Comments came after Syria’s parliament confirmed Bashar Assad will run for re-election in next month’s poll
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This year is the 10th anniversary of a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters which triggered a civil war that has left much of Syria in ruins, Reuters reported.
A bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters by Assad’s security apparatus in 2011 led to a devastating war.
Damascus was kicked out of the Pan-Arab body in 2011
The Israeli attack wounded four soldiers and caused some material losses, the report added.
Smuggling of billions of dollars worth of subsidised foodstuffs and fuel is making Lebanon’s own crisis even worse
Blinken called on the UN Security Council to reauthorize a cross-border aid operation into Syria despite Russian and Chinese opposition.
UN seeks more than $10bn for people living in or having fled Syria, which faces war, disease, hunger and financial ruin
“The Syrian people continue to have the full political and humanitarian support of the European Union, in the pursuit of a peaceful and sustainable future,” he added.
Battles slowed this year as a ceasefire held in northwestern Syria and attention turned to containing the coronavirus pandemic.