Instead, the seven- and four-year-old girls spend their days playing in the dirt with other displaced children at their encampment in rural northern Hama province, where Hadid’s family now lives after fleeing pro-regime shabiha fighters in their home vill
AMMAN: A ground advance by Syrian loyalist forces has wiped out weeks of opposition gains in the north Hama countryside after two major opposition factions withdrew from fronts with the regime to fight each other, rebel spokesmen tell Syria Direct.
AMMAN: Two waves of airstrikes on Sunday seriously damaged north Hama’s “Cave Hospital,” an underground medical center built directly into the face of a mount, behind 50 feet of solid rock, eyewitness sources told Syria Direct.
AMMAN: In the week since Syrian rebels launched a campaign to take the Hama airport and draw regime forces away from Aleppo city, regime forces have responded by bombarding the villages they lost control of, sparking an exodus of civilians from the area.
AMMAN: Syrian rebel fighters advanced to within 10km of the Hama city limits on Thursday after four days of steady advances in a campaign aimed at “relieving pressure on opposition forces in Aleppo,” two rebel commanders present in northern Hama told Syri
Ismaili villagers in the regime-held east Hama countryside bordering Islamic State (IS) territory are used to hearing the sound of clashes outside of their villages since IS started attacking the area in 2015, but July 17 was different.
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