claim that the number of civilian casualties has been deliberately underreported to avoid criticism and accountability 

Refugee deaths in Mediterranean Sea Over 70 dead and scores missing after boat full of migrants sinks off Syrian coast

Most of the refugees were Lebanese or Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The boat had left the Miniyeh region a few days before and was headed for Europe

Israeli attack in Syria Fresh Israeli attacks in Syria cause material damage in Aleppo and Damascus 

This was the third such instance of Israeli aggression inside Syria this month. Israel has carried out thousands of such strikes inside Syria since 2011, in complete violation of the UN charter

US airstrikes in Syria US carries out airstrikes in Syria’s Deir ez Zor province

The US Central Command claimed that the airstrikes targeted “Iran backed groups” that were allegedly involved in last week’s drone attack on its al-Tanf base in the region

Turkish aggression in Syria Turkey continues its aggression inside Syria, kills four 

Turkey controls a large part of northern Syria since 2019 and demands the creation of a buffer zone 30 kilometers deep inside the country to prevent alleged attacks from Kurdish militias 

Drone strikes at US military base in Syria’s al-Tanf reiterate its dubious role 

The base in al-Tanf was built by the US during the war against ISIS in 2016 without the consent of the Syrian government. The US is accused of using the base to train anti-Assad forces and steal the country’s resources 

Turkish shelling in Syria Turkish shelling inside Syria kills five, destroys civilian infrastructure 

Turkey has been targeting and invading war-ravaged Kurdish majority regions of Syria and Iraq for many years now, killing hundreds and displacing thousands of people in complete violation of international laws

Astana process on Syria Astana Process renews demands for US withdrawal from Syria, takes stand against external aggression

The presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran met as part of the Astana Process at a time when Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been declaring his intent to launch a fresh invasion of northern part of Syria

Turkey is readying for yet another invasion of Syria  

Turkey had carried out a similar invasion of northern Syria in October 2019 claiming to create a “safe zone” 30 km inside the Syrian border. The invasion had killed nearly 700 civilians and displaced over 300,000

Number of forcibly displaced people more than doubles in a decade to cross 100 million

For the first time in human history, the number of forcibly displaced people in the world has crossed 100 million.

Forcible displacement UNHRC Wars and conflicts forced over 100 million people to leave their homes globally

According to the UNHRC, due to the rise in wars and violence globally, the number of people forcibly displaced has more than doubled since 2012. The numbers are almost equally divided between those internally displaced and refugees

Australia’s public school teachers protest for better pay, conditions and other stories

Today we look at the strike public school teachers in Australia, threats against Colombian presidential frontrunner Gustavo Petro, and more