Latest #Syria developments
17:51 Sixty dead bodies were found in the city of Qatna near Damascus, Al-Arabiya television quoted activists saying.
17:30 Syrian General Yuaarab al-Sharaa, cousin of Vice President Farouq al-Sharaa, has defected, New TV reported Thursday.
17:06 Thursday’s death toll in Syria has risen to 90 people, Al-Jazeera television quoted activists as saying.
16:30 Syrian regime forces’ warplanes shelled Maarat Masrin in Edleb, razing its houses to the ground, Al-Arabiya quoted activists as saying.
16:06 Dozens of casualties were reported in Al-Damir in the Damascus district, Al-Arabiya quoted activists as saying.
14:50 Syrian forces killed 35 people in Aleppo’s Qadi Aaskar, Al-Arabiya quoted the Syrian National Council as saying.
14:28 China urged Syria envoy Buthaina Shaaban to implement ceasefire and accept mediation, AFP quoted a statement as saying.
14:07 Three people were killed in the shelling of the neighborhood of Al-Hajar al-Aswad in Damascus by regime forces, Al-Arabiya quoted activists as saying.
13:09 Free Syrian Army rebels clashed with regime forces in Damascus’ Al-Hajar al-Aswad, Al-Jazeera quoted activists as saying.
12:51 Iran on Thursday slammed a decision by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to suspend Syria’s membership, calling the step against its key ally “unfair and unjust.”
12:15 Syrian security forces killed 62 people on Thursday, Al-Arabiya quoted the Local Coordination Committees as saying.
10:59 UN aid chief Valerie Amos said Thursday she was still pushing Damascus to allow international aid organizations to operate in Syria, warning that more than one million Syrians faced “destitution.”
10:24 Syrian security forces’ shelling of Aleppo’s Qadi Aaskar killed 25 people, Al-Arabiya quoted activists as saying.
10:16 About 15 Syrians have died in Turkish hospitals of their wounds from an air strike after 100 were sent across the border for treatment following the attack, a Turkish official said Thursday.
8:20 A Syrian envoy in Beijing for talks with Chinese officials has praised her host’s attitude to her country, contrasting it with that of Western powers, in comments published Thursday.
8:13 The United States commended Muslim states for suspending Syria’s membership in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, saying it sent a “strong message” to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.