Syria

Explosion Near An Elementary School

A car exploded near an elementary school in a Shia populated city of Um al- Ala’med in Hems. Nine people were killed and 30 wounded. Six children were among the killed. Shia Rights Watch condemns Shia Muslim targeted killings especially the ones that target children and minors. The most inhumane …

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International Aim is not to Bring Peace to Syria

The war in Syria is unprecedented for many reasons. Fighters from 70 of the 196 countries in the world are fighting in Syria. More than two thirds of the world are taking advantage of the unrest in the Syria to fight. Some fight because they believe the Syrian government must …

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Attack to Shia Muslim Populated Cities

Shia Muslim of Nebal and Al-Zahra have been attacked today again. This attack is done right after the terrorist groups issued a statement threatening to burn the Shia in these two cities. The cities are mostly Shia Muslim populated and has been under siege for more than a year. No …

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Syrian Shia are Threatened to be Burned

Residence of two Shia cities of Dlab and Al-Zahraa are threatened to be burned by extremists. These two cities have been under siege of anti-Shia terrorists immediately after the conflict in Syria. Siege and very limited access to the cities resulted in malnutrition of children, spread of diseases and poverty. …

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Conference to End War in Syria

As the RT news agency reports leaders from more than 30 countries will meet to end war in Syria. Most important world leaders are to gather next month is Switzerland to come up with “peaceful political” solution to end war in Syria. Amongst countries invited to the conference are Iran …

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11,420 Children Killed in Syria

War crime and human rights violations in Syria have concerned all human rights defenders and organizations as about 113,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the conflict in this country. Children are the most vulnerable population in all countries. Many Syrian children are suffering as they lose their …

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Burning of Shrine by Extremist

Anti-Shia extremists supported by Saudi Arabia and Wahhabis have crossed the line today in Syria. According to local witnesses the shrine of Lady Sakina, the daughter of Shia’s first Imam, Imam Ali, was burned down in Daraya, Syria.  Shia Rights Watch have repeatedly warned the anti-Shia groups not to cross …

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JOINT STATEMENT REGARDING SYRIA

Shia Rights Watch, Washington DC, Today, in a collaborative effort, some of the most influential Shia Muslim organizations in the United States have released a Joint Statement Regarding Syria, reflecting the views of these organizations and their membership. In doing so, these organizations have firmly released their opinion of opposition …

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Peace in Ramadan

Shia Rights Watch appreciates and supports the recent statement by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. In his statement Ban Ki-moon asked all sides in Syria to put down their weapon in the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is the most important holy month shared by all sects of Islam. During the …

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A Shia Child Killed in Dayr Az Zawr

Dayr Az Zawr, a Shia populated city in Syria, witnessed a death of a child as a rocket fell on him. The rocket killed the child and injured another five civilians to day July the 2nd, 2013. Dayr Az Zawr is the same city in which 60 Shia Muslims were killed …

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